McMurray to start up front

2011 nascar sprint cup qualifying odds goodys fast pain relief 500

RIDGEWAY, VA (TheSpread) – After a slow start to the 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Season, Jamie McMurray got some positive momentum on Saturday as he won the pole for the Goody’s Fast Pain Relief 500.

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The pole is the first of the season for McMurray and moves him up to 12/1 odds to win the race according to oddsmakers at online sports book Denny Hamlin is the favorite to win the race with 3/1 odds while other short odds to win are Jimmie Johnson (4/1), Kyle Busch (8/1) and Kevin Harvick (8/1).

Hamlin has won this event two of the last three years and he has four career wins at this track. He has an average finish of 6.1 at Martinsville and a driver rating of 112.5, which ranks third in the series. Hamlin is currently 21st in the season standings as he has just one top 10 this year. Hamlin will start fifth on Sunday.

Johnson will start 17th on Sunday and he has won this event in two of the last four years. He has six wins at Martinsville with an average finish of 5.3 at the track and a driver rating of 122.5, which is best of any driver. Johnson is fifth in the standings with three top 5’s.

Busch is currently fourth in the standings with one win and three top 5’s this year. Busch has never won at this track and his average finish is 16.7 with a driver rating of 91.0, which ranks seventh amongst drivers. Busch qualified 11th for Sunday’s race.

Harvick will start from the ninth position on Sunday and he is coming off a win last week and he has two top 5’s this year. Harvick has just one top 5 in his career at Martinsville with an average finish of 17.3 and a driver rating of 92.6, which ranks sixth in the series.

The Goody’s Fast Pain Relief 500 will take place Sunday, April 3 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 Pain Relief 500 – 2011 Goody’s Fast Pain Relief 500 – Martinsville Speedway – Sunday, April 3, 2011

Denny Hamlin 3/1

Jimmie Johnson 4/1

Kevin Harvick 8/1

Kyle Busch 8/1

Jeff Gordon 12/1

Jamie McMurray 12/1

Ryan Newman 15/1

Joey Logano 20/1

Tony Stewart 20/1

Carl Edwards 20/1

Clint Bowyer 20/1

Kurt Busch 20/1

Mark Martin 20/1

Kasey Kahne 25/1

Juan Pablo Montoya 35/1

Jeff Burton 35/1

Dale Earnhardt Jr 35/1

AJ Allmendinger 60/1

Brian Vickers 75/1

David Reutimann 75/1

Matt Kenseth 75/1

Paul Menard 75/1

Marcos Ambrose 75/1

Martin Truex Jr 75/1

Greg Biffle 75/1

David Ragan 75/1

Brad Keselowski 75/1

Regan Smith 200/1

Bobby Labonte 200/1

Trevor Bayne 500/1

David Gilliland 1000/1

Field (Any Other Driver) 300/1

Qualifying Results

1 Jamie McMurray (1)

2 Ryan Newman (39)

3 Kasey Kahne (4)

4 Joey Logano (20)

5 Denny Hamlin (11)

6 A J Allmendinger (43)

7 Bobby Labonte (47)

8 David Reutimann (00)

9 Kevin Harvick (29)

10 Regan Smith (78)

11 Kyle Busch (18)

12 Mark Martin (5)

13 Brian Vickers (83)

14 David Ragan (6)

15 Clint Bowyer (33)

16 Paul Menard (27)

17 Jimmie Johnson (48)

18 Martin Truex Jr. (56)

19 Marcos Ambrose (9)

20 Kurt Busch (22)

21 Jeff Gordon (24)

22 Brad Keselowski (2)

23 Carl Edwards (99)

24 Matt Kenseth (17)

25 Trevor Bayne (21)

26 Dale Earnhardt Jr. (88)

27 Juan Pablo Montoya (42)

28 Tony Stewart (14)

29 Dave Blaney (36)

30 Casey Mears (13)

31 Travis Kvapil (38)

32 Jeff Burton (31)

33 Greg Biffle (16)

34 Robby Gordon (7)

35 Michael McDowell (66)

36 David Gilliland (34)

37 Joe Nemechek (87)

38 Landon Cassill (09)

39 Mike Skinner (60)

40 Ken Schrader (32)

41 Tony Raines (37)

42 J.J. Yeley (46)

43 Hermie Sadler (71)

2011 Goody’s Fast Pain Relief 500 Information

Race Date: Sunday, April 3

Location: Martinsville Speedway, Ridgeway, Virg.

Pre-Race: Noon ET

Green Flag: Approx. 1:13PM ET

TV Coverage: FOX

Radio Coverage: MRN

Track Type: Oval (500 laps)

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