Johnson leads the way

Jimmie Johnson won the pole for Sunday’s Ford 400 from Homestead-Miami Speedway on Friday, improving his odds to win the race and the Sprint Cup Championship.

Bet the 2009 Ford 400

Johnson is a 7/2 favorite to win the race according to oddsmakers at the online sports book Other short odds to win are Mark Martin (9/2), Tony Stewart (7/1), and Greg Biffle (10/1).
Johnson will likely race conservatively on Sunday, as he needs to finish 25th or better to win his fourth-straight Sprint Cup Championship. Johnson has never won on this track, but has five top-10 finishes in eight starts. Johnson has won three of his last six races.

Martin has not won at this trick, but has four top-five finishes in nine starts. Martin has finished fourth in back-to-back races and has finished in the top eight in 10 of his last 12 races. Martin will start fourth on Sunday.

Stewart is fifth in the standings, 285 points behind Johnson. Stewart won his first two races at Homestead, but has not won there since. Stewart has five top 10’s in 10 starts at this track. He will start fifth on Sunday.

Biffle is seventh in the standings and will start eighth on Sunday. Biffle has three wins at this track in his career, but if he hasn’t won, he has finished 13th or worse.
The Ford 400 will take place Sunday, Nov. 22 from Homestead-Miami Speedway at 2:30PM ET. For complete odds and track information on this year’s event, see below.
Odds to win the Ford 400 – 2009 Ford 400 – Homestead-Miami Speedway – Nov. 22, 2009
Jimmie Johnson 7/2    

Mark Martin 9/2    

Tony Stewart 7/1    

Greg Biffle 10/1    

Kurt Busch 12/1    

Jeff Gordon 12/1    

Juan Pablo Montoya 12/1    

Kyle Busch 12/1    

Carl Edwards 20/1    

Denny Hamlin 20/1    

Dale Earnhardt Jr 20/1    

Matt Kenseth 20/1    

Kevin Harvick 20/1    

Clint Bowyer 20/1    

Ryan Newman 25/1    

Kasey Kahne 25/1    

Brian Vickers 30/1    

Marcos Ambrose 40/1    

Jeff Burton 40/1    

Joey Logano 50/1    

Martin Truex Jr 60/1    

David Reutimann 60/1    

Jamie McMurray 80/1    

David Ragan 100/1    

AJ Allmendinger 100/1    

Casey Mears 100/1    

Brad Keselowski 200/1    

Sam Hornish Jr 200/1    

Reed Sorenson 500/1    

David Gilliland 500/1    

Bobby Labonte 500/1    

Elliott Sadler 500/1    

Michael Waltrip 500/1

Field (Any Other Driver) 100/1    
2009 Ford 400 Information
Race Date:
Sunday, Nov. 22
Location: Homestead-Miami Speedway, Homestead, Fla.
Pre-Race: 2:30PM ET
Green Flag: Approx. 3:30PM ET
TV Coverage: ABC
Radio Coverage: MRN
Track Type: Oval (267 laps)
Bet the 2009 Ford 400
Posted: 11/20/09 10:03PM ET

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