Kyle Busch wins Bristol pole


BRISTOL, TN (TheSpread) – Kyle Busch was fastest in qualifying on Friday, and will now start up front for Sunday’s Food City 500. Here is an updated look at the odds for this race.

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According to oddsmakers at, Busch is now the favorite to win, as he has 4/1 odds to win. Other short odds to win are Brad Keselowski (6/1), Jimmie Johnson (7/1) and Denny Hamlin (7/1).

Busch is 17th in the point standings. He is 57 points out of first. He has one top 5 on the year. Busch has five wins at this track. His average finish at Bristol is 10.3, while his driver rating there is 102.3, which is the best of any active driver.

Keselowski is second in the point standings. He has three top 5s this year, but is winless. Keselowski has two wins at this track, and his average finish is 13.7, while his driver rating at Bristol is 97.4. That ranks fourth in the series. Keselowski will start seventh on Sunday.

Johnson is the current points leader. He is up by 5 points over Keselowski. Johnson has one win and three top 10s this year. Johnson has one win at Bristol, with an average finish of 14.0. His driver rating at this track is 93.8, which ranks sixth in the series. Johnson qualified 13th for this race.

Hamlin is fourth in the standings. He sits 27 points out of first. Hamlin has one top 5 this year. Hamlin has one win at Bristol with an average finish of 14.8. His driver rating at this track is 89.8, which ranks eighth in the series. Hamlin qualified third for this race.

Bet on NASCAR Odds

The Food City 500 will take place Sunday, March 17 at 1:13PM ET from Bristol Motor Speedway. For complete odds and track information on this year’s race, see below.

Odds to win the Food City 500 – 2013 Food City 500 – Bristol Motor Speedway – Sunday, March 17

Kyle Busch 4/1

Brad Keselowski 6/1

Jimmie Johnson 7/1

Denny Hamlin 7/1

Kasey Kahne 8/1

Matt Kenseth 10/1

Tony Stewart 12/1

Jeff Gordon 12/1

Martin Truex Jr 15/1

Carl Edwards 15/1

Kevin Harvick 18/1

Brian Vickers 20/1

Dale Earnhardt Jr 25/1

Clint Bowyer 25/1

Greg Biffle 30/1

Jamie McMurray 40/1

Joey Logano 40/1

Paul Menard 60/1

Ryan Newman 75/1

Jeff Burton 100/1

Aric Almirola 100/1

Marcos Ambrose 100/1

Kurt Busch 100/1

Ricky Stenhouse 100/1

Juan Montoya 100/1

Danica Patrick 300/1

AJ Allmendinger 300/1

Field (Any Other Driver) 50/1

Qualifying Results

1 Kyle Busch (18)

2 Kasey Kahne (5)

3 Denny Hamlin (11)

4 Brian Vickers (55)

5 Paul Menard (27)

6 Jamie McMurray (1)

7 Brad Keselowski (2)

8 Tony Stewart (14)

9 Martin Truex Jr. (56)

10 Joey Logano (22)

11 Jeff Gordon (24)

12 Matt Kenseth (20)

13 Jimmie Johnson (48)

14 David Gilliland (38)

15 Casey Mears (13)

16 Jeff Burton (31)

17 Juan Pablo Montoya (42)

18 Kevin Harvick (29)

19 Kurt Busch (78)

20 Aric Almirola (43)

21 Carl Edwards (99)

22 Marcos Ambrose (9)

23 Clint Bowyer (15)

24 Greg Biffle (16)

25 David Reutimann (83)

26 David Stremme (30)

27 Scott Speed (95)

28 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (17)

29 A J Allmendinger (51)

30 David Ragan (34)

31 Ryan Newman (39)

32 Dale Earnhardt Jr. (88)

33 Dave Blaney (7)

34 Michael McDowell (98)

35 J.J. Yeley (36)

36 Mike Bliss (19)

37 Travis Kvapil (93)

38 Joe Nemechek (87)

39 Bobby Labonte (47)

40 Josh Wise (35)

41 Danica Patrick (10)

42 Landon Cassill (33)

43 Terry Labonte (32)

44 Scott Riggs (44) DNQ

2013 Food City 500 Information

Race Date: Sunday, March 17

Location: Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, TN

Pre-Race: 12:30PM ET

Green Flag: 1:13PM ET

TV Coverage: FOX

Track Type: Short Track (500 laps)

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