Logano wins Texas pole


LONG POND, PA (TheSpread) – Joey Logano found himself as the fastest in Saturday’s qualifying for the Pocono 400 and he will be up front to start Sunday’s race.

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According to oddsmakers, Logano now has 18/1 odds to win this race. Denny Hamlin is the favorite to win, as he has been given 9/2 odds. Other short odds to win are Jimmie Johnson (6/1), while Kyle Busch, Jeff Gordon, and Kasey Kahne each have 7/1 odds.

Hamlin is fourth in the point standings. He has two wins and six top 5’s this year as well. Hamlin has four wins at Pocono. His average finish at the track is 9.7, while his driver rating is 118.6, which is tops of any driver in the series. He will start fifth on Sunday.

Johnson is fifth in the point standings. He has two wins and six top 5’s this year. Johnson has two wins at this track. His average finish there is 9.0 while his driver rating is 107.0, which ranks second amongst current drivers. Johnson will start from the 24th position on Sunday.

Kyle Busch is ninth in the point standings. He has one win and five top 5’s on the season. Busch has four top 5’s at Pocono Raceway. His average finish at the track is 17.4, while his driver rating is 87.6, which ranks 12th in the series. Busch will start fourth on Sunday.

Gordon is 21st in the point standings. He has just one top 5 on the year. Gordon has five wins at Pocono in his career. His average finish at this track is 10.2, while his driver rating is 100.8, which ranks fourth in the series. Gordon qualified 12th for this race.

Kahne qualified 10th for Sunday’s race. He is currently 14th in the point standings. He has one win and three top 5’s on the year. Kahne owns one win at Pocono. His average finish at this track is 17.0 while his driver rating is 89.5, which ranks 10th in the series.

The Pocono 400 will take place Sunday, June 10 from Pocono Raceway at 1:18PM ET. For complete odds and track information on this year’s event, see below.

Odds to win the Pocono 400 – 2012 Pocono 400 – Pocono Raceway – Sunday, June 10, 2012

Denny Hamlin 9/2

Jimmie Johnson 6/1

Kasey Kahne 7/1

Jeff Gordon 7/1

Kyle Busch 7/1

Carl Edwards 8/1

Mark Martin 10/1

Dale Earnhardt Jr 12/1

Tony Stewart 12/1

Greg Biffle 18/1

Joey Logano 18/1

Matt Kenseth 18/1

Brad Keselowski 25/1

Kevin Harvick 25/1

AJ Allmendinger 40/1

Ryan Newman 40/1

Martin Truex Jr 40/1

Paul Menard 50/1

Clint Bowyer 50/1

Marcos Ambrose 75/1

Jamie McMurray 75/1

Jeff Burton 100/1

Juan Montoya 100/1

Aric Almirola 100/1

Regan Smith 100/1

David Gilliland 300/1

David Ragan 300/1

Bobby Labonte 300/1

Landon Cassill 300/1

Field (Any Other Driver) 50/1

Qualifying Results

1 Joey Logano (20)

2 Carl Edwards (99)

3 Paul Menard (27)

4 Kyle Busch (18)

5 Denny Hamlin (11)

6 Mark Martin (55)

7 Regan Smith (78)

8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. (88)

9 Marcos Ambrose (9)

10 Kasey Kahne (5)

11 Jamie McMurray (1)

12 Jeff Gordon (24)

13 Greg Biffle (16)

14 Matt Kenseth (17)

15 Landon Cassill (83)

16 Clint Bowyer (15)

17 Juan Pablo Montoya (42)

18 Ryan Newman (39)

19 A J Allmendinger (22)

20 Jeff Burton (31)

21 Kevin Harvick (29)

22 Tony Stewart (14)

23 Martin Truex Jr. (56)

24 Jimmie Johnson (48)

25 David Reutimann (51)

26 Casey Mears (13)

27 Bobby Labonte (47)

28 Mike Bliss (119)

29 Aric Almirola (43)

30 Michael McDowell (98)

31 Brad Keselowski (2)

32 J.J. Yeley (249)

33 Joe Nemechek (87)

34 David Ragan (34)

35 Josh Wise (26)

36 David Gilliland (38)

37 Travis Kvapil (93)

38 Scott Riggs (23)

39 Stacy Compton (74)

40 Tony Raines (36)

41 Reed Sorenson (32)

42 Dave Blaney (10)

43 Stephen Leicht (33)

44 David Stremme (30) DNQ

2012 Pocono 400 Information

Race Date: Sunday, June 10

Location: Pocono Raceway, Long Pond, PA

Pre-Race: 12:30PM ET

Green Flag: 1:18PM ET

TV Coverage: TNT

Radio Coverage: MRN

Track Type: Oval (160 laps)

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