Edwards wins the pole

2011 NASCAR Odds Carl Edwards

AVONDALE, AZ (TheSpread) – Carl Edwards will start up front for the 2011 Subway Fresh Fit 500 on Sunday after winning the pole on Saturday.

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Edwards set a record time for qualifying, coming in with a speed of 137.279 mph. Overall 15 different drivers broke the previous qualifying record.

After qualifying, Edwards now has 6/1 odds to win Sunday’s race according to oddsmakers at online sports book SBGGLOBAL.com, but Kyle Busch and Kurt Busch are the favorites to win with 5/1 odds to win. Other short odds to win are Jimmie Johnson and Denny Hamlin, who each have 6/1 odds to win as well.

The Busch brothers each have won at Phoenix once in their careers. Kurt will start second on Sunday while Kyle will start fourth.

Edwards also has one win at Phoenix in his career and he has the second-best driver rating at this track in the series, falling only behind Johnson, who has four career wins at Phoenix. Johnson will start 28th on Sunday.

Hamlin has never won at Phoenix in his career. He will start 12th.

The Subway Fresh Fit 500 will take place Sunday, Feb. 27 from Phoenix International Raceway at 3:14PM ET. For complete odds and track information on this year’s event, see below.

Odds to win the Subway Fresh Fit 500 – 2011 Subway Fresh Fit 500 – Phoenix International Raceway – Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011

Kyle Busch 5/1

Kurt Busch 5/1

Carl Edwards 6/1

Denny Hamlin 6/1

Jimmie Johnson 6/1

Kevin Harvick 9/1

Kasey Kahne 10/1

Tony Stewart 11/1

Jeff Gordon 12/1

Jeff Burton 15/1

Ryan Newman 18/1

Clint Bowyer 18/1

Greg Biffle 18/1

Joey Logano 20/1

Dale Earnhardt Jr 20/1

Mark Martin 20/1

Matt Kenseth 22/1

Juan Montoya 22/1

Jamie McMurray 25/1

Martin Truex Jr 37/1

David Reutimann 40/1

Brian Vickers 50/1

Field 8/1

Qualifying Results

1 Carl Edwards (99)

2 Kurt Busch (22)

3 Kasey Kahne (4)

4 Kyle Busch (18)

5 Regan Smith (78)

6 Joey Logano (20)

7 Martin Truex Jr. (56)

8 Jamie McMurray (1)

9 Brad Keselowski (2)

10 Greg Biffle (16)

11 David Ragan (6)

12 Denny Hamlin (11)

13 Paul Menard (27)

14 Ryan Newman (39)

15 A J Allmendinger (43)

16 Clint Bowyer (33)

17 Kevin Harvick (29)

18 Tony Stewart (14)

19 Brian Vickers (83)

20 Jeff Gordon (24)

21 Bobby Labonte (47)

22 Juan Pablo Montoya (42)

23 Mark Martin (5)

24 Matt Kenseth (17)

25 Jeff Burton (31)

26 David Reutimann (00)

27 Casey Mears (13)

28 Jimmie Johnson (48)

29 Marcos Ambrose (9)

30 David Gilliland (34)

31 Robby Gordon (7)

32 Joe Nemechek (87)

33 Trevor Bayne (21)

34 Michael McDowell (66)

35 Dale Earnhardt Jr. (88)

36 Mike Skinner (32)

37 Landon Cassill (60)

38 J.J. Yeley (46)

39 Bill Elliott (09)

40 Travis Kvapil (38)

41 Andy Lally (71)

42 Tony Raines (37)

43 Dave Blaney (36)

44 Brian Keselowski (192) DNQ

2011 Subway Fresh Fit 500 Information

Race Date: Sunday, Feb. 27

Location: Phoenix International Raceway, Avondale, Ariz.

Pre-Race: 2PM ET

Green Flag: Approx. 3:14PM ET

TV Coverage: FOX

Radio Coverage: MRN

Track Type: Oval (312 laps)

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