Martin takes Phoenix Pole


AVONDALE, AZ (TheSpread) – In a bit of a shocker, Mark Martin claimed the pole for Sunday’s Subway Fresh Fit 500 on Friday. Here is a look at the updated odds for this race.

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According to oddsmakers, Jimmie Johnson is now the favorite to win this race with 6/1 odds following qualifying. Other short odds to win are Kyle Busch, and Tony Stewart, who each have 7/1 odds. Martin now has 18/1 odds to win following the pole victory

Johnson holds four wins and 11 top 5’s at Phoenix. His average finish at the track is 5.4 while his driver rating is 118.2, which is easily the top rating of any driver in the series. Johnson will start from the fourth position on Sunday.

Busch owns one win and two top 5’s at Phoenix International Raceway in his career. He has an average finish of 14.6 at this track while his driver rating there is 95.5. Busch will start 12th on Sunday.

Stewart has one win and eight top 5’s at Phoenix in his career. His average finish at this track is 11.3 while his driver rating is 100.9, which is third to only Carl Edwards and Johnson. Stewart qualified second for this race.

The Subway Fresh Fit 500 will take place Sunday, March 4 from Phoenix International Raceway at 2:30PM ET. For complete odds and track information on this year’s event, see below.

Odds to win the Subway Fresh Fit 500 – 2012 Subway Fresh Fit 500 – Phoenix International Raceway – Sunday, March 4, 2012

Jimmie Johnson 6/1

Kyle Busch 7/1

Tony Stewart 7/1

Kevin Harvick 8/1

Carl Edwards 8/1

Kasey Kahne 8/1

Greg Biffle 12/1

Jeff Gordon 12/1

Denny Hamlin 12/1

Mark Martin 18/1

Brad Keselowski 25/1

Matt Kenseth 25/1

Ryan Newman 25/1

Juan Pablo Montoya 25/1

AJ Allmendinger 25/1

Jeff Burton 30/1

Joey Logano 30/1

Clint Bowyer 30/1

Martin Truex Jr 35/1

Dale Earnhardt Jr 40/1

Paul Menard 40/1

Kurt Busch 50/1

Regan Smithn 50/1

Marcos Ambrose 75/1

Jamie McMurray 75/1

Bobby Labonte 200/1

David Ragan 300/1

Field (Any Other Driver) 50/1

Qualifying Results

1 Mark Martin (55)

2 Tony Stewart (14)

3 Regan Smith (78)

4 Jimmie Johnson (48)

5 Juan Pablo Montoya (42)

6 Ryan Newman (39)

7 Greg Biffle (16)

8 Kevin Harvick (29)

9 Joey Logano (20)

10 Kasey Kahne (5)

11 Jeff Burton (31)

12 Kyle Busch (18)

13 Denny Hamlin (11)

14 Marcos Ambrose (9)

15 A J Allmendinger (22)

16 Clint Bowyer (15)

17 Bobby Labonte (47)

18 Aric Almirola (43)

19 Kurt Busch (51)

20 Paul Menard (27)

21 Jamie McMurray (1)

22 Landon Cassill (83)

23 Dave Blaney (36)

24 Carl Edwards (99)

25 Martin Truex Jr. (56)

26 Matt Kenseth (17)

27 Scott Riggs (23)

28 Brad Keselowski (2)

29 Dale Earnhardt Jr. (88)

30 Jeff Gordon (24)

31 Casey Mears (13)

32 David Reutimann (10)

33 Josh Wise (26)

34 David Ragan (34)

35 J.J. Yeley (249)

36 David Gilliland (38)

37 Michael McDowell (98)

38 Joe Nemechek (87)

39 Robby Gordon (7)

40 Brendan Gaughan (33)

41 Travis Kvapil (93)

42 Mike Bliss (32)

43 David Stremme (30)

44 Timmy Hill (37) DNQ

2012 Subway Fresh Fit 500 Information

Race Date: Sunday, March 4

Location: Phoenix International Raceway, Avondale, Arizona

Pre-Race: 2:30PM ET

Green Flag: Approx. 3:14PM ET

TV Coverage: FOX

Radio Coverage: MRN

Track Type: Oval (312 laps)

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