Busch wins Pocono pole

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LONG POND, PA (TheSpread) – Kurt Busch was the fastest during the qualifying session for the Axalta We Paint Winners 400. Here’s a look at the updated odds for the race.

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According to the oddsmakers at GTBets, Kevin Harvick is now a 9/2 favorite to win while Denny Hamlin and Jimmie Johnson each have 6/1 odds. Kurt Busch has 7/1 odds. The Axalta We Paint Winners 400 takes place on Sunday, June 7 at 1:18PM ET from Pocono Raceway.

Harvick is the current points leader by 44 over the field. He has two wins and nine top 5s this year. Harvick has never won at this track, but he has an average finish of 13.6 at Pocono with a driver rating of 91.9 at the track. Harvick will start fifth on Sunday.

Johnson is third in the standings, 76 points out of first. Johnson has a series-best four wins this year and he also has eight top 5s. Johnson has three wins at Pocono with an average finish of 9.9. His driver rating at the track is 106.9, which is second best for any driver in the race. Johnson qualified ninth for this race.

Hamlin will start eighth on Sunday. Hamlin is a four-time winner at this track and his average finish there is 11.9. His driver rating at Pocono is 108.3, which is tops of any driver in the field.

Busch is 15th in the standings, 176 points out of first, despite missing the first three races. He has one win and three top 5s on the year. Busch is a one-time winner at Pocono with an average finish of 14.7 and a driver rating at the track of 105.9.

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