2011 5-Hour Energy 500 Odds

2011 nascar 5-hour energy 500 odds to win denny hamlin

(The Spread)NASCAR heads to “The Tricky Triangle” and Pocono Raceway this Sunday for the 2011 5-Hour Energy 500.

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Denny Hamlin won this race in 2010 after Kyle Busch took the pole in qualifying. Kashey Kahne has the qualifying record at 172.533 mph, 52.164 seconds (June 11, 2004), while Rusty Wallace has the track race record at 144.892 mph (July 21, 1996).

Hamlin has the top driver rating at Pocono at 119.2, while Jimmie Johnson is second at 105.9. Tony Stewart (102.4), Kurt Busch (101.8), Jeff Gordon (98.8), Carl Edwards (98.6), Mark Martin (96.4), Brian Vickers (93.9), Ryan Newman (93.9) and Kevin Harvick (91.4) round out the top 10 at this track. (Note: These numbers come from 12 races at Pocono from 2005 through 2010.)

Oddsmakers from online sports book Bodog have made Hamlin a 9/2 favorite to win this year’s 5-Hour Energy 500, which takes place this Sunday at 1:00PM ET. Johnson is 6/1 to win, while Edwards is 7/1 and Kyle Busch and Tony Stewart are 10/1, respectively.

It’s no wonder why Hamlin is favored to win this year’s race. Not only did he win this event last season, but he has four wins, seven top-5 finishes and eight top-10s at Pocono over his career. He also has an average finish of 8.2, a series-best average running position of 8.9 and as previously mentioned, a series-best driver rating of 119.2.

Johnson has two wins at Pocono, six top-5 finishes and 12 top-10s. His average finish here is 9.6, his average running position of 10.4 is third-best and his driver rating of 105.9 is second-best.

Edwards has two wins, five top-5s and six top-10s at this track. His average finish here is 12.4, his average running position of 14.7 is 13th-best and his driver rating of 98.6 is sixth-best.

For a complete list of odds for the 2011 5-Hour Energy 500, see below.

2011 5-Hour Energy 500 Odds – Sunday, June 12, 2011 – Pocono Raceway

Denny Hamlin #11 9/2

Jimmie Johnson #48 6/1

Carl Edwards #99 7/1

Kyle Busch #18 10/1

Tony Stewart #14 10/1

Kevin Harvick #29 11/1

Dale Earnhardt Jr. #88 14/1

Greg Biffle #16 14/1

Jeff Gordon #24 14/1

Matt Kenseth #17 14/1

Kasey Kahne #4 25/1

Kurt Busch #22 25/1

Clint Bowyer #33 28/1

Jeff Burton #31 35/1

Brian Vickers #83 40/1

David Ragan #6 40/1

Jamie McMurray #1 40/1

Joey Logano #20 40/1

Juan Pablo Montoya #42 40/1

Mark Martin #5 40/1

Martin Truex Jr. #56 40/1

Ryan Newman #39 40/1

Brad Keselowski #2 50/1

David Reutimann #00 50/1

A.J. Allmendinger #43 60/1

Marcos Ambrose #9 60/1

Paul Menard #27 65/1

Regan Smith #78 150/1

Sam Hornish Jr. #38 200/1

Bobby Labonte #47 250/1

Andy Lally #71 500/1

Casey Mears #13 500/1

Dave Blaney #36 500/1

David Gilliland #34 500/1

J.J. Yeley #46 500/1

Joe Nemechek #87 500/1

Landon Cassill #51 500/1

Michael McDowell #66 500/1

Mike Skinner #60 500/1

Robby Gordon #7 500/1

Scott Riggs #81 500/1

T.J. Bell #50 500/1

Terry Labonte #32 500/1

Tony Raines #37 500/1

5-Hour Energy 500 Race Info

Race Date: Sunday, June 12, 2011

Location: Pocono Raceway

Pre-Race: 1:00PM ET

Green Flag: 1:15PM ET

TV Coverage: TNT

Radio Coverage: MRN

Track Type: “The Tricky Triangle”

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