Montoya Leads The Way

NASCAR qualifying is complete for Sunday’s Sylvania 300 and Juan Pablo Montoya won his second pole of the 2009 season.

After qualifying, Tony Stewart finds himself as the new pre-race favorite to win on Sunday.

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Stewart is a 9/2 favorite to win the race according to oddsmakers at the online sports book SBGGLOBAL. Other short odds to win are Denny Hamlin (6/1), Kurt Busch (7/1), Jimmie Johnson (8/1), Montoya (8/1), and Jeff Gordon (8/1).

Stewart will start second on Sunday and is tied with Johnson for second in the points standings and has three wins on the year. Stewart has finished outside the top 10 in his last four races before having a streak where he finished inside the top 10 in 10-straight races.

Hamlin begins fourth for Sunday’s race and is coming off a win last week in the Chevy Rock & Roll 400. Hamlin sits tied for fourth in the standings and has two wins on the year. Hamlin has finished in the top 10 in eight of his last nine races.

Kurt Busch qualified third for Sunday’s race and is tied for sixth in the standings. Busch has one win on the year and 14 top-10 finishes.

Johnson will start 16th on Sunday and is tied for second in the current standings. Johnson won this event in 2003, but has finished outside the top 10 in five of his last six events.

Montoya is tied for ninth in the NASCAR standings and is winless in the 2009 season. Montoya has three top 10’s in his last eight races.

Gordon won this event in 1998 and 1997 and is sitting tied for sixth in the points standings entering the chase. Gordon has finished in the top 10 in his last two races and will begin 10th in Sunday’s race.

The Sylvania 300 will take place Sunday, Sept. 20 from New Hampshire Motor Speedway at 1PM ET. For complete odds and track information on this year’s event, see below.

Odds to win the Sylvania 300 – 2009 Sylvania 300 New Hampshire Motor Speedway – Sept. 20, 2009

Tony Stewart 9/2    

Denny Hamlin 6/1    

Kurt Busch 7/1    

Jimmie Johnson 8/1    

Juan Pablo Montoya 8/1    

Jeff Gordon 8/1    

Kyle Busch 10/1    

Mark Martin 12/1    

Carl Edwards 12/1    

Kevin Harvick 15/1    

Clint Bowyer 20/1    

Kasey Kahne 25/1    

Martin Truex Jr 25/1    

Ryan Newman 30/1    

Greg Biffle 30/1    

Dale Earnhardt Jr 30/1    

Jeff Burton 50/1    

Joey Logano 50/1    

David Reutimann 60/1    

Brian Vickers 60/1    

Matt Kenseth 75/1    

Casey Mears 100/1    

Elliott Sadler 100/1    

Paul Menard 100/1    

Scott Speed 100/1    

Michael Waltrip 100/1    

Reed Sorenson 100/1    

AJ Allmendinger 100/1     

David Stremme 100/1    

Sam Hornish Jr 100/1    

David Ragan 100/1    

Jamie McMurray 100/1    

Marcos Ambrose 100/1

Field (Any Other Driver) 50/1        

2009 Sylvania 300 Information

Race Date: Sunday, Sept. 20

Location: New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Loudon, NH.

Pre-Race: 1 PM ET

Green Flag: Approx. 2:15PM ET

TV Coverage: ABC

Radio Coverage: PRN

Track Type: Oval (300 laps)

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Posted: 9/17/09 8:28PM ET

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