Kahne wins Kansas pole


KANSAS CITY, KS (TheSpread) – Kasey Kahne won the pole for the Hollywood Casino 400 on Friday. He will now start up front for Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race.

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According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Jimmie Johnson is now the favorite to win this race after qualifying, as he has 9/2 odds. Other short odds to win are Denny Hamlin (5/1) and Kahne (6/1).

Johnson is second in the point standings, 7 points out of first place. Johnson has three wins and 16 top 5’s this year. Johnson has two wins and five top 5’s at Kansas in his career. His average finish at this track is 7.9, while his driver rating is 120.7, which ranks tops of any driver in the series. Johnson will start seventh on Sunday.

Hamlin is third in the standings, 15 points out of first. Hamlin is tied for the series lead in wins with 5. He also has 13 top 5’s this year. Hamlin has one win and three top 5’s at Kansas. His average finish is 14.1 at this track, while his driver rating is 89.9, which ranks 11th in the series. Hamlin qualified ninth on Friday.

Kahne is fifth in the point standings, 35 points out of first. Kahne has two wins this year to go with nine top 5’s and 16 top 10’s. Kahne has not won at Kansas, but has one top 5 and four top 10’s. His average finish at this track is 16.1, while his driver rating is 86.9, which ranks 13th in the series.

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The Hollywood Casino 400 will take place Sunday, October 21 from Kansas Speedway at 2:16PM ET. For complete odds and track information on this year’s event, see below.

Odds to win the Hollywood Casino 400 – 2012 Hollywood Casino 400 – Kansas Speedway – Sunday, October 21, 2012

Jimmie Johnson 9/2

Denny Hamlin 5/1

Kasey Kahne 6/1

Greg Biffle 8/1

Kyle Busch 8/1

Brad Keselowski 10/1

Clint Bowyer 10/1

Mark Martin 10/1

Matt Kenseth10/1

Martin Truex Jr 15/1

Carl Edwards 18/1

Jeff Gordon 20/1

Tony Stewart 25/1

Joey Logano 30/1

Kevin Harvick 30/1

Ryan Newman 40/1

Sam Hornish Jr 100/1

Marcos Ambrose 100/1

Kurt Busch 100/1

Regan Smith 100/1

Paul Menard 100/1

Jamie McMurray 200/1

Jeff Burton 200/1

Juan Montoya 300/1

Trevor Bayne 300/1

Aric Almirola 300/1

AJ Allmendinger 300/1

Bobby Labonte 300/1

Danica Patrick 300/1

Field (Any Other Driver) 50/1

Qualifying Results

1 Kasey Kahne (5)

2 Mark Martin (55)

3 Clint Bowyer (15)

4 Kyle Busch (18)

5 Aric Almirola (43)

6 Ryan Newman (39)

7 Jimmie Johnson (48)

8 Joey Logano (20)

9 Denny Hamlin (11)

10 Kevin Harvick (29)

11 Greg Biffle (16)

12 Matt Kenseth (17)

13 A J Allmendinger (51)

14 Paul Menard (27)

15 Sam Hornish Jr. (22)

16 Martin Truex Jr. (56)

17 Carl Edwards (99)

18 Marcos Ambrose (9)

19 Jeff Gordon (24)

20 Jeff Burton (31)

21 Jamie McMurray (1)

22 Bobby Labonte (47)

23 Michael McDowell (98)

24 Juan Pablo Montoya (42)

25 Brad Keselowski (2)

26 Landon Cassill (83)

27 J.J. Yeley (37)

28 Casey Mears (13)

29 Kurt Busch (78)

30 Mike Bliss (119)

31 Travis Kvapil (93)

32 Trevor Bayne (21)

33 Tony Stewart (14)

34 Reed Sorenson (191)

35 Scott Speed (195)

36 Joe Nemechek (87)

37 David Ragan (34)

38 David Gilliland (38)

39 Regan Smith (88)

40 Danica Patrick (10)

41 Dave Blaney (36)

42 Timmy Hill (32) Ford

43 Kelly Bires (179) Ford

44 Cole Whitt (33) DNQ

45 David Stremme (30) DNQ

46 Josh Wise (26) DNQ

2012 Hollywood Casino 400 Information

Race Date: Sunday, October 21

Location: Kansas Speedway, Kansas City, KS

Pre-Race: 1:30PM ET

Green Flag: 2:16PM ET

TV Coverage: ESPN

Track Type: Speedway (267 laps)

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