Gordon wins the Talladega pole

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TALLADEGA, AL (TheSpread) –  Jeff Gordon won his first pole of the 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series on Saturday, and he will now be up front for the Aaron’s 499.

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Kevin Harvick, who qualified 38th for Sunday’s race, is still the favorite to win this race according to oddsmakers at online sports book SBGGLOBAL.com. Harvick has 7/1 odds to win while Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Kyle Busch each have 10/1 odds.

Harvick is the defending champion of this race and he has the one career win at Talladega. His average finish at the track is 14.8 and his driver rating is 78.6. Harvick is ninth in the current standings with his two wins and three top 5’s.

Earnhardt Jr. sits sixth in the current point standings. He has one top 5 and four top 10’s this year. He will start fourth on Sunday. Dale Jr. has five wins at Talladega in his career. His average finish at the track is 15.1 and his driver rating is 92.7, which ranks second amongst drivers.

Busch is second in the standings, 9 points behind Carl Edwards. Busch has one win and four top 5’s this season. Busch won this event in 2008 and he has just the one win in his career at Talladega with an average finish of 23.3 and a driver rating of 79.3. Busch qualified 34th for Sunday’s race.

The Aaron’s 499 will take place Sunday, April 17 from Talladega Superspeedway at 1:19PM ET. For complete odds and track information on this year’s event, see below.

Odds to win the Aaron’s 499 – 2011 Aaron’s 499 – Talladega Superspeedway – Sunday, April 17, 2011

Kevin Harvick 7/1

Dale Earnhardt Jr 10/1

Kyle Busch 10/1

Kurt Busch 12/1

Jeff Gordon 12/1

Jimmie Johnson 12/1

Tony Stewart 12/1

Clint Bowyer 15/1

Denny Hamlin 15/1

Carl Edwards 15/1

Jamie McMurray 15/1

Jeff Burton 18/1

Matt Kenseth 25/1

Juan Pablo Montoya 25/1

Ryan Newman 30/1

Greg Biffle 30/1

Mark Martin 30/1

Kasey Kahne 30/1

Joey Logano 30/1

Paul Menard 30/1

David Reutimann 35/1

Brian Vickers 35/1

David Ragan 35/1

Martin Truex Jr 35/1

AJ Allmendinger 35/1

Brad Keselowski 50/1

Regan Smith 75/1

Marcos Ambrose 75/1

Trevor Bayne 75/1

Bobby Labonte 100/1

David Gilliland 100/1

Field (Any Other Driver) 25/1

Qualifying Results

1 Jeff Gordon (24)

2 Jimmie Johnson (48)

3 Mark Martin (5)

4 Dale Earnhardt Jr. (88)

5 Paul Menard (27)

6 Landon Cassill (09)

7 David Ragan (6)

8 Kurt Busch (22)

9 Brian Vickers (83)

10 Clint Bowyer (33)

11 Trevor Bayne (21)

12 Michael Waltrip (115)

13 Juan Pablo Montoya (42)

14 David Reutimann (00)

15 Bobby Labonte (47)

16 A J Allmendinger (43)

17 Greg Biffle (16)

18 Regan Smith (78)

19 Brad Keselowski (2)

20 Carl Edwards (99)

21 Jamie McMurray (1)

22 Joe Nemechek (87)

23 Ryan Newman (39)

24 Marcos Ambrose (9)

25 Matt Kenseth (17)

26 Martin Truex Jr. (56)

27 Jeff Burton (31)

28 Travis Kvapil (38)

29 Denny Hamlin (11)

30 Tony Stewart (14)

31 Kasey Kahne (4)

32 Kevin Conway (97)

33 Steve Park (135)

34 Kyle Busch (18)

35 Dave Blaney (36)

36 Joey Logano (20)

37 Andy Lally (71)

38 Kevin Harvick (29)

39 David Gilliland (34)

40 Casey Mears (13)

41 Terry Labonte (32)

42 Sam Hornish Jr. (7)

43 Bill Elliott (46)

44 Mike Skinner (60) DNQ

45 Tony Raines (37) DNQ

46 Michael McDowell (66) DNQ

2011 Aaron’s 499 Information

Race Date: Sunday, April 17

Location: Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega, Ala.

Pre-Race: Noon ET

Green Flag: Approx. 1:19PM ET

TV Coverage: FOX

Radio Coverage: MRN

Track Type: Oval (188 laps)

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