Kyle Busch wins Martinsville Pole

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RIDGEWAY, VA (TheSpread) – Kyle Busch grabbed the pole for the STP 500 on Friday, improving his odds to win Sunday’s NASCAR race.

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According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Jimmie Johnson is still the clear favorite, as he has 5/2 odds. Other short odds to win are Jeff Gordon (5/1), Denny Hamlin (5/1), Kyle Busch (7/1) and Kevin Harvick (7/1).

Johnson is sixth in the point standings, 21 points out of first. He has one top 5 on the year. Johnson is an eight-time winner at Martinsville with an average finish of 5.3. His driver rating at this track is 124.0, which is best of any driver. Johnson will start fourth on Sunday.

Gordon is third in the standings, 2 point out of first. He has two top 5s and four top 10s this year. Gordon is an 8-time winner at this track with an average finish of 6.8 and a driver rating of 121.1, which is second-best of any driver. Gordon qualified fifth for this race.

Hamlin is 11th in the standings, 46 points out of first. He has one top 5 this year. Hamlin is a four-time winner at Martinsville, with an average finish of 8.1 and a driver rating of 114.1, which ranks third in the series. Hamlin qualified second for the race.

Busch is seventh in the standings, 28 points out of first. He has one win this season. Busch has never won at Martinsville and has an average finish there of 16.0. His driver rating at the track is 97.0, which ranks sixth in the series.

Harvick will start 18th on Sunday. He is currently 25th in the point standings despite having one win already on the year. Harvick has one win at Martinsville with an average finish of 16.2 and a driver rating of 92.9, which ranks eighth in the series.

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The STP 500 will take place Sunday, March 30 at 1:13PM ET from Martinsville Speedway. For complete odds and track information on this year’s race, see below.

Odds to win the STP 500 – 2014 STP 500 – Martinsville Speedway – Sunday, March 30

Jimmie Johnson 5/2

Jeff Gordon 5/1

Denny Hamlin 5/1

Kyle Busch 7/1

Kevin Harvick 7/1

Brad Keselowski 10/1

Clint Bowyer 14/1

Joey Logano 16/1

Matt Kenseth 16/1

Dale Earnhardt Jr 18/1

Tony Stewart 20/1

Carl Edwards 35/1

Kasey Kahne 35/1

Ryan Newman 50/1

Kurt Busch 50/1

Jamie McMurray 50/1

Kyle Larson 100/1

Greg Biffle 100/1

Brian Vickers 100/1

Austin Dillon 100/1

Martin Truex Jr 100/1

Ricky Stenhouse 100/1

Danica Patrick 200/1

Paul Menard 200/1

Marcos Ambrose 200/1

AJ Allmendinger 300/1

Aric Almirola 300/1

Casey Mears 500/1

Justin Allgaier 500/1

Field (Any Other Driver) 100/1

Qualifying Results

1. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 99.674 mph.

2. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 99.548.

3. (22) Joey Logano, Ford, 99.428.

4. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 99.178.

5. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 99.048.

6. (20) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 99.048.

7. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 98.883.

8. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 98.846.

9. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 98.625.

10. (10) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 98.165.

11. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 97.764.

12. (15) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 97.382.

13. (55) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 98.965.

14. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 98.929.

15. (47) A J Allmendinger, Chevrolet, 98.888.

16. (31) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 98.877.

17. (9) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 98.712.

18. (4) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 98.707.

19. (23) Alex Bowman, Toyota, 98.661.

20. (43) Aric Almirola, Ford, 98.625.

21. (27) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 98.61.

22. (41) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 98.61.

23. (13) Casey Mears, Chevrolet, 98.599.

24. (34) David Ragan, Ford, 98.599.

25. (51) Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, 98.43.

26. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 98.379.

27. (5) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 98.359.

28. (42) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 98.333.

29. (32) Travis Kvapil, Ford, 98.246.

30. (17) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 98.206.

31. (78) Martin Truex Jr., Chevrolet, 98.2.

32. (95) Michael McDowell, Ford, 98.002.

33. (98) Josh Wise, Chevrolet, 97.957.

34. (3) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 97.886.

35. (26) Cole Whitt, Toyota, 97.82.

36. (40) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, 97.759.

37. (33) David Stremme, Chevrolet, owner points.

38. (83) Ryan Truex, Toyota, owner points.

39. (38) David Gilliland, Ford, owner points.

40. (7) Michael Annett, Chevrolet, owner points.

41. (30) Parker Kligerman, Toyota, owner points.

42. (36) Reed Sorenson, Chevrolet, owner points.

43. (66) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, owner points.

Failed to Qualify

44. (35) David Reutimann, Ford, 97.759.

2014 STP 500 Information

Race Date: Sunday, March 30

Location: Martinsville Speedway, Ridgeway, VA

Pre-Race: Noon ET

Green Flag: 1:13PM ET

TV Coverage: FOX

Track Type: Short Track (500 laps)

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