Truex Jr. takes Texas Pole

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FORT WORTH, TX (TheSpread) – Martin Truex Jr. claimed the pole in Friday’s qualifying for Saturday’s Samsung Mobile 500. Here is an updated look at the odds for this NASCAR race.

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According to oddsmakers, Truex Jr. now has 20/1 odds to win. The favorite is now Matt Kenseth, who has 6/1 odds while other short odds to win are Jimmie Johnson (7/1), Greg Biffle (7/1), and Carl Edwards (8/1).

Kenseth qualified second for this race. He is fourth in the point standings, 12 points outside of Biffle. He has three top 5’s and one win on the year. Kenseth has two win at Texas Motor Speedway and his average finish at the track is 8.7, while his driver rating is a series-best 106.5

Johnson is 10th in the point standings, 37 points outside of first. Johnson had two top 5’s and four top 10’s this season. Johnson has just one win in Texas, but has seven top 5’s. His average finish at the track is 10.2 while his driver rating is 98.4, which sits fifth in the series. Johnson qualified 10th for this race.

Biffle will start third on Saturday. He is leading the point standings by 6 points He has three top 5’s and four top 10’s on the year. Biffle owns one win and six top 5’s at this track. His average finish at Texas is 17.2 and his driver rating is 100.8, which ranks third in the series.

Edwards is 11th in the point standings, 47 points out of first. Edwards has two top 5’s and three top 10’s this season. Edwards has three wins in Texas with an average finish of 15.5. His driver rating at the track is 100.0, which ranks fourth in the series. Edwards will start 20th on Saturday night.

The Samsung Mobile 500 will take place Saturday, April 14 from Texas Motor Speedway at 7:46PM ET. For complete odds and track information on this year’s event, see below.

Odds to win the Samsung Mobile 500 – 2012 Samsung Mobile 500 – Texas Motor Speedway – Saturday, April 14, 2012

Matt Kenseth 6/1

Jimmie Johnson 7/1

Greg Biffle 7/1

Carl Edwards 8/1

Kyle Busch 10/1

Tony Stewart 10/1

Kevin Harvick 12/1

Kasey Kahne 12/1

Dale Earnhardt Jr 12/1

Brad Keselowski 12/1

Denny Hamlin 12/1

Jeff Gordon 15/1

Martin Truex Jr 20/1

Mark Martin 30/1

Ryan Newman 30/1

Clint Bowyer 30/1

AJ Allmendinger 40/1

Marcos Ambrose 40/1

Jamie McMurray 40/1

Kurt Busch 50/1

Paul Menard 50/1

Jeff Burton 60/1

Joey Logano 60/1

Juan Pablo Montoya 75/1

Trevor Bayne 100/1

Aric Almirola 200/1

David Ragan 300/1

Bobby Labonte 300/1

Regan Smith 300/1

Field (Any Other Driver) 50/1

Qualifying Results

1 Martin Truex Jr. (56)

2 Matt Kenseth (17)

3 Greg Biffle (16)

4 Mark Martin (55)

5 Kasey Kahne (5)

6 Ryan Newman (39)

7 Marcos Ambrose (9)

8 Brad Keselowski (2)

9 Jamie McMurray (1)

10 Jimmie Johnson (48)

11 Paul Menard (27)

12 A J Allmendinger (22)

13 Denny Hamlin (11)

14 Joey Logano (20)

15 Kevin Harvick (29)

16 Dale Earnhardt Jr. (88)

17 Kyle Busch (18)

18 Clint Bowyer (15)

19 Trevor Bayne (21)

20 Carl Edwards (99)

21 David Ragan (34)

22 Casey Mears (13)

23 Aric Almirola (43)

24 Jeff Burton (31)

25 Juan Pablo Montoya (42)

26 Regan Smith (78)

27 Kurt Busch (51)

28 Landon Cassill (83)

29 Tony Stewart (14)

30 Bobby Labonte (47)

31 David Reutimann (10)

32 Josh Wise (26)

33 Michael McDowell (98)

34 Jeff Gordon (24)

35 David Gilliland (38)

36 J.J. Yeley (249)

37 Travis Kvapil (93)

38 Scott Speed (195)

39 Reed Sorenson (32)

40 Scott Riggs (23)

41 Dave Blaney (36)

42 Tony Raines (33)

43 Mike Bliss (119)

44 David Stremme (30) DNQ

45 Joe Nemechek (87) DNQ

46 Stacy Compton (74) DNQ

2012 Samsung Mobile 500 Information

Race Date: Saturday, April 14

Location: Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, TX

Pre-Race: 7PM ET

Green Flag: Approx. 7:46PM ET

TV Coverage: FOX

Radio Coverage: MRN

Track Type: Oval (334 laps)

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