Busch wins Darlington Pole

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DARLINGTON, SC (TheSpread) – Kurt Busch was the fastest in qualifying for the Bojangles’ Southern 500 and will start up front on Saturday. Here is a look at the updated odds to win this race.

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According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Kyle Busch and Jimmie Johnson are favored to win, as they each have 9/2 odds to win, while Matt Kenseth has been given 7/1 odds to win.

Busch is ninth in the point standings, 98 points behind Johnson for first place. Busch has two wins and five top 5s on the year. Busch has one win and two top 5s at Darlington. His average finish at the track is 15.5 while his driver rating is 102.3, which ranks fifth in the series. He will start third on Saturday night.

Johnson is leading the point standings by 41 points. He has two wins and five top 5s on the year. Johnson owns three victories and seven top 5s at Darlington. His average finish at this track is 9.1, while his driver rating there is 105.7, which ranks fourth amongst current drivers. Johnson was second in qualifying.

Kenseth is 11th in the point standings, 104 points outside of first place. Kenseth has two wins and two top 5s this year. Kenseth has never won at Darlington and has an average finish of just 17.5 at the track while his driver rating is 86.5, which ranks 12th in the series. Kenseth will start seventh on Saturday.

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The Bojangles’ Southern 500 will take place Saturday, May 11 at 7PM ET from Darlington Raceway. For complete odds and track information on this year’s race, see below.

Odds to win the Bojangles’ Southern 500 – 2013 Bojangles’ Southern 500 – Darlington Raceway – Saturday, May 11

Kyle Busch 9/2

Jimmie Johnson 9/2

Matt Kenseth 7/1

Denny Hamlin 8/1

Kasey Kahne 8/1

Carl Edwards 10/1

Martin Truex Jr 10/1

Jeff Gordon 12/1

Greg Biffle 12/1

Kevin Harvick 18/1

Brad Keselowski 18/1

Dale Earnhardt Jr 20/1

Clint Bowyer 20/1

Kurt Busch 25/1

Tony Stewart 30/1

Joey Logano 35/1

Mark Martin 60/1

Juan Montoya 60/1

Ricky Stenhouse 60/1

Jamie McMurray 75/1

Ryan Newman 100/1

Jeff Burton 150/1

Aric Almirola 150/1

Marcos Ambrose 200/1

Paul Menard 200/1

Danica Patrick 300/1

Regan Smith 300/1

David Ragan 300/1

Field (Any Other Driver) 50/1

Qualifying Results

1. (78) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 181.918.

2. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 180.974.

3. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 180.92.

4. (5) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 180.741.

5. (56) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 180.284.

6. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 180.158.

7. (20) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 180.112.

8. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 180.105.

9. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 180.

10. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 179.77.

11. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 179.684.

12. (42) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 179.632.

13. (15) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 179.599.

14. (17) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 179.514.

15. (27) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 179.468.

16. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 179.409.

17. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 179.004.

18. (43) Aric Almirola, Ford, 178.822.

19. (13) Casey Mears, Ford, 178.815.

20. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 178.75.

21. (39) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 178.497.

22. (55) Mark Martin, Toyota, 178.316.

23. (47) Bobby Labonte, Toyota, 178.219.

24. (9) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 177.98.

25. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 177.974.

26. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 177.961.

27. (51) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 177.948.

28. (93) Travis Kvapil, Toyota, 177.73.

29. (38) David Gilliland, Ford, 177.685.

30. (22) Joey Logano, Ford, 177.653.

31. (34) David Ragan, Ford, 177.646.

32. (33) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, 177.3.

33. (83) David Reutimann, Toyota, 177.051.

34. (35) Josh Wise, Ford, 176.67.

35. (98) Michael McDowell, Ford, 176.657.

36. (95) Scott Speed, Ford, 176.359.

37. (7) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet, Owner Points.

38. (19) Mike Bliss, Toyota, Owner Points.

39. (30) David Stremme, Toyota, Owner Points.

40. (10) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, Owner Points.

41. (32) Timmy Hill, Ford, Owner Points

42. (36) J.J. Yeley, Chevrolet, Owner Points.

43. (87) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, Owner Points.

2013 Bojangles’ Southern 500 Information

Race Date: Saturday, May 11

Location: Darlington Raceway, Darlington, SC

Pre-Race: 6PM ET

Green Flag: 7PM ET

TV Coverage: FOX

Track Type: Speedway (367 laps)

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