Harvick wins Atlanta pole

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HAMPTON, GA (TheSpread) – Kevin Harvick picked up another pole position on Friday night, and he will now lead the pack for the start of the Oral-B USA 500 on Sunday night.

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According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Harvick is now the favorite to win the race, as he has 9/2 odds. Other short odds to win are Brad Keselowski and Jeff Gordon, who each have 6/1 odds while Jimmie Johnson has 7/1 odds

Harvick is seventh in the point standings, 124 points out of first place. He has two wins and seven top 5s this year. Harvick has one win at Atlanta with an average finish of 18.7 at the track. His driver rating there is 87.6.

Keselowski sits third in the point standings, 69 points out of first place. He has three wins and 10 top 5s on the year. Keselowski is winless at Atlanta with one top 5 and an average finish of 21.0. His driver rating at the track is 84.7. Keselowski will start second on Sunday.

Gordon qualified ninth for Sunday night’s race. Gordon is the points leader by 27 points on the field. He has three wins and eight top 5s on the year. Gordon has five wins in his career at Atlanta with 16 top 5s. His average finish at the track is 11.8, while his driver rating is 105.6, which is tops for any driver.

Johnson is sixth in the point standings, 119 points out of first place. He has three wins this year to go with seven top 5s. Johnson has three wins at Atlanta in his career, along with 11 top 5s. His average finish at the track is 11.9 and his driver rating is 104.8, which ranks second in the series. Johnson will start from the 16th position.

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The Oral-B USA 500 will take place Sunday, August 31 at 7:46PM ET from Atlanta Motor Speedway. For complete odds and track information on this year’s race, see below.

Odds to win the Oral-B USA 500 – 2014 Oral-B USA 500 – Atlanta Motor Speedway – Sunday, August 31

Kevin Harvick 9/2

Brad Keselowski 6/1

Jeff Gordon 6/1

Jimmie Johnson 7/1

Joey Logano 10/1

Kyle Busch 10/1

Matt Kenseth 10/1

Kasey Kahne 12/1

Kyle Larson 12/1

Dale Earnhardt Jr 15/1

Carl Edwards 20/1

Denny Hamlin 20/1

Kurt Busch 20/1

Clint Bowyer 30/1

Ryan Newman 30/1

Jamie McMurray 35/1

Greg Biffle 40/1

Martin Truex Jr 40/1

Brian Vickers 50/1

Paul Menard 60/1

AJ Allmendinger 100/1

Aric Almirola 100/1

Austin Dillon 100/1

Casey Mears 100/1

Danica Patrick 100/1

Justin Allgaier 100/1

Marcos Ambrose 100/1

Ricky Stenhouse Jr 100/1

Field (Any Other Driver) 20/1

Qualifying Results

1. (4) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 190.398 mph.

2. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 190.058.

3. (42) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 189.883.

4. (31) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 189.396.

5. (20) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 188.996.

6. (78) Martin Truex Jr., Chevrolet, 188.918.

7. (43) Aric Almirola, Ford, 188.629.

8. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 188.514.

9. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 188.45.

10. (5) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 188.315.

11. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 188.06.

12. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 187.907.

13. (3) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 189.163.

14. (22) Joey Logano, Ford, 189.099.

15. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 188.841.

16. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 188.809.

17. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 188.642.

18. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 188.507.

19. (55) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 188.43.

20. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 187.875.

21. (15) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 187.703.

22. (41) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 187.361.

23. (47) AJ Allmendinger, Chevrolet, 187.272.

24. (13) Casey Mears, Chevrolet, 186.95.

25. (7) Michael Annett, Chevrolet, 188.002.

26. (17) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 187.9.

27. (10) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 187.748.

28. (37) Mike Bliss, Chevrolet, 187.481.

29. (33) Ty Dillon, Chevrolet, 187.329.

30. (23) Alex Bowman, Toyota, 187.316.

31. (51) Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, 186.887.

32. (9) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 186.642.

33. (27) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 185.99.

34. (77) Joe Nemechek, Ford, 185.94.

35. (66) Brett Moffitt, Toyota, 185.834.

36. (98) Josh Wise, Chevrolet, 185.766.

37. (38) David Gilliland, Ford, Owner Points.

38. (34) David Ragan, Ford, Owner Points.

39. (83) Ryan Truex, Toyota, Owner Points.

40. (26) Cole Whitt, Toyota, Owner Points.

41. (32) J.J. Yeley, Ford, Owner Points.

42. (40) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, Owner Points.

43. (36) Reed Sorenson, Chevrolet, Owner Points.

Failed to Qualify

44. (95) Michael McDowell, Ford, 184.646.

2014 Oral-B USA 500 Information

Race Date: Sunday, August 31

Location: Atlanta Motor Speedway; Hampton, GA

Pre-Race: 7PM ET

Green Flag: 7:46PM ET

TV Coverage: ESPN

Track Type: Speedway (325 laps)

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