Johnson wins Phoenix pole

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AVONDALE, AZ (TheSpread) – Jimmie Johnson was already one of the favorites to win the AdvoCare 500 on Sunday, now he improved those odds by winning Friday’s pole.

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According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Johnson is now the clear favorite to win the race, as he has 7/4 odds. Other short odds to win are Kyle Busch (5/1), Denny Hamlin (8/1) and Matt Kenseth (8/1).

Johnson is the points leader by 7 over Kenseth. He has six wins and 15 top 5s this year. Johnson has four wins at Phoenix with an average finish of 6.5 at the track. His driver rating there is 116.4, which is best of any driver.

Busch is fourth in the point standings, 52 points out of first. Busch has four wins and 16 top 5s this year. Busch has one win at Phoenix with an average finish of 13.9 at the track. His driver rating at Phoenix is 97.5, which is eighth in the series. Busch qualified fourth for this race.

Hamlin qualified second for Sunday’s race. He is 23rd in the point standings and is seeking his first win of the year. His average finish in a race this season has been 21.4. Hamlin has the third-best driver rating at Phoenix, which is 100.3.

Kenseth is second in the point standings. He has seven wins and 11 top 5s on the season. Kenseth has one win at Phoenix and an average finish of 17.2 at the track. His driver rating there is 87.0, which ranks 11th. Kenseth will start 14th on Sunday.

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The AdvoCare 500 will take place Sunday, November 10 at 3:15PM ET from Phoenix International Raceway. For complete odds and track information on this year’s race, see below.

Odds to win the AdvoCare 500 – 2013 AdvoCare 500 – Phoenix International Raceway – Sunday, November 10

Jimmie Johnson 7/4

Kyle Busch 5/1

Denny Hamlin 8/1

Matt Kenseth 8/1

Joey Logano 12/1

Brad Keselowski 12/1

Kasey Kahne 12/1

Clint Bowyer 12/1

Jeff Gordon 12/1

Kevin Harvick 12/1

Dale Earnhardt Jr 15/1

Martin Truex Jr 20/1

Carl Edwards 30/1

Kurt Busch 30/1

Greg Biffle 40/1

Ryan Newman 40/1

Juan Montoya 80/1

Jeff Burton 80/1

Marcos Ambrose 100/1

Justin Allgaier 100/1

Danica Patrick 100/1

Aric Almirola 100/1

Elliott Sadler 100/1

Ricky Stenhouse 100/1

Paul Menard 100/1

Mark Martin 100/1

Jamie McMurray 100/1

Field (Any Other Driver) 100/1

Qualifying Results

1. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 139.222 mph.

2. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 139.023.

3. (22) Joey Logano, Ford, 138.942.

4. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 138.851.

5. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 138.627.

6. (15) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 138.595.

7. (5) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 138.52.

8. (78) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 138.446.

9. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 138.297.

10. (56) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 138.069.

11. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 138.053.

12. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 137.968.

13. (27) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 137.736.

14. (20) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 137.704.

15. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 137.652.

16. (14) Mark Martin, Chevrolet, 137.41.

17. (39) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 137.237.

18. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 137.195.

19. (42) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 137.153.

20. (9) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 136.971.

21. (43) Aric Almirola, Ford, 136.945.

22. (55) Elliott Sadler, Toyota, 136.69.

23. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 136.679.

24. (95) Reed Sorenson, Ford, 136.096.

25. (51) Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, 136.008.

26. (47) Bobby Labonte, Toyota, 135.962.

27. (17) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 135.947.

28. (35) Josh Wise, Ford, 135.793.

29. (30) Cole Whitt, Toyota, 135.716.

30. (13) Casey Mears, Ford, 135.578.

31. (93) Travis Kvapil, Toyota, 135.399.

32. (10) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 135.379.

33. (38) David Gilliland, Ford, 135.323.

34. (34) David Ragan, Ford, 135.277.

35. (36) J.J. Yeley, Chevrolet, 135.11.

36. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 134.862.

37. (83) David Reutimann, Toyota, Owner Points.

38. (32) Timmy Hill, Ford, Owner Points.

39. (98) Michael McDowell, Ford, Owner Points.

40. (40) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, Owner Points.

41. (33) Tony Raines, Chevrolet, Owner Points.

42. (7) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet, Owner Points.

43. (87) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, Owner Points.

2013 AdvoCare 500 Information

Race Date: Sunday, November 10

Location: Phoenix International Raceway, Avondale, AZ

Pre-Race: 2PM ET

Green Flag: 3:15PM ET

TV Coverage: ESPN

Track Type: Speedway (312 laps)

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