Danica wins Daytona 500 pole

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DAYTONA BEACH, FL (TheSpread) – Danica Patrick made history on Sunday, as she became the first female pole winner for the Daytona 500.

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Patrick won the pole while Jeff Gordon was second in Sunday’s qualifying. These two will now hold the top two spots for next weekend’s race, but the rest of the field will be set during Thursday’s Gatorade Duel races. According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Dale Earnhardt Jr. is still the favorite to win this race, as he has 17/2 odds to win. Other short odds to win are Gordon (12/1), Kyle Busch (12/1), and Tony Stewart (12/1). Patrick now has 18/1 odds to win this race.

Earnhardt Jr. is a past winner of this event, as he took the title in 2004. He finished second last year and in 2010 as well. Junior finished 12th in the NASCAR standings last year and had one victory.

Gordon is a three-time Daytona 500 winner, but his last victory came in 2005. He has not had much recent success in the race, finished outside the top 25 the last three years. Gordon finished 10th in last year’s NASCAR standings. He had two wins on the season.

Busch has never won the Daytona 500. He placed 17th in this event last year and eighth in 2011. Busch finished 13th in the point standings last year. He had just one win on the season.

Stewart has never won this race. He placed 16th last year and 13th in 2011. Stewart placed ninth in the point standings a year ago. He had three wins on the year.

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The Daytona 500 will take place Sunday, February 24 at 1:30PM ET from Daytona International Speedway. For complete odds and track information on this year’s race, see below.

Odds to win the Daytona 500 – 2013 Daytona 500 – Daytona International Speedway – Sunday, February 24

Dale Earnhardt Jr. #88 17/2 

Jeff Gordon #24 11/1 

Kevin Harvick #29 12/1 

Kyle Busch #18 12/1 

Tony Stewart #14 12/1 

Brad Keselowski #2 14/1 

Denny Hamlin #11 14/1 

Jimmie Johnson #48 14/1 

Matt Kenseth #20 15/1 

Clint Bowyer #15 16/1 

Greg Biffle #16 16/1 

Kasey Kahne #5 16/1 

Carl Edwards #99 18/1 

Danica Patrick #10 18/1 

Martin Truex Jr. #56 22/1 

Jamie McMurray #1 25/1 

Joey Logano #22 28/1 

Kurt Busch #78 30/1 

Jeff Burton #31 33/1 

Mark Martin #55 33/1 

Ryan Newman #39 33/1 

Paul Menard #27 35/1 

Trevor Bayne #21 35/1 

Juan Pablo Montoya #42 40/1 

Marcos Ambrose #9 40/1 

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. #17 40/1 

Aric Almirola #43 66/1 

Austin Dillon #33 66/1 

Michael Waltrip #26 66/1 

Regan Smith #51 66/1 

Casey Mears #13 75/1 

David Ragan #34 100/1 

Bobby Labonte #47 150/1 

David Gilliland #38 150/1 

Terry Labonte #32 150/1 

David Blaney #7 200/1 

David Reutimann #83 200/1 

Josh Wise #35 200/1 

Scott Speed #95 200/1 

J.J. Yeley #36 300/1 

Joe Nemechek #87 300/1 

Mike Bliss #19 300/1 

Travis Kvapil #93 300/1 

Brian Keselowski #52 500/1

Qualifying Results

1. (10) Danica Patrick

2. (24) Jeff Gordon

3. (21) Trevor Bayne

4. (39) Ryan Newman

5. (14) Tony Stewart

6. (5) Kasey Kahne

7. (11) Denny Hamlin

8. (18) Kyle Busch

9. (22) Joey Logano

10. (20) Matt Kenseth

11. (88) Dale Earnhardt, Jr.

12. (17) Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.

13. (42) Juan Pablo Montoya

14. (27) Paul Menard

15. (13) Casey Mears

16. (33) Austin Dillon

17. (99) Carl Edwards

18. (15) Clint Bowyer

19. (56) Martin Truex, Jr.

20. (31) Jeff Burton

21. (48) Jimmie Johnson

22. (1) Jamie McMurray

23. (2) Brad Keselowski

24. (9) Marcos Ambrose

25. (29) Kevin Harvick

26. (43) Aric Almirola

27. (16) Greg Biffle

28. (55) Mark Martin

29. (38) David Gilliland

30. (34) David Ragan

31. (26) Michael Waltrip

32. (35) Josh Wise, Ford

33. (78) Kurt Busch

34. (98) Michael McDowell

35. (95) Scott Speed

36. (32) Terry Labonte

37. (51) Regan Smith

38. (7) Dave Blaney

39. (47) Bobby Labonte

40. (36) JJ Yeley

41. (83) David Reutimann

42. (93) Travis Kvapil

43. (87) Joe Nemechek

Failed to qualify

44. (19) Mike Bliss

45. (52) Brian Keselowski

2013 Daytona 500 Information

Race Date: Sunday, February 24

Location: Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL

Pre-Race: 12:30PM ET

Green Flag: 1:30PM ET

TV Coverage: FOX

Track Type: Super Speedway (200 laps)

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