Martin takes the pole

Qualifying is complete for Saturday’s Chevy Rock & Roll 400, with Mark Martin winning his sixth pole of the 2009 season.

Martin will be starting first, but the updated odds have Denny Hamlin as the favorite.

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Hamlin is a 7/2 favorite to win the race according to oddsmakers at the online sports book Other short odds to win are Kyle Busch (9/2), Martin (5/1), Jimmie Johnson (5/1), and Jeff Gordon (8/1).

Hamlin is racing on his home track where he is looking for his first win at Richmond International Raceway. Hamlin is in fourth place in the Sprint Cup standings and has finished in the top 10 in his last five races.

Busch will start eighth in Saturday night’s race. Busch sits 14th in the standings, 37 points behind Matt Kenseth for the final spot in NASCAR’s postseason. Busch has four wins in 2009, but has been inconsistent, finishing outside the top 10 in six of his last eight races.

Martin is 10th in the standings and not quite assured of a spot in the chase. Martin has four wins on the season and finished in the top five in his last two races.

Johnson will start fourth on Saturday and is the two-time defending champion of the race and is a three-time winner in 2009.

Gordon will start seventh on Saturday and is the 2000 winner of this event. Gordon is second in the standings and has finished in the top 10 in five of his last seven races.

The Chevy Rock & Roll 400 will take place Saturday, Sept. 12 from Richmond International Raceway at 7PM ET. For complete odds and track information on this year’s event, see below.

Odds to win the Chevy Rock & Roll 400 – 2009 Chevy Rock & Roll 400 Richmond International Raceway – Sept. 12, 2009

Denny Hamlin 7/2    

Kyle Busch 9/2    

Mark Martin 5/1    

Jimmie Johnson 5/1    

Jeff Gordon 8/1    

Kevin Harvick 10/1    

Kasey Kahne 10/1    

Tony Stewart 12/1    

Clint Bowyer 18/1    

Ryan Newman 20/1    

Carl Edwards 20/1    

Dale Earnhardt Jr 20/1    

Kurt Busch 25/1    

Juan Pablo Montoya 30/1    

Jeff Burton 30/1    

Greg Biffle 50/1    

Matt Kenseth 50/1    

Brian Vickers 50/1    

Joey Logano 60/1    

David Reutimann 60/1         

Jamie McMurray 100/1    

Bobby Labonte 100/1    

David Ragan 100/1    

Martin Truex Jr 100/1    

Marcos Ambrose 200/1    

Sam Hornish Jr 200/1    

Reed Sorenson 300/1    

David Stremme 300/1    

AJ Allmendinger 300/1    

Michael Waltrip 500/1    

Scott Speed 500/1    

Elliott Sadler 500/1    

Casey Mears 500/1   

Field (Any Other Driver) 100/1

2009 Chevy Rock & Roll 400 Information

Race Date: Saturday, Sept. 12

Location: Richmond International Raceway, Richmond, Virginia.

Pre-Race: 7 PM ET

Green Flag: Approx. 7:43PM ET

TV Coverage: ABC

Radio Coverage: MRN

Track Type: Oval (400 laps)

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Posted: 9/11/09 8:30PM ET

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