Dillon wins Daytona 500 pole

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DAYTONA BEACH, FL (TheSpread) – The No. 3 will be on the pole for next Sunday’s Daytona 500, as Austin Dillon won the pole for the race today.

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Dillon finished first in qualifying while Martin Truex Jr. qualified second. Those two will be the first two starting the Daytona 500. The rest of the field will be determined by the two duel races that take place on Thursday.

According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Jimmie Johnson, Matt Kenseth and Kyle Busch are all the equal favorites to win, as each has 10/1 odds. Dillon and Truex Jr. have had their odds bumped up to 30/1.

Johnson has competed in the Daytona 500 12 times. He is a two-time winner, including last year’s race. Prior to last year’s race he has finished outside the top 25 the previous six years.

Kenseth has competed in this race 14 times. He was the winner in 2012 and 2009. He finished 37th last year and 34th in 2011.

Busch has competed in this race nine times and never won. His best finish was fourth in 2008. He has only finished in the top 10 of the race twice and finished 34th last year.

Bet on NASCAR Odds

The Daytona 500 will take place Sunday, February 23 at 1PM ET from Daytona International Speedway. For complete odds and track information on this year’s race, see below.

Odds to win the Daytona 500 – 2014 Daytona 500 – Daytona International Speedway – Sunday, February 23

Jimmie Johnson 10/1

Matt Kenseth 10/1

Kyle Busch 10/1

Dale Earnhardt Jr 12/1

Brad Keselowski 12/1

Kevin Harvick 12/1

Kasey Kahne 15/1

Carl Edwards 15/1

Kurt Busch 15/1

Tony Stewart 15/1

Jeff Gordon 15/1

Denny Hamlin 15/1

Clint Bowyer 18/1

Jamie McMurray 20/1

Joey Logano 20/1

Greg Biffle 25/1

Brian Vickers 30/1

Austin Dillon 30/1

Martin Truex Jr 30/1

Ryan Newman 30/1

Ricky Stenhouse Jr 40/1

Danica Patrick 40/1

Kyle Larson 40/1

Paul Menard 40/1

Michael Waltrip 50/1

David Ragan 75/1

AJ Allmendinger 75/1

Trevor Bayne 75/1

Marcos Ambrose 75/1

Justin Allgaier 100/1

David Gilliland 100/1

Casey Mears 100/1

Michael Annett 200/1

Field (Any Other Driver) 20/1

Qualifying Results

1. (3) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 196.019 mph.

2. (78) Martin Truex Jr., Chevrolet, 195.852.

Failed to Qualify

3. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 195.818.

4. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 195.712.

5. (31) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 195.707.

6. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 195.296.

7. (88) Dale Earnhardt. Jr., Chevrolet, 195.211.

8. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 195.042.

9. (17) Ricky Stenhouse. Jr., Ford, 195.004.

10. (27) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 194.919.

11. (9) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 194.894.

12. (33) Brian Scott, Chevrolet, 194.776.

13. (43) Aric Almirola, Ford, 194.658.

14. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 194.637.

15. (22) Joey Logano, Ford, 194.582.

16. (13) Casey Mears, Chevrolet, 194.582.

17. (20) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 194.574.

18. (7) Michael Annett, Chevrolet, 194.574.

19. (5) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 194.544.

20. (15) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 194.523.

21. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 194.502.

22. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 194.477.

23. (4) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 194.422.

24. (42) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 194.410.

25. (10) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 194.380.

26. (21) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 194.334.

27. (47) AJ Allmendinger, Chevrolet, 194.108.

28. (41) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 194.078.

29. (36) Reed Sorenson, Chevrolet, 194.066.

30. (51) Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, 193.815.

31. (38) David Gilliland, Ford, 193.736.

32. (40) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, 193.732.

33. (30) Parker Kligerman, Toyota, 193.594.

34. (66) Michael Waltrip, Toyota, 193.428.

35. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 193.365.

36. (35) Eric McClure, Ford, 192.905.

37. (55) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 192.798.

38. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 192.695.

39. (26) Cole Whitt, Toyota, 192.538.

40. (34) David Ragan, Ford, 192.328.

41. (95) Michael McDowell, Ford, 192.291.

42. (32) Terry Labonte, Ford, 192.135.

43. (98) Josh Wise, Ford, 192.061.

44. (52) Bobby Labonte, Chevrolet, 191.493.

45. (87) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 190.480.

46. (83) Ryan Truex, Toyota, 190.347.

47. (23) Alex Bowman, Toyota, 189.685.

48. (93) Morgan Shepherd, Toyota, 189.542.

2014 Daytona 500 Information

Race Date: Sunday, February 23

Location: Daytona International Speedway; Daytona Beach, FL

Pre-Race: Noon ET

Green Flag: 1PM ET

TV Coverage: FOX

Track Type: Speedway (200 laps)

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