Gordon wins Sylvania 300 Pole

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LOUDON, NH (TheSpread) – Jeff Gordon improved on his chances to win the Sylvania 300 on Sunday as he took the pole in Friday’s qualifying.

Bet on NASCAR Odds

According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Denny Hamlin is now the lone favorite to win this race, as he has 4/1 odds after qualifying. Other short odds to win are Kyle Busch and Tony Stewart, who each have 6/1 odds. Gordon now has 7/1 odds to win.

Hamlin is tied for fourth in the standings. He is 15 points out of first and has four wins with 11 top 5’s on the year. Hamlin has one win at New Hampshire. His average finish at this track is 8.5, while his driver rating is 101.4. Hamlin only qualified 33rd for this race.

Stewart is third in the point standings, 8 points out of first. Stewart has three wins and 13 top 5’s on the year. Stewart has three wins at New Hampshire with an average finish of 11.6. Stewart has a series-best driver rating at this track of 112.0. Stewart will start third on Sunday.

Busch qualified second for this race. He is not part of the Chase for the Championship this year and has just one win on the season. Busch has never won this race.

The Sylvania 300 will take place Sunday, September 23 from New Hampshire Motor Speedway at 2:15PM ET. For complete odds and track information on this year’s event, see below.

Odds to win the Sylvania 300 – 2012 Sylvania 300 – New Hampshire Motor Speedway – Sunday, September 23, 2012

Denny Hamlin 4/1

Kyle Busch 6/1

Tony Stewart 6/1

Jeff Gordon 7/1

Kasey Kahne 7/1

Jimmie Johnson 8/1

Clint Bowyer 9/1

Brad Keselowski 10/1

Kevin Harvick 12/1

Dale Earnhardt Jr 12/1

Martin Truex Jr 18/1

Carl Edwards 20/1

Ryan Newman 25/1

Brian Vickers 30/1

Greg Biffle 30/1

Matt Kenseth 40/1

Joey Logano 60/1

Jeff Burton 60/1

Paul Menard 75/1

Bobby Labonte 100/1

Regan Smith 100/1

Aric Almirola 100/1

Sam Hornish Jr 100/1

Marcos Ambrose 100/1

Kurt Busch 100/1

Jamie McMurray 100/1

Juan Pablo Montoya 100/1

David Ragan 100/1

David Gilliland 100/1

Field (Any Other Driver) 100/1

Qualifying Results

1 Jeff Gordon (24)

2 Kyle Busch (18)

3 Tony Stewart (14)

4 Brian Vickers (55)

5 Carl Edwards (99)

6 Kasey Kahne (5)

7 Paul Menard (27)

8 Ryan Newman (39)

9 Martin Truex Jr. (56)

10 Dave Blaney (22)

11 Jeff Burton (31)

12 Clint Bowyer (15)

13 Greg Biffle (16)

14 Dale Earnhardt Jr. (88)

15 Brad Keselowski (2)

16 Kevin Harvick (29)

17 Bobby Labonte (47)

18 Joey Logano (20)

19 Aric Almirola (43)

20 Jimmie Johnson (48)

21 Marcos Ambrose (9)

22 Regan Smith (78)

23 Kurt Busch (51)

24 Juan Pablo Montoya (42)

25 Matt Kenseth (17)

26 David Ragan (34)

27 Scott Speed (195)

28 Landon Cassill (83)

29 Jamie McMurray (1)

30 Casey Mears (13)

31 Michael McDowell (98)

32 Travis Kvapil (93)

33 Denny Hamlin (11)

34 Josh Wise (26)

35 David Reutimann (10)

36 Reed Sorenson (191)

37 Joe Nemechek (87)

38 David Gilliland (38)

39 Kelly Bires (179)

40 Stephen Leicht (33)

41 J.J. Yeley (37)

42 David Stremme (30)

43 Tony Raines (36)

44 Mike Olsen (32)

45 Scott Riggs (23)

46 Jason Leffler (249) DNQ

47 Jeff Green (119) DNQ

2012 Sylvania 300 Information

Race Date: Sunday, September 23

Location: New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Loudon, NH

Pre-Race: 1:30PM ET

Green Flag: 2:15PM ET

TV Coverage: ESPN

Track Type: Speedway (300 laps)

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