Edwards earns Talladega pole

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TALLADEGA, AL (TheSpread) – Qualifying for the Aaron’s 499 was rained out on Saturday, which gave Carl Edwards the pole for Sunday’s race. Here is an updated look at the odds to win at Talladega.

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According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Kyle Busch is now the solo favorite, as he has 8/1 odds to win on Sunday. Other short odds to win are Matt Kenseth (9/1) while three other drivers have 10/1 odds to win.

Busch will start from the 13th position. He currently sits seventh in the point standings, 71 points out of first place. Busch has two wins and five top 5s on the year. Busch has one win and three top 5s in his career at Talladega. His average finish at this track is 22.1 and his driver rating is 81.1, which ranks 12th in the series.

Kenseth is currently 13th in the point standings, 102 points out of first place. Kenseth has two victories on the year. Kenseth has one win and five top 5s in his career at Talladega. His average finish at the track is 18.0 and his driver rating there is 88.9, which ranks third amongst drivers. Kenseth will start sixth on Sunday.

Of the drivers with 10/1 odds to win Dale Earnhardt Jr. has the best stats at Talladega. He will start 12th on Sunday. Earnhardt Jr. owns five wins and nine top 5s at this track. His average finish at Talladega is 15.0 and his driver rating is 89.6. Dale Jr. is third in the current points standings, 46 points out of first. He has three top 5s on the year.

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The Aaron’s 499 will take place Sunday, May 5 at 1:19PM ET from Talladega Superspeedway. For complete odds and track information on this year’s race, see below.

Odds to win the Aaron’s 499 – 2013 Aaron’s 499 – Talladega Superspeedway – Sunday, May 5

Kyle Busch 8/1

Matt Kenseth 9/1

Jimmie Johnson 10/1

Brad Keselowski 10/1

Dale Earnhardt Jr 10/1

Tony Stewart 12/1

Clint Bowyer 12/1

Jeff Gordon 12/1

Carl Edwards 15/1

Kevin Harvick 15/1

Kasey Kahne 18/1

Greg Biffle 18/1

Martin Truex Jr 25/1

Joey Logano 25/1

Jamie McMurray 25/1

Kurt Busch 30/1

Jeff Burton 30/1

Danica Patrick 30/1

Ryan Newman 30/1

Juan Montoya 35/1

Ricky Stenhouse Jr 35/1

Paul Menard 40/1

Michael Waltrip 40/1

Marcos Ambrose 50/1

Aric Almirola 60/1

Regan Smith 75/1

Trevor Bayne 75/1

David Gilliland 100/1

Dave Blaney 100/1

David Ragan 100/1

Bobby Labonte 100/1

Casey Mears 100/1

Field (Any Other Driver) 18/1

Qualifying Results

1. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford.

2. (56) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota.

3. (9) Marcos Ambrose, Ford.

4. (22) Joey Logano, Ford.

5. (39) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet.

6. (20) Matt Kenseth, Toyota.

7. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota.

8. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet.

9. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet.

10. (5) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet.

11. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford.

12. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet.

13. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota.

14. (55) Michael Waltrip, Toyota.

15. (21) Trevor Bayne, Ford.

16. (27) Paul Menard, Chevrolet.

17. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford.

18. (43) Aric Almirola, Ford.

19. (34) David Ragan, Ford.

20. (15) Clint Bowyer, Toyota.

21. (17) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford.

22. (13) Casey Mears, Ford.

23. (10) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet.

24. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet.

25. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet.

26. (35) Josh Wise, Ford.

27. (30) David Stremme, Toyota.

28. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet.

29. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet.

30. (42) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet.

31. (38) David Gilliland, Ford.

32. (93) Travis Kvapil, Toyota.

33. (78) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet.

34. (51) Regan Smith, Chevrolet.

35. (83) David Reutimann, Toyota.

36. (95) Scott Speed, Ford.

37. (32) Terry Labonte, Ford.

38. (98) Michael McDowell, Ford.

39. (47) Bobby Labonte, Toyota.

40. (7) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet.

41. (87) Joe Nemechek, Toyota.

42. (33) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet.

43. (36) J.J. Yeley, Chevrolet.

Failed to Qualify

44. (81) Elliott Sadler, Toyota.

2013 Aaron’s 499 Information

Race Date: Sunday, May 5

Location: Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega, AL

Pre-Race: 12:30PM ET

Green Flag: 1:19PM ET

TV Coverage: FOX

Track Type: Super Speedway (188 laps)

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