Johnson to Start First

Bad weather forced NASCAR and Talladega Superspeedway officials to cancel qualifying on Saturday, so Jimmie Johnson will start in the first position for Sunday’s 2010 Aaron’s 499.

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Rain wiped out qualifying on Saturday, so the starting lineup for Sunday’s race will be based upon 2010 owners points and attempts made. Johnson will be in the first starting spot, while Matt Kenseth will be in the second, Greg Biffle in the third, Kevin Harvick in the fourth and Jeff Gordon in the fifth.

Oddsmakers from online sports book have made Gordon, Kyle Busch and Tony Stewart have all been made 10/1 favorites to win the 2010 Aaron’s 499. Johnson is 11/1 to win, while Kurt Busch is 15/1 and Carl Edwards and Clint Bowyer are 16/1.

The opening odds favored Johnson, who was 6/1, while Kyle Busch, Stewart and Jeff Gordon were all 8/1. It’s interesting that Johnson was 6/1 and has the starting position, yet is now 11/1, which represents great value on JJ.

Kyle Busch won this event in 2008, but has finished 25th or worse in three of his last four Aaron’s 499s. Busch has an average finish of 24.6 at this track with a driver rating of 76.4 He is currently sixth in the Sprint Cup standings, 228 points behind Johnson. He has finished in the top 10 in three of his last four events, but is seeking his first win of 2010.

Gordon is a four-time winner of this event, with the last coming in 2007. He has six wins in his career at Talladega and 13 top five’s. His average finish is 16.5 while his driver rating is 17.4. Gordon is fifth in the standings, 220 points behind Johnson. He has no wins on the season and three top five finishes in 2010.

The Aaron’s 499 will take place Sunday, April 25 from Talladega Superspeedway at 1PM ET. For complete odds and track information on this year’s event, see below.

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A.J. Allmendinger 40/1

Bobby Labonte 125/1

Brad Keselowski 22/1

Brian Vickers 25/1

Carl Edwards 16/1

Clint Bowyer 16/1

Dale Earnhardt Jr. 10/1

David Ragan 30/1

David Reutimann 40/1

David Stremme 200/1

Denny Hamlin 20/1

Elliott Sadler 60/1

Greg Biffle 30/1

Jamie McMurray 18/1

Jeff Burton 18/1

Jeff Gordon 10/1

Jimmie Johnson 11/1

Joey Logano 25/1

Johnny Sauter 150/1

Juan Pablo Montoya 20/1

Kasey Kahne 20/1

Kevin Conway 200/1

Kevin Harvick 11/1

Kurt Busch 15/1

Kyle Busch 10/1

Marcos Ambrose 60/1

Mark Martin 20/1

Martin Truex Jr. 35/1

Matt Kenseth 18/1

Max Papis 125/1

Michael Waltrip 150/1

Mike Bliss 200/1

Paul Menard 40/1

Regan Smith 100/1

Robby Gordon 150/1

Ryan Newman 25/1

Sam Hornish Jr 50/1

Scott Speed 70/1

Tony Stewart 10/1

Travis Kvapil 175/1

Starting Positions

1 Jimmie Johnson

2 Matt Kenseth

3 Greg Biffle

4 Kevin Harvick

5 Jeff Gordon

6 Kyle Busch

7 Dale Earnhardt Jr.

8 Jeff Burton

9 Kurt Busch

10 Mark Martin

11 Denny Hamlin

12 Joey Logano

13 Tony Stewart

14 Clint Bowyer

15 Carl Edwards

16 Ryan Newman

17 Martin Truex Jr.

18 Paul Menard

19 Brian Vickers

20 Scott Speed

21 Jamie McMurray

22 Kasey Kahne

23 A J Allmendinger

24 Juan Pablo Montoya

25 Brad Keselowski

26 David Ragan

27 Elliott Sadler

28 Marcos Ambrose

29 Sam Hornish Jr.

30 David Reutimann

31 Regan Smith

32 Bobby Labonte

33 Kevin Conway

34 Travis Kvapil

35 Robert Richardson Jr.

36 David Stremme

37 Mike Bliss

38 Robby Gordon

39 Johnny Sauter

40 Max Papis

41 Joe Nemechek

42 Dave Blaney

43 Michael Waltrip

2010 Aaron's 499 Information

Race Date: Sunday, April 25

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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Posted: 4/24/10 6:03PM ET

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