Greg Biffle wins Bristol Pole

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BRISTOL, TN (TheSpread) – Greg Biffle improved on his chances to retain his lead in the NASCAR point standings on Friday by winning the pole for Sunday’s Food City 500.

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According to oddsmakers, Biffle now has 7/1 odds to win the race. Kyle Busch is the favorite to win this race with 5/1 odds. Other short odds to win are Jeff Gordon (7/1) and Carl Edwards (8/1).

Busch is sitting in 12th in the point standings right now as he has just one top 10 on the year. At Bristol, Busch has five wins and seven top 5’s. His average finish at the track is 9.1 while his driver rating is 107.0, which ranks tops in the series. Busch will start 13th on Sunday.

Gordon will start fourth on Sunday. Gordon is 17th in the point standings. He has just one top 10 on the season with 1 DNF. Gordon has five wins at Bristol and an average finish is 11.5. His driver rating at this track is 100.2, which ranks second in the series.

Biffle is leading the point standings by 10 after finishing in the top 5 in the first three races of the season. Biffle has never won at Bristol but he has six top 5’s and an average finish of 11.8 at the track while his driver rating is 96.9, which ranks fourth in the series.

Edwards is fifth in the currently point standings. He has one top 5 and two top 10’s on the year. Edwards has two wins and four top 5’s at Bristol. His average finish is 12.3 while his driver rating is 92.8, which sits seventh amongst current drivers. Edwards qualified eighth on Friday.

The Food City 500 will take place Sunday, March 18 from Bristol Motor Speedway at 12:30PM ET. For complete odds and track information on this year’s event, see below.

Odds to win the Food City 500 – 2012 Food City 500 – Bristol Motor Speedway – Sunday, March 18, 2012

Kyle Busch 5/1

Jeff Gordon 7/1

Greg Biffle 8/1

Carl Edwards 8/1

Jimmie Johnson 10/1

Tony Stewart 12/1

Brad Keselowski 12/1

Denny Hamlin 12/1

Kevin Harvick 12/1

Kasey Kahne 15/1

Ryan Newman 15/1

Matt Kenseth 15/1

Dale Earnhardt Jr 25/1

AJ Allmendinger 25/1

Kurt Busch 25/1

Martin Truex Jr 30/1

Clint Bowyer 30/1

Joey Logano 40/1

Marcos Ambrose 40/1

Jamie McMurray 40/1

Paul Menard 50/1

Jeff Burton 60/1

Aric Almirola 60/1

Regan Smith 75/1

Juan Pablo Montoya 75/1

Brian Vickers 100/1

Brendan Gaughan 300/1

Bobby Labonte 500/1

David Ragan 500/1

Field (Any Other Driver) 200/1

Qualifying Results

1 Greg Biffle (16)

2 A J Allmendinger (22)

3 Ryan Newman (39)

4 Jeff Gordon (24)

5 Brad Keselowski (2)

6 Regan Smith (78)

7 Aric Almirola (43)

8 Carl Edwards (99)

9 Joey Logano (20)

10 Kasey Kahne (5)

11 Paul Menard (27)

12 Marcos Ambrose (9)

13 Kyle Busch (18)

14 Kevin Harvick (29)

15 Martin Truex Jr. (56)

16 Clint Bowyer (15)

17 Jamie McMurray (1)

18 Dale Earnhardt Jr. (88)

19 David Reutimann (10)

20 Denny Hamlin (11)

21 Matt Kenseth (17)

22 Jimmie Johnson (48)

23 Tony Stewart (14)

24 Casey Mears (13)

25 Brian Vickers (55)

26 David Gilliland (38)

27 Kurt Busch (51)

28 David Stremme (30)

29 Landon Cassill (83)

30 Juan Pablo Montoya (42)

31 David Ragan (34)

32 Brendan Gaughan (33)

33 Jeff Burton (31)

34 Travis Kvapil (93)

35 Dave Blaney (36)

36 Bobby Labonte (47)

37 Josh Wise (26)

38 Reed Sorenson (74)

39 Michael McDowell (98)

40 J.J. Yeley (249)

41 Joe Nemechek (87)

42 Ken Schrader (32)

43 Scott Riggs (23)

44 Timmy Hill (37) DNQ

2012 Food City 500 Information

Race Date: Sunday, March 18

Location: Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, TN

Pre-Race: 12:30PM ET

Green Flag: Approx. 1:13PM ET

TV Coverage: FOX

Radio Coverage: MRN

Track Type: Oval (500 laps)

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