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Reutimann on the pole

2011 nascar qualfiying odds wonderful pistachios 500

RICHMOND, VA (TheSpread) – David Reutimann won the pole during Friday’s qualifying for the Wonderful Pistachios 400 and he will now start up front on Saturday night.

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According to oddsmakers, Kyle Busch and Jimmie Johnson are the favorites to win the race with 5/1 odds each. Other short odds to win are Denny Hamlin (7/1) and Jeff Gordon (7/1).

Busch is second in the point standings, 21 points out of first. He has a series-high four wins and 13 top 5’s on the year. Busch has three wins and 11 top 5’s at Richmond. His average finish at the track is an impressive 4.9 while his driver rating is 116.0, which ranks second in the series. Busch qualified 13th for the race.

Johnson leads the point standings. He has one win and 11 top 5’s. He also has a series-best 17 top 10’s. Johnson has won three times at Richmond and has an average finish of 16.5 at this track. His driver rating is just 88.7, which ranks 10th amongst active drivers. He will start third on Saturday.

Hamlin will start 28th on Saturday. He is currently 12th in the point standings and holding the final wild card spot in the chase. Hamlin has one win and four top 5’s on the year. Hamlin holds two wins and six top 5’s at this track. His average finish at Richmond is 7.5 and he has the top driver rating at the track of 120.4.

Gordon is fifth in the point standings. He has three wins on the year and nine top 5’s. He sits 43 points out of first. Gordon has two wins at Richmond with six top 5’s. His average finish here is 14.8 while his driver rating is 97.8, which ranks fifth in the series. Gordon qualified 17th for the race.

The Wonderful Pistachios 400 will take place Saturday, Sept. 10 from Richmond International Raceway at 7:43PM ET. For complete odds and track information on this year’s event, see below.

Odds to win the Wonderful Pistachios 400 – 2011 Wonderful Pistachios 400 – Richmond International Raceway – Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011

Jimmie Johnson 5/1

Kyle Busch 5/1

Denny Hamlin 7/1

Jeff Gordon 7/1

Tony Stewart 10/1

Carl Edwards 10/1

Brad Keselowski 13/1

Kevin Harvick 15/1

Kurt Busch 16/1

Clint Bowyer 20/1

Matt Kenseth 20/1

Kasey Kahne 20/1

AJ Allmendinger 20/1

Ryan Newman 30/1

Greg Biffle 30/1

Dale Earnhardt Jr 30/1

Joey Logano 35/1

Martin Truex Jr 35/1

Mark Martin 40/1

Jeff Burton 40/1

Juan Montoya 50/1

Paul Menard 50/1

Field 9/1

Qualifying Results

1 David Reutimann (00)

2 Jamie McMurray (1)

3 Jimmie Johnson (48)

4 Mark Martin (5)

5 Clint Bowyer (33)

6 Jeff Burton (31)

7 Kevin Harvick (29)

8 Carl Edwards (99)

9 A J Allmendinger (43)

10 Juan Pablo Montoya (42)

11 Kurt Busch (22)

12 Kasey Kahne (4)

13 Kyle Busch (18)

14 Greg Biffle (16)

15 Paul Menard (27)

16 Joey Logano (20)

17 Jeff Gordon (24)

18 Ryan Newman (39)

19 Brad Keselowski (2)

20 David Ragan (6)

21 Landon Cassill (51)

22 Tony Stewart (14)

23 Regan Smith (78)

24 Brian Vickers (83)

25 Matt Kenseth (17)

26 David Stremme (30)

27 Dale Earnhardt Jr. (88)

28 Denny Hamlin (11)

29 Martin Truex Jr. (56)

30 Casey Mears (13)

31 Michael McDowell (66)

32 Bobby Labonte (47)

33 Marcos Ambrose (9)

34 Dave Blaney (135)

35 Travis Kvapil (38)

36 David Gilliland (34)

37 Robby Gordon (7)

38 Andy Lally (71)

39 Joe Nemechek (87)

40 Stephen Leicht (36)

41 Scott Speed (46)

42 Mike Bliss (32)

43 J.J. Yeley (55)

44 Mike Skinner (60) DNQ

45 Erik Darnell (37) DNQ

46 T.J. Bell (150) DNQ

2011 Wonderful Pistachios 400 Information

Race Date: Saturday, Sept. 10

Location: Richmond International Raceway, Richmond, VA

Pre-Race: 6:30PM ET

Green Flag: Approx. 7:43PM ET

TV Coverage: ABC

Radio Coverage: MRN

Track Type: Oval (400 laps)

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