Allmendinger Takes The Kansas Pole

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KANSAS CITY, KS (TheSpread) – AJ Allmendinger was the fastest in qualifying on Saturday and he will start up front for Sunday’s STP 400. Here is a look at the lineup and updated odds for the race.

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According to oddsmakers, Allmendinger now has 25/1 odds to win the race. Jimmie Johnson is now the favorite to win the race, as he has 6/1 odds. Other short odds to win are Tony Stewart (7/1), and Kevin Harvick (8/1).

Johnson is eighth in the point standings, 40 behind Greg Biffle for first place. He has three top 5’s on the season. Johnson has two victories at Kansas with four top 5’s. His average finish at this track is 8.4 and his driver rating in Kansas is 120.6, which ranks tops in the series. Johnson will start 15th on Sunday.

Stewart qualified 23rd for this race. He is seventh in the point standings and trails Biffle by 39 points. Stewart has two wins on the season. Stewart also has two wins at this track with five top 5’s. His average finish at Kansas is 12.2, while his driver rating is 105.9, which ranks third in the series.

Harvick was second in qualifying on Saturday. He is currently fifth in the point standings, 24 points out of first. Harvick has a pair of top 5’s on the year. Harvick has never won at Kansas and has just one top 5. His average finish at the track is 13.6, while his driver rating is 90.0, which ranks 10th in the series.

The STP 400 will take place Sunday, April 22 from Kansas Speedway at 1:16PM ET. For complete odds and track information on this year’s event, see below.

Odds to win the STP 400 – 2012 STP 400 – Kansas Speedway – Sunday, April 22, 2012

Jimmie Johnson 6/1

Tony Stewart 7/1

Kevin Harvick 8/1

Greg Biffle 10/1

Denny Hamlin 10/1

Matt Kenseth 10/1

Carl Edwards 10/1

Jeff Gordon 10/1

Kyle Busch 12/1

Dale Earnhardt Jr 12/1

Kasey Kahne 12/1

Brad Keselowski 15/1

Clint Bowyer 25/1

AJ Allmendinger 25/1

Mark Martin 25/1

Martin Truex Jr 25/1

Ryan Newman 35/1

Kurt Busch 50/1

Jeff Burton 60/1

Paul Menard 75/1

Juan Pablo Montoya 100/1

Marcos Ambrose 100/1

Joey Logano 100/1

Jamie McMurray 100/1

David Ragan 300/1

Bobby Labonte 300/1

David Gilliland 300/1

Aric Almirola 300/1

Regan Smith 300/1

Field (Any Other Driver) 50/1

Qualifying Results

1 A J Allmendinger (22)

2 Kevin Harvick (29)

3 Joey Logano (20)

4 Denny Hamlin (11)

5 Mark Martin (55)

6 Martin Truex Jr. (56)

7 Dale Earnhardt Jr. (88)

8 Clint Bowyer (15)

9 Kasey Kahne (5)

10 Sam Hornish Jr. (12)

11 Brad Keselowski (2)

12 Jeff Burton (31)

13 Ryan Newman (39)

14 Kurt Busch (51)

15 Jimmie Johnson (48)

16 David Reutimann (10)

17 Greg Biffle (16)

18 Matt Kenseth (17)

19 Paul Menard (27)

20 Jeff Gordon (24)

21 Carl Edwards (99)

22 David Gilliland (38)

23 Tony Stewart (14)

24 David Stremme (30)

25 Kyle Busch (18)

26 Aric Almirola (43)

27 David Ragan (34)

28 Marcos Ambrose (9)

29 Regan Smith (78)

30 Bobby Labonte (47)

31 J.J. Yeley (249)

32 Landon Cassill (83)

33 Dave Blaney (36)

34 Scott Riggs (23)

35 Travis Kvapil (93)

36 Jamie McMurray (1)

37 Michael McDowell (98)

38 Josh Wise (26)

39 Juan Pablo Montoya (42)

40 Casey Mears (13)

41 Joe Nemechek (87)

42 Reed Sorenson (32)

43 Mike Bliss (119)

44 Tim Andrews (179) DNQ

45 Jeff Green (33) DNQ

46 Tony Raines (74) DNQ

2012 STP 400 Information

Race Date: Sunday, April 22

Location: Kansas Speedway, Kansas City, KS

Pre-Race: 12:30PM ET

Green Flag: Approx. 1:16PM ET

TV Coverage: FOX

Radio Coverage: MRN

Track Type: Oval (267 laps)

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