Carl Edwards takes the pole

2011 nascar odds jeff byrd 500 carl edwards

BRISTOL, TN (TheSpread) – Qualifying for the Jeff Byrd 500 took place on Friday and Carl Edwards took the pole and is now the favorite to win Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race.

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According to oddsmakers at online sports book SBGGLOBAL.com, Edwards has 4/1 odds. Other short odds to win are Kyle Busch (5/1) and Jimmie Johnson (7/1).

Edwards has two wins at Bristol in his career and his average finish on the track is 13.3. He also has a driver rating of 89.4 at Bristol, which ranks ninth among series drivers.

Kyle Busch will start 12th on Sunday’s race. Busch has four wins in his career at this track and his driver rating is 106.0, which is best of any driver. His average finish at Bristol is 9.3.

Jimmie Johnson is the defending winner of this race but he doesn’t rank amongst the top 10 in driver rating at Bristol. Johnson qualified sixth for Sunday’s race.

The Jeff Byrd 500 will take place Sunday, March 20 from Bristol Motor Speedway at 1:16PM ET. For complete odds and track information on this year’s event, see below.

Odds to win the Jeff Byrd 500 – 2011 Jeff Byrd 500 – Bristol Motor Speedway – Sunday, March 20, 2011

Carl Edwards 4/1

Kyle Busch 5/1

Jimmie Johnson 7/1

Jeff Gordon 10/1

Greg Biffle 10/1

Matt Kenseth 12/1

Kevin Harvick 12/1

Denny Hamlin 12/1

Tony Stewart 15/1

Kurt Busch 15/1

Mark Martin 30/1

Clint Bowyer 30/1

Kasey Kahne 30/1

Martin Truex Jr 30/1

Dale Earnhardt Jr 30/1

Ryan Newman 30/1

Jeff Burton 30/1

Joey Logano 40/1

David Reutimann 40/1

Jamie McMurray 40/1

Paul Menard 50/1

David Ragan 50/1

Juan Pablo Montoya 60/1

AJ Allmendinger 100/1

Brian Vickers 100/1

Regan Smith 100/1

Marcos Ambrose 100/1

Brad Keselowski 100/1

Trevor Bayne 200/1

Bobby Labonte 300/1

David Gilliland 300/1

Field (Any Other Driver) 200/1

Qualifying Results

1 Carl Edwards (99)

2 Greg Biffle (16)

3 Regan Smith (78)

4 Paul Menard (27)

5 David Ragan (6)

6 Jimmie Johnson (48)

7 Jeff Gordon (24)

8 Martin Truex Jr. (56)

9 Mark Martin (5)

10 Kasey Kahne (4)

11 Matt Kenseth (17)

12 Kyle Busch (18)

13 Tony Stewart (14)

14 Marcos Ambrose (9)

15 Kevin Harvick (29)

16 Bobby Labonte (47)

17 Jeff Burton (31)

18 Joey Logano (20)

19 Trevor Bayne (21)

20 Kurt Busch (22)

21 Ryan Newman (39)

22 Dale Earnhardt Jr. (88)

23 Brad Keselowski (2)

24 Jamie McMurray (1)

25 Denny Hamlin (11)

26 David Reutimann (00)

27 Clint Bowyer (33)

28 A J Allmendinger (43)

29 David Gilliland (34)

30 Brian Vickers (83)

31 Bill Elliott (09)

32 Landon Cassill (60)

33 Robby Gordon (7)

34 Joe Nemechek (87)

35 Travis Kvapil (38)

36 Juan Pablo Montoya (42)

37 Dave Blaney (36)

38 J.J. Yeley (46)

39 Michael McDowell (66)

40 Dennis Setzer (192)

41 Tony Raines (37)

42 Andy Lally (71)

43 Casey Mears (13)

44 Ken Schrader (32) DNQ

2011 Jeff Byrd 500 Information

Race Date: Sunday, March 20

Location: Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, Tenn.

Pre-Race: Noon ET

Green Flag: Approx. 1:16PM ET

TV Coverage: FOX

Radio Coverage: PRN

Track Type: Oval (500 laps)

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