Truex wins the pole

The 2010 Autism Speaks 400 will run this Sunday and Martin Truex Jr. will start up front after winning the pole on Friday.

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Even with Truex leading the way, Jimmie Johnson is still favored to win the race.

Johnson is a 3/1 favorite to win the race according to odds makers at the online sports book Other short odds to win are Kyle Busch (9/2), Mark Martin (7/1), Jeff Gordon (8/1), and Denny Hamlin (10/1).

Johnson is 110 points behind points leader Kevin Harvick right now as Johnson sits in second place. Johnson has finished in the top seven in his last four races. He is the defending champion of this race and he has five wins at Dover with a average finish of 9.8 and a driver rating of 112.3, which ranks third in the series. Johnson qualified fifth for Sunday’s race.

Busch is third in the standings, 113 points out of first. Busch has finished in the top 10 in his last five races. He won this event in 2008 and that is his lone career win at Dover. Busch has an average finish of 16.9 with a driver rating of 98.5, which ranks seventh in the series. Busch will start fourth on Sunday.

Martin is 10th in the standings right now, 265 points out of first place. Martin has finished outside the top 10 in his last two races and in six total races in 2010. Martin’s best finish this year is fourth. Martin won this event in 2004 and he had four career wins at Dover. Martin’s average finish is 12.5 and his driver rating on the track is 101.9, which ranks fifth in the series. Martin will start third on Sunday.

Gordon is fourth in the current standings, 147 points behind Harvick. Gordon has finished in the top five of his last two races and he is a two-time winner of this event. In his career, Gordon has four wins at Dover with an average finish of 12.2 and a driver rating of 90.3, which ranks ninth in the series. Gordon finished 15th in Friday’s qualifying.

Hamlin is sixth in the standings, 164 points out of first. He has won two of his last four races and finished no worse than 11th during that stretch. Hamlin has struggled at Dover, with an average finish of 25.1 and a driver rating of 73.6. Hamlin will start 14th on Sunday.

Greg Biffle has the top driver rating at this track at 114.7 with two career wins and an average finish of 10.8. Biffle has 20/1 odds to win the race after qualifying 24th.

The Autism Speaks 400 will take place Sunday, May 16 from Dover International Speedway at 1:15PM ET. For complete odds and track information on this year’s event, see below.

Odds to win the Autism Speaks 400 – 2010 Autism Speaks 400 – Dover International Speedway – May 16, 2010

Jimmie Johnson 3/1

Kyle Busch 9/2

Mark Martin 7/1

Jeff Gordon 8/1

Denny Hamlin 10/1

Martin Truex Jr 12/1

Carl Edwards 15/1

Tony Stewart 15/1

Kurt Busch 15/1

Jeff Burton 15/1

Clint Bowyer 15/1

Matt Kenseth 20/1

Kasey Kahne 20/1

Greg Biffle 20/1

Ryan Newman 25/1

Kevin Harvick 30/1

Juan Pablo Montoya 30/1

Jamie McMurray 30/1

Joey Logano 30/1

Dale Earnhardt Jr 50/1

David Reutimann 60/1

Brad Keselowski 75/1

David Ragan 100/1

AJ Allmendinger 100/1

Marcos Ambrose 200/1

Sam Hornish Jr 200/1

Paul Menard 500/1

Elliott Sadler 500/1

Scott Speed 500/1

Travis Kvapil 1000/1

Regan Smith 1000/1

Bobby Labonte 1000/1

Field (Any Other Driver) 300/1

Qualifying Results

1 Martin Truex Jr. (56)

2 Kasey Kahne (9)

3 Mark Martin (5)

4 Kyle Busch (18)

5 Jimmie Johnson (48)

6 Ryan Newman (39)

7 Clint Bowyer (33)

8 AJ Allmendinger (43)

9 Carl Edwards (99)

10 Sam Hornish Jr. (77)

11 Jamie McMurray (1)

12 Kurt Busch (2)

13 David Reutimann (00)

14 Denny Hamlin (11)

15 Jeff Gordon (24)

16 Tony Stewart (14)

17 Jeff Burton (31)

18 Joey Logano (20)

19 Elliott Sadler (19)

20 Brad Keselowski (12)

21 Matt Kenseth (17)

22 David Ragan (6)

23 Paul Menard (98)

24 Greg Biffle (16)

25 J.J. Yeley (46)

26 Marcos Ambrose (47)

27 Dale Earnhardt Jr. (88)

28 Juan Pablo Montoya (42)

29 Scott Speed (82)

30 Kevin Harvick (29)

31 David Stremme (26)

32 Mike Bliss (09)

33 Bobby Labonte (71)

34 Michael McDowell (55)

35 Dave Blaney (66)

36 Joe Nemechek (87)

37 Regan Smith (78)

38 Travis Kvapil (34)

39 Casey Mears (83)

40 David Gilliland (38)

41 Kevin Conway (37)

42 Robby Gordon (7)

43 Johnny Sauter (36)

44 Todd Bodine (164) DNQ

45 Max Papis (13) DNQ

2010 Autism Speaks 400 Information

Race Date: Sunday, May 16

Location: Dover International Raceway, Dover, Delaware

Pre-Race: Noon ET

Green Flag: Approx. 1:15PM ET

TV Coverage: FOX

Radio Coverage: MRN

Track Type: Oval (400 laps)

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Posted: 5/14/10 11:07PM ET

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