Biffle takes Darlington Pole

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DARLINGTON, SC (TheSpread) – Greg Biffle continued his strong 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Season on Friday, as he won the pole for Saturday’s Bojangles’ Southern 500.

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According to oddsmakers, Biffle now has 6/1 odds to win Saturday night’s race. Jimmie Johnson is still the favorite to win this race, with 5/1 odds while Denny Hamlin has been given 7/1 odds to win.

Johnson qualified second for this race and he is eighth in the point standings, 54 points out of first place. He has four top 5’s and seven top 10’s this year, but is winless for the season. Johnson has two wins at Darlington with an average finish of 100.6. His driver rating at this track is 100.6, which ranks fourth in the series.

Biffle has two wins with an average finish of 14.2 at Darlington. His driver rating is 109.7, which ranks second in the series. This season, Biffle has a 7 point lead in the standings as he has one win and six top 5’s for the year. Biffle has 8/1 odds to win this week as well.

Hamlin qualified eighth for this race. He is fourth in the point standings, but has two wins and four top 5’s on the year. Hamlin has one win at Darlington and two top fives. His average finish at this track is 6.5 and his driver rating is 108.3, which ranks third.

The Bojangles’ Southern 500 will take place Saturday, May 12 from Darlington Raceway at 7:15PM ET. For complete odds and track information on this year’s event, see below.

Odds to win the Bojangles’ Southern 500 – 2012 Bojangles’ Southern 500 – Darlington Raceway – Saturday, May 12, 2012

Jimmie Johnson 5/1

Greg Biffle 6/1

Denny Hamlin 7/1

Kyle Busch 8/1

Carl Edwards 8/1

Kasey Kahne 10/1

Kevin Harvick 10/1

Tony Stewart 10/1

Jeff Gordon 10/1

Brad Keselowski 18/1

Dale Earnhardt Jr 18/1

Matt Kenseth 18/1

Martin Truex Jr 20/1

Clint Bowyer 30/1

Ryan Newman 30/1

Mark Martin 40/1

Kurt Busch 60/1

AJ Allmendinger 60/1

Jeff Burton 60/1

Jamie McMurray 60/1

Regan Smith 100/1

Marcos Ambrose 100/1

Paul Menard 100/1

Joey Logano 100/1

Juan Montoya 100/1

Aric Almirola 200/1

Bobby Labonte 300/1

Danica Patrick 300/1

David Ragan 300/1

Field (Any Other Driver) 50/1

Qualifying Results

1 Greg Biffle (16)

2 Jimmie Johnson (48)

3 Kasey Kahne (5)

4 Ryan Newman (39)

5 Kyle Busch (18)

6 Martin Truex Jr. (56)

7 Carl Edwards (99)

8 Denny Hamlin (11)

9 Regan Smith (78)

10 Jeff Burton (31)

11 Jamie McMurray (1)

12 Jeff Gordon (24)

13 Aric Almirola (43)

14 Paul Menard (27)

15 Brad Keselowski (2)

16 A J Allmendinger (22)

17 Tony Stewart (14)

18 Mark Martin (55)

19 Matt Kenseth (17)

20 Landon Cassill (83)

21 Joey Logano (20)

22 Bobby Labonte (47)

23 Kevin Harvick (29)

24 Dale Earnhardt Jr. (88)

25 Kurt Busch (51)

26 Clint Bowyer (15)

27 Juan Pablo Montoya (42)

28 Marcos Ambrose (9)

29 Scott Speed (179)

30 Josh Wise (26)

31 Casey Mears (13)

32 David Stremme (30)

33 Travis Kvapil (173)

34 Dave Blaney (36)

35 Mike Skinner (52)

36 David Gilliland (38)

37 David Ragan (34)

38 Danica Patrick (10)

39 Cole Whitt (74)

40 Joe Nemechek (87)

41 David Reutimann (93)

42 Reed Sorenson (32)

43 J.J. Yeley (249)

44 Scott Riggs (23) DNQ

45 Michael McDowell (98) DNQ

46 Stephen Leicht (33) DNQ

47 Mike Bliss (119) DNQ

2012 Bojangles’ Southern 500 Information

Race Date: Saturday, May 12

Location: Darlington Raceway, Darlington, SC

Pre-Race: 6:30PM ET

Green Flag: Approx. 7:15PM ET

TV Coverage: FOX

Radio Coverage: MRN

Track Type: Oval (367 laps)

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