Montoya takes the pole

2011 nascar qualifying odds auto club 400 juan pablo montoya

FONTANA, CA (TheSpread) – Juan Pablo Montoya won his sixth career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series pole on Friday as he earned the right to start up front for the Auto Club 400 on Sunday.

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According to oddsmakers at online sports book, Montoya now has 8/1 odds to win the race. Jimmie Johnson is still the favorite to win the race with 3/1 odds while other short odds to win are Carl Edwards (4/1), Denny Hamlin (4/1), and Kyle Busch (6/1).

Johnson is the defending champion of this race and he also won in 2002. Johnson has five wins in his career at this track with an average finish of 5.3 and a driver rating of 124.2, which is best of any driver. Johnson will start 16th in Sunday’s race.

Hamlin qualified second on Friday but he is off to a slow start in 2011. He currently sits 17th standings as he has just one top 10 in four races. Hamlin has one win at this track in his career with an average finish of 17.2 and a driver rating of 88.4.

Edwards qualified 18th on Friday. He has one win at Auto Club Speedway in his career with an average finish of 9.2 at the track and a driver rating of 98.7.

Kyle Busch also has one win at this track and has an average finish of 12.7 with a driver rating of 100.7, which ranks fourth amongst current drivers. Busch qualified eight for Sunday’s race.

The Auto Club 400 will take place Sunday, March 27 from Auto Club Speedway at 3:16PM ET. For complete odds and track information on this year’s event, see below.

Odds to win the Auto Club 400 – 2011 Auto Club 400 – Auto Club Speedway – Sunday, March 27, 2011

Jimmie Johnson 3/1

Carl Edwards 4/1

Denny Hamlin 4/1

Kyle Busch 6/1

Tony Stewart 8/1

Juan Montoya 8/1

Jeff Gordon 9/1

Kevin Harvick 11/1

Kurt Busch 15/1

Matt Kenseth 15/1

Greg Biffle 17/1

Joey Logano 25/1

Clint Bowyer 25/1

Dale Earnhardt Jr 25/1

Mark Martin 25/1

Jeff Burton 30/1

Kasey Kahne 30/1

David Reutimann 35/1

Jamie McMurray 35/1

Ryan Newman 35/1

Brian Vickers 40/1

Martin Truex Jr 50/1

Field 15/1

Qualifying Results

1 Juan Pablo Montoya (42)

2 Denny Hamlin (11)

3 Joey Logano (20)

4 Regan Smith (78)

5 Tony Stewart (14)

6 David Ragan (6)

7 Jeff Burton (31)

8 Kyle Busch (18)

9 Ryan Newman (39)

10 Mark Martin (5)

11 Matt Kenseth (17)

12 Jamie McMurray (1)

13 Marcos Ambrose (9)

14 David Reutimann (00)

15 Paul Menard (27)

16 Jimmie Johnson (48)

17 Clint Bowyer (33)

18 Carl Edwards (99)

19 Brian Vickers (83)

20 A J Allmendinger (43)

21 Brad Keselowski (2)

22 Kasey Kahne (4)

23 Kurt Busch (22)

24 Kevin Harvick (29)

25 Casey Mears (13)

26 Martin Truex Jr. (56)

27 Trevor Bayne (21)

28 Landon Cassill (09)

29 Jeff Gordon (24)

30 Dale Earnhardt Jr. (88)

31 Dave Blaney (36)

32 Greg Biffle (16)

33 Michael McDowell (66)

34 Bobby Labonte (47)

35 Robby Gordon (7)

36 Travis Kvapil (38)

37 David Gilliland (34)

38 Andy Lally (71)

39 Ken Schrader (32)

40 Joe Nemechek (87)

41 Todd Bodine (60)

42 Tony Raines (37)

43 J.J. Yeley (46)

2011 Auto Club 400 Information

Race Date: Sunday, March 27

Location: Auto Club Speedway, Fontana, Calif.

Pre-Race: 2PM ET

Green Flag: Approx. 3:16PM ET

TV Coverage: FOX

Radio Coverage: MRN

Track Type: Oval (200 laps)

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