Kahne wins another pole


RIDGEWAY, VA (TheSpread) – Kasey Kahne became the first driver two win two qualifying poles this season as he took the lead spot for Sunday’s Goody’s Fast Relief 500.

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According to oddsmakers, Kahne now has 12/1 odds to win this race. The favorite is still Denny Hamlin, who now has 4/1 odds to win. Other short odds to win are Kyle Busch and Jeff Gordon, who each have 5/1 odds while Jimmie Johnson has 6/1 odds to win.

Hamlin is seventh in the point standings. He has one win and two top 5’s this year. Hamlin has four wins at Martinsville in his career with nine top 5’s and 11 top 10’s. His average finish at this track is 6.5 while his driver rating is 113.6, which ranks third in the series. Hamlin will start third on Sunday.

Busch qualified eight for Sunday’s race and he is 14th in the point standings. He has just one top 5 on the year, but also has two top 10’s. Busch has not won at Martinsville, but he has six top 5’s and seven top 10’s there. His average finish at the track is 16.4 while his driver rating is 95.8.

Gordon will start in ninth position. He has struggled so far this season as he is 25th in the standings with one top 10 and one DNF. Gordon owns seven wins at Martinsville in his career and his average finish at the track is 6.9. His driver rating there is 119.9, which ranks second in the series.

Johnson is ninth in the point standings. He owns two top 5’s and four top 10’s this season. Johnson has six wins at Martinsville and an average finish of 5.5 while his driver rating is 122.2, which is best of any driver in the series. Johnson will start in 22nd position on Sunday.

The Goody’s Fast Relief 500 will take place Sunday, April from Martinsville Speedway at 1:13PM ET. For complete odds and track information on this year’s event, see below.

Odds to win the Goody’s Fast Relief 500 – 2012 Goody’s Fast Relief 500 – Martinsville Speedway – Sunday, April 1, 2012

Denny Hamlin 4/1

Kyle Busch 5/1

Jeff Gordon 5/1

Jimmie Johnson 6/1

Kevin Harvick 7/1

Tony Stewart 10/1

Kasey Kahne 12/1

Brad Keselowski 12/1

Dale Earnhardt Jr 15/1

Clint Bowyer 18/1

Ryan Newman 20/1

Carl Edwards 40/1

Jamie McMurray 40/1

Joey Logano 40/1

Martin Truex Jr 40/1

Jeff Burton 50/1

Brian Vickers 60/1

Marcos Ambrose 60/1

Matt Kenseth 60/1

Juan Pablo Montoya 75/1

Greg Biffle 75/1

AJ Allmendinger 75/1

Kurt Busch 100/1

Aric Almirola 100/1

Regan Smith 200/1

Paul Menard 200/1

David Gilliland 300/1

Bobby Labonte 300/1

David Ragan 300/1

Field (Any Other Driver) 50/1

Qualifying Results

1 Kasey Kahne (5)

2 Kevin Harvick (29)

3 Denny Hamlin (11)

4 Clint Bowyer (15)

5 Ryan Newman (39)

6 Brian Vickers (55)

7 Brad Keselowski (2)

8 Kyle Busch (18)

9 Jeff Gordon (24)

10 Joey Logano (20)

11 Paul Menard (27)

12 Marcos Ambrose (9)

13 Martin Truex Jr. (56)

14 Dale Earnhardt Jr. (88)

15 Tony Stewart (14)

16 Bobby Labonte (47)

17 Regan Smith (78)

18 Jeff Burton (31)

19 Aric Almirola (43)

20 Jamie McMurray (1)

21 Matt Kenseth (17)

22 Jimmie Johnson (48)

23 Michael McDowell (98)

24 David Ragan (34)

25 Casey Mears (13)

26 Greg Biffle (16)

27 A J Allmendinger (22)

28 Carl Edwards (99)

29 David Reutimann (10)

30 Josh Wise (26)

31 Landon Cassill (83)

32 Juan Pablo Montoya (42)

33 Scott Riggs (23)

34 Travis Kvapil (93)

35 Reed Sorenson (74)

36 Ken Schrader (32)

37 Joe Nemechek (87)

38 David Gilliland (38)

39 David Stremme (30)

40 Kurt Busch (51)

41 Hermie Sadler (33)

42 Dave Blaney (36)

43 Tony Raines (37)

44 J.J. Yeley (249) DNQ

45 Scott Speed (52) DNQ

46 Mike Bliss (119) DNQ

2012 Goody’s Fast Relief 500 Information

Race Date: Sunday, April 1

Location: Martinsville Speedway, Ridgeway, VA

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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