Stenhouse Jr. Wins Atlanta Pole

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HAMPTON, GA (TheSpread) – Ricky Stenhouse Jr. picked up the rare pole win on Friday and he will start up front for Sunday’s AdvoCare 500.

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According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Jimmie Johnson is still the favorite to win this race, as he has 9/2 odds. Other short odds to win are Matt Kenseth (6/1), Kyle Busch (7/1) and Kasey Kahne (8/1).

Johnson is the points leader in the series, 18 points better than the field. Johnson has four wins and nine top 5s this season. Johnson has won three times at Atlanta Motor Speedway and his average finish there is 11.1. Johnson’s driver rating at Atlanta is 108.3, which is best of any driver. Johnson qualified 10th for this race.

Kenseth is sixth in the standings, 85 points out of first. Kenseth has a series-best five wins this year. Kenseth has never won at this track, but has an average finish of 12.7. Kenseth’s driver rating at Atlanta is 96.4, which ranks sixth in the series. Kenseth will start sixth on Sunday.

Busch is fifth in the standings, 82 points out of first. Busch has three wins and a series-best 10 top 5s on the season. Busch has one win in his career at Atlanta and his average finish at the track is 16.9. His driver rating at Atlanta is 92.8, which ranks ninth amongst current drivers. Busch will start ninth on Sunday.

Kahne is eighth in the point standings, 120 points out of first. He has two wins and eight top 5s this year. Kahne has two wins at Atlanta with an average finish of 18.6 at this track. Kahne’s driver rating at Atlanta is 88.9, which ranks 12th in the series. Kahne will start in the 18th position on Sunday.

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The AdvoCare 500 will take place Sunday, September 1 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 AdvoCare 500 – 2013 AdvoCare 500 – Atlanta Motor Speedway – Sunday, September 1

Jimmie Johnson 9/2

Matt Kenseth 6/1

Kyle Busch 7/1

Kasey Kahne 8/1

Jeff Gordon 10/1

Carl Edwards 10/1

Denny Hamlin 10/1

Dale Earnhardt Jr 12/1

Brad Keselowski 12/1

Clint Bowyer 15/1

Kurt Busch 15/1

Martin Truex Jr 15/1

Kevin Harvick 15/1

Joey Logano 20/1

Greg Biffle 20/1

Brian Vickers 30/1

Ryan Newman 40/1

Ricky Stenhouse 40/1

Juan Montoya 40/1

Jamie McMurray 60/1

Mark Martin 75/1

Paul Menard 75/1

AJ Allmendinger 200/1

Danica Patrick 300/1

Marcos Ambrose 300/1

Austin Dillon 300/1

Jeff Burton 300/1

Aric Almirola 300/1

Field (Any Other Driver) 300/1

Qualifying Results

1. (17) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 189.688 mph.

2. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 189.021.

3. (42) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 188.539.

4. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 188.533.

5. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 188.053.

6. (20) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 187.983.

7. (56) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 187.939.

8. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 187.519.

9. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 187.487.

10. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 187.475.

11. (22) Joey Logano, Ford, 187.424.

12. (15) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 187.196.

13. (47) A J Allmendinger, Toyota, 187.007.

14. (34) David Ragan, Ford, 186.931.

15. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 186.736.

16. (27) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 186.673.

17. (39) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 186.579.

18. (5) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 186.547.

19. (13) Casey Mears, Ford, 186.472.

20. (9) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 186.29.

21. (10) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 186.109.

22. (55) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 185.859.

23. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 185.722.

24. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 185.592.

25. (30) David Stremme, Toyota, 185.399.

26. (33) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 185.331.

27. (14) Mark Martin, Chevrolet, 185.238.

28. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 185.065.

29. (43) Aric Almirola, Ford, 184.886.

30. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 184.732.

31. (38) David Gilliland, Ford, 184.523.

32. (78) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 184.499.

33. (35) Josh Wise, Ford, 184.358.

34. (83) David Reutimann, Toyota, 183.728.

35. (95) Scott Speed, Ford, 182.747.

36. (7) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet, 182.416.

37. (93) Travis Kvapil, Toyota, Owner Points.

38. (51) Mike Bliss, Chevrolet, Owner Points.

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

40. (87) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, Owner Points.

41. (32) Timmy Hill, Ford, Owner Points.

42. (36) J.J. Yeley, Chevrolet, Owner Points.

43. (98) Michael McDowell, Ford, Owner Points.

2013 AdvoCare 500 Information

Race Date: Sunday, September 1

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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