Stewart on the pole

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HAMPTON, GA (TheSpread) – Tony Stewart was fastest in qualifying for the AdvoCare 500 on Friday and he will now start up front for Sunday night’s race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

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According to oddsmakers, Stewart and Jimmie Johnson are now favored to win this race as each has 6/1 odds. Kyle Busch now has 7/1 odds to win.

Johnson is currently second in the point standings. He is 11 points out of first place and has three wins on the year. Johnson has three wins in Atlanta in his career. His average finish at this track is 10.0, and his driver rating is 109.5, which ranks best of any driver. Johnson will start eighth on Sunday.

Stewart has three wins and 10 top 5’s at Atlanta. His average finish is 11.2, while his driver rating is 102.3, which ranks third in the series. Stewart is currently 10th in the point standings. He is 103 points out of first and has three wins this year.

Busch is 13th in the point standings and currently locked into one of the Wild Card spots for the Chase. He is 142 points out of first with one win and six top 5’s. Busch will start third on Sunday. Busch has one win at Atlanta with an average finish of 17.7 and a driver rating of 90.6 at the track, which ranks 11th in the series.

The AdvoCare 500 will take place Sunday, September 2 from Atlanta Motor Speedway at 7:46PM ET. For complete odds and track information on this year’s event, see below.

Odds to win the AdvoCare 500 – 2012 AdvoCare 500 – Atlanta Motor Speedway – Sunday, September 2, 2012

Jimmie Johnson 6/1

Tony Stewart 6/1

Kyle Busch 7/1

Matt Kenseth 8/1

Greg Biffle 8/1

Denny Hamlin 8/1

Jeff Gordon 8/1

Kasey Kahne 10/1

Carl Edwards 10/1

Brad Keselowski 20/1

Dale Earnhardt Jr 20/1

Mark Martin 25/1

Kevin Harvick 25/1

Martin Truex Jr 30/1

Clint Bowyer 35/1

Joey Logano 40/1

Marcos Ambrose 50/1

Ryan Newman 60/1

Paul Menard 100/1

Jamie McMurray 100/1

Kurt Busch 100/1

Juan Pablo Montoya 100/1

Sam Hornish Jr 100/1

Jeff Burton 100/1

Regan Smith 300/1

Trevor Bayne 300/1

Danica Patrick 300/1

Aric Almirola 300/1

Bobby Labonte 300/1

Field (Any Other Driver) 50/1

Qualifying Results

1 Tony Stewart (14)

2 Greg Biffle (16)

3 Kyle Busch (18)

4 Matt Kenseth (17)

5 Jeff Gordon (24)

6 Mark Martin (55)

7 Denny Hamlin (11)

8 Jimmie Johnson (48)

9 Joey Logano (20)

10 Marcos Ambrose (9)

11 Kasey Kahne (5)

12 Carl Edwards (99)

13 Aric Almirola (43)

14 David Ragan (34)

15 Sam Hornish Jr. (22)

16 Kurt Busch (51)

17 Ryan Newman (39)

18 Paul Menard (27)

19 Casey Mears (13)

20 Jamie McMurray (1)

21 Brad Keselowski (2)

22 Dave Blaney (36)

23 Danica Patrick (10)

24 Kevin Harvick (29)

25 Bobby Labonte (47)

26 Jeff Burton (31)

27 Regan Smith (78)

28 Martin Truex Jr. (56)

29 David Gilliland (38)

30 Clint Bowyer (15)

31 David Stremme (30)

32 Trevor Bayne (21)

33 Juan Pablo Montoya (42)

34 Jason Leffler (249)

35 Dale Earnhardt Jr. (88)

36 Scott Speed (195)

37 Joe Nemechek (87)

38 Reed Sorenson (191)

39 Scott Riggs (23)

40 Landon Cassill (83)

41 Travis Kvapil (93)

42 T.J. Bell (32)

43 J.J. Yeley (37)

44 Michael McDowell (98) DNQ

45 Josh Wise (26) DNQ

46 Stephen Leicht (33) DNQ

47 Mike Bliss (119) DNQ

2012 AdvoCare 500 Information

Race Date: Sunday, September 2

Location: Atlanta Motor Speedway, Brooklyn, MI

Pre-Race: 7PM ET

Green Flag: 7:46PM ET

TV Coverage: ESPN

Track Type: Speedway (325 laps)

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