Keselowski to start up front

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LAS VEGAS, NV (TheSpread) – Qualifying for the Kobalt Tools 400 was rained out on Friday, putting Brad Keselowski on the pole for Sunday’s race. Here is an updated look at the odds to win this weekend.

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According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Jimmie Johnson is still the favorite to win, as he has 5/1 odds. Other short odds to win are Denny Hamlin, Kyle Busch and Keselowski, who each have 8/1 odds

Johnson will begin from the third position on Sunday. Johnson is the current Sprint Cup points leader by 8 points. He has a win and a second-place finish in two races this year. Johnson has won four times at Las Vegas and has an average finish of 9.8 at the track. He has the best driver rating in the series at this track of 110.9.

Keselowski is tied for second in the standings. He has two top-5 finishes. In four races at Las Vegas, Keselowski is winless without a top 5 or top 10. His average finish there is 30.5 and his driver rating is a poor 53.8.

Hamlin is tied for fourth in the standings, 18 points behind Johnson. Hamlin has one top 5 this year. Hamlin is winless with one top 5 at Las Vegas in 7 races. His average finish there is 12.9, while his driver rating is just 77.4. Hamlin will start sixth on Sunday.

Busch is off to a slow start this year. He is 33rd in the standings, 59 points out of first. He has 1 DNF this season. Busch has one win and three top 5s in his career at Las Vegas. His average finish at the track is 15.9, while his driver rating there is 100.9, which is fifth best amongst current drivers. Busch will start 13th on Sunday.

Bet on NASCAR Odds

The Kobalt Tools 400 will take place Sunday, March 10 at 3:16PM ET from Las Vegas Motor Speedway. For complete odds and track information on this year’s race, see below.

Odds to win the Kobalt Tools 400 – 2013 Kobalt Tools 400 – Las Vegas Motor Speedway – Sunday, March 10

Jimmie Johnson 5/1

Denny Hamlin 8/1

Kyle Busch 8/1

Brad Keselowski 8/1

Greg Biffle 10/1

Tony Stewart 10/1

Kasey Kahne 10/1

Carl Edwards 12/1

Dale Earnhardt Jr 12/1

Jeff Gordon 12/1

Kevin Harvick 15/1

Clint Bowyer 15/1

Matt Kenseth 15/1

Martin Truex Jr 20/1

Mark Martin 25/1

Ryan Newman 40/1

Ricky Stenhouse 40/1

Joey Logano 60/1

Kurt Busch 75/1

Aric Almirola 100/1

Paul Menard 100/1

Marcos Ambrose 100/1

Juan Montoya 100/1

Jeff Burton 100/1

Jamie McMurray 100/1

Austin Dillon 200/1

Trevor Bayne 200/1

Danica Patrick 200/1

Bobby Labonte 300/1

Field (Any Other Driver) 50/1

Qualifying Results

1 Brad Keselowski (2)

2 Clint Bowyer (15)

3 Jimmie Johnson (48)

4 Kasey Kahne (5)

5 Greg Biffle (16)

6 Denny Hamlin (11)

7 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (17)

8 Kevin Harvick (29)

9 Tony Stewart (14)

10 Jeff Gordon (24)

11 Martin Truex Jr. (56)

12 Dale Earnhardt Jr. (88)

13 Kyle Busch (18)

14 Ryan Newman (39)

15 Mark Martin (55)

16 Carl Edwards (99)

17 Paul Menard (27)

18 Matt Kenseth (20)

19 Marcos Ambrose (9)

20 Jeff Burton (31)

21 Joey Logano (22)

22 Aric Almirola (43)

23 Jamie McMurray (1)

24 Kurt Busch (78)

25 Juan Pablo Montoya (42)

26 Bobby Labonte (47)

27 Austin Dillon (51)

28 Travis Kvapil (93)

29 David Ragan (34)

30 Casey Mears (13)

31 David Gilliland (38)

32 David Reutimann (83)

33 Dave Blaney (7)

34 Ken Schrader (32)

35 J.J. Yeley (36)

36 Trevor Bayne (21)

37 Danica Patrick (10)

38 David Stremme (30)

39 Michael McDowell (98)

40 Scott Speed (95)

41 Landon Cassill (33)

42 Joe Nemechek (87)

43 Josh Wise (35)

44 Mike Bliss (19) DNQ

2013 Kobalt Tools 400 Information

Race Date: Sunday, March 10

Location: Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas, NV

Pre-Race: 2:30PM ET

Green Flag: 3:16PM ET

TV Coverage: FOX

Track Type: Speedway (267 laps)

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