Allmendinger up front

In a slight surprise, A.J. Allmendinger took the pole in Friday’s qualifying for Saturday’s 2010 Subway Fresh Fit 600 from Phoenix International Raceway.

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Even after the qualifying, Jimmie Johnson is still favored to win this race on Saturday.

Johnson is a 3/1 favorite to win the race according to odds makers at the online sports book Other short odds to win are Mark Martin (23/4), Kurt Busch (7/1), and Jeff Gordon (7/1).

Johnson won this event in 2008 and he hold four wins on this track in his career. Johnson has not finished outside of the top seven in this race since 2005. At Phoenix, Johnson has an average finish of 5.1 and a driver rating of 123, which ranks first in the series. Johnson is leading the standings by 14 points over Greg Biffle. He has three wins on the season. Johnson will start 16th on Saturday night.

Martin won this event last year and finished fifth in 2008. Martin has two wins in his career at this track as well as 11 top 5’s and 17 top 10’s. Martin has an average finish of 8.8 and a driver rating of 103.8, which ranks third in the series. Martin is 17th in the current standings, 214 points behind Johnson. Martin has two top 5’s on the season. Martin will start 23rd on Saturday.

Kurt Busch won this event in 2005 and finished third a year ago. Busch has four top 5’s and eight top 10’s in his career at this track. He has an average finish of 12th and a driver rating of 104.6, which ranks second in the series. Busch is currently sixth in the standings, 122 points behind Johnson. He has one win to his credit this season. Busch qualified 19th for Saturday’s race.

Gordon won this event in 2007. It was his only career victory on this track. Gordon has one win, eight top 5’s, and 16 top 10’s at Phoenix in his career. His average finish is 10.8 while his driver rating is 99.8, which ranks fourth in the series. Gordon is currently seventh in the Sprint Cup standings, 125 points behind Johnson. Gordon has two thirds this season, but all of the rest of his races have had him finishing outside the top 10. Gordon will start 10th in Saturday’s race.

The Subway Fresh Fit 600 will take place Saturday, April 10 from Phoenix International Raceway at 7:30PM ET. For complete odds and track information on this year’s event, see below.

Odds to win the Subway Fresh Fit 600 – 2010 Subway Fresh Fit 600  Phoenix International Raceway – April 10, 2010

Jimmie Johnson 3/1    

Mark Martin 23/4    

Jeff Gordon 7/1    

Kurt Busch 7/1    

Tony Stewart 9/1    

Kyle Busch 9/1    

Jeff Burton 10/1    

Kevin Harvick 12/1    

Matt Kenseth 12/1    

Clint Bowyer 12/1    

Greg Biffle 15/1    

Carl Edwards 15/1    

Juan Pablo Montoya 18/1    

Denny Hamlin 20/1    

Dale Earnhardt Jr 22/1    

Joey Logano 25/1    

Kasey Kahne 30/1    

Jamie McMurray 35/1    

Ryan Newman 40/1    

Martin Truex Jr 40/1    

David Reutimann 50/1    

Brian Vickers 50/1    

Brad Keselowski 66/1    

David Ragan 70/1    

AJ Allmendinger 80/1    

Elliott Sadler 80/1    

Scott Speed 90/1    

Sam Hornish Jr 100/1    

Paul Menard 100/1    

Bobby Labonte 100/1    

Marcos Ambrose 100/1    

Travis Kvapil 100/1    

Regan Smith 100/1   

Qualifying Results

1 AJ Allmendinger (43)

2 Scott Speed (82)

3 Sam Hornish Jr. (77)

4 Marcos Ambrose (47)

5 Dale Earnhardt Jr. (88)

6 Joey Logano (20)

7 Juan Pablo Montoya (42)

8 Martin Truex Jr. (56)

9 Carl Edwards (99)

10 Jeff Gordon (24)

11 Tony Stewart (14)

12 Michael McDowell (66)

13 Jamie McMurray (1)

14 Ryan Newman (39)

15 Jeff Burton (31)

16 Jimmie Johnson (48)

17 Kyle Busch (18)

18 Joe Nemechek (87)

19 Kurt Busch (2)

20 Kasey Kahne (9)

21 Brian Vickers (83)

22 Brad Keselowski (12)

23 Mark Martin (5)

24 Kevin Harvick (29)

25 Clint Bowyer (33)

26 Denny Hamlin (11)

27 Matt Kenseth (17)

28 Regan Smith (78)

29 David Ragan (6)

30 Greg Biffle (16)

31 Dave Blaney (55)

32 Paul Menard (98)

33 Robby Gordon (7)

34 Max Papis (13)

35 Scott Riggs (190)

36 David Gilliland (37)

37 Johnny Sauter (135)

38 Elliott Sadler (19)

39 David Reutimann (00)

40 Bobby Labonte (71)

41 Travis Kvapil (34)

42 Kevin Conway (38)

43 Terry Cook (46)

44 David Stremme (26) DNQ

45 Aric Almirola (09) DNQ

46 Mike Bliss (36) DNQ 

47 Brandon Ash (102) DNQ

2010 Subway Fresh Fit 600 Information

Race Date: Saturday, April 10

Location: Phoenix International Raceway, Avondale, Arizona

Pre-Race: 7:30PM ET

Green Flag: Approx. 7:44PM ET

TV Coverage: FOX

Radio Coverage: MRN

Track Type: Oval (375 laps)

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Posted: 4/9/10 10:36PM ET

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