Hamlin wins AAA 400 pole

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DOVER, DE (TheSpread) – Denny Hamlin won the pole for Sunday’s AAA 400 on Saturday, and he will now start up front for this NASCAR Sprint Cup race.

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According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Jimmie Johnson is still the favorite to win, as he has 3/1 odds. Kyle Busch has 5/1 odds to win while Hamlin now has 7/1 odds.

Johnson is leading the point standings by 1. He has three wins and 14 top 5’s on the year. Johnson has seven wins at Dover in his career. His average finish at that track is 8.9 and his driver rating is a series-best 120.6. Johnson qualified 11th for this race

Busch is 13th overall in the standings and not part of the Chase. Busch has one win and seven top 5’s this year. Busch has never won this event, but his driver rating at Dover is 101.6, which ranks fifth amongst current drivers. Busch will start fifth on Sunday.

Hamlin sits third in the point standings, 7 points out of first. He has a series-best five wins on the year to go along with 12 top 5’s and 14 top 10’s. Hamlin hasn’t had much luck at Dover. He is winless at this track with an average finish of 20.5 over 13 races. His driver rating here is just 78.6.

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The AAA 400 will take place Sunday, September 30 from Dover International Speedway at 2:15PM ET. For complete odds and track information on this year’s event, see below.

Odds to win the AAA 400 – 2012 AAA 400 – Dover International Speedway – Sunday, September 30, 2012

Jimmie Johnson 3/1

Kyle Busch 5/1

Denny Hamlin 7/1

Kasey Kahne 8/1

Martin Truex Jr 10/1

Jeff Gordon 10/1

Clint Bowyer 12/1

Brad Keselowski 12/1

Greg Biffle 15/1

Kevin Harvick 20/1

Mark Martin 20/1

Matt Kenseth 20/1

Dale Earnhardt Jr 20/1

Carl Edwards 25/1

Tony Stewart 25/1

Joey Logano 40/1

Ryan Newman 60/1

Sam Hornish Jr 60/1

Paul Menard 100/1

Jeff Burton 100/1

Marcos Ambrose 100/1

Ricky Stenhouse 100/1

Kurt Busch 200/1

Juan Pablo Montoya 300/1

Aric Almirola 300/1

Jamie McMurray 300/1

Danica Patrick 500/1

Regan Smith 500/1

Bobby Labonte 500/1

Field (Any Other Driver) 50/1

Qualifying Results

1 Denny Hamlin (11)

2 Clint Bowyer (15)

3 Martin Truex Jr. (56)

4 Sam Hornish Jr. (22)

5 Kyle Busch (18)

6 Greg Biffle (16)

7 Jeff Gordon (24)

8 Ryan Newman (39)

9 Kasey Kahne (5)

10 Brad Keselowski (2)

11 Jimmie Johnson (48)

12 Matt Kenseth (17)

13 Kevin Harvick (29)

14 Joey Logano (20)

15 Carl Edwards (99)

16 Bobby Labonte (47)

17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (6)

18 Regan Smith (78)

19 Paul Menard (27)

20 Jamie McMurray (1)

21 Aric Almirola (43)

22 Landon Cassill (83)

23 Josh Wise (26)

24 Tony Stewart (14)

25 Dale Earnhardt Jr. (88)

26 Mark Martin (55)

27 Marcos Ambrose (9)

28 Kurt Busch (51)

29 Reed Sorenson (191)

30 Casey Mears (13)

31 David Ragan (34)

32 Michael McDowell (98)

33 Travis Kvapil (93)

34 Scott Speed (195)

35 Juan Pablo Montoya (42)

36 Scott Riggs (23)

37 Joe Nemechek (87)

38 Danica Patrick (10)

39 Jeff Burton (31)

40 J.J. Yeley (36)

41 T.J. Bell (32)

42 David Gilliland (38)

43 Dave Blaney (37)

44 David Stremme (30) DNQ

45 Mike Bliss (119) DNQ

46 Jason Leffler (249) DNQ

47 Cole Whitt (33) DNQ

48 Kelly Bires (179) DNQ

2012 AAA 400 Information

Race Date: Sunday, September 30

Location: Dover International Speedway, Dover, DE

Pre-Race: 1:30PM ET

Green Flag: 2:15PM ET

TV Coverage: ESPN

Track Type: Speedway (400 laps)

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