Ambrose on the MIS Pole


BROOKLYN, MI (TheSpread) – Marcos Ambrose was fastest in qualifying for the Quicken Loans 400 on Saturday afternoon. Here is an updated look at the odds to win this race.

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According to oddsmakers, Jimmie Johnson is still the favorite to win, as he has 6/1 odds. He joins Kevin Harvick and Tony Stewart, who also are favored with 6/1 odds. Ambrose now has 30/1 odds after winning the pole.

Johnson is fifth in the point standings. He sits 30 out of first. He has two victories on the year with seven top 5’s. Johnson has never won at MIS, but he does have three top 5’s and eight top 10’s. His average finish at this track 15.2 while his driver rating is 105.6, which ranks third in the series. Johnson qualified 10th in the series.

Harvick will start second on Sunday. Harvick is sixth in the point standings. He is 53 points out of first. He has three top 5's on the year and is winless for the season. Harvick has one win at MIS with three top 5's. His average finish there is 15.0 while his driver rating is just 83.3.

Stewart qualified eighth for this race. Stewart is eighth in the point standings. He is 75 points out of first. Stewart has two wins and five top 5's on the year. Stewart has one win at Michigan with 10 top 5's. His average finish at this track is 11.5 while his driver rating is 96.8, which ranks sixth in the series.

The Quicken Loans 400 will take place Sunday, June 17 from Michigan International Speedway at 1:16PM ET. For complete odds and track information on this year’s event, see below.

Odds to win the Quicken Loans 400 – 2012 Quicken Loans 400 – Michigan International Speedway – Sunday, June 17, 2012

Jimmie Johnson 6/1

Kevin Harvick 6/1

Tony Stewart 6/1

Greg Biffle 7/1

Denny Hamlin 8/1

Kyle Busch 8/1

Matt Kenseth 8/1

Dale Earnhardt Jr 10/1

Kasey Kahne 10/1

Carl Edwards 15/1

Mark Martin 15/1

Martin Truex Jr 20/1

Jeff Gordon 20/1

Brad Keselowski 25/1

Joey Logano 30/1

Marcos Ambrose 30/1

Ryan Newman 40/1

Clint Bowyer 50/1

Kurt Busch 50/1

AJ Allmendinger 60/1

Paul Menard 75/1

Jeff Burton 100/1

Jamie McMurray 100/1

Trevor Bayne 100/1

Juan Montoya 100/1

Aric Almirola 300/1

Regan Smith 300/1

Bobby Labonte 500/1

David Ragan 500/1

Field (Any Other Driver) 500/1

Qualifying Results

1 Marcos Ambrose (9)

2 Kevin Harvick (29)

3 Greg Biffle (16)

4 Kasey Kahne (5)

5 Ryan Newman (39)

6 Matt Kenseth (17)

7 Trevor Bayne (21)

8 Tony Stewart (14)

9 Joey Logano (20)

10 Jimmie Johnson (48)

11 Denny Hamlin (11)

12 Regan Smith (78)

13 Clint Bowyer (15)

14 Mark Martin (55)

15 Aric Almirola (43)

16 Martin Truex Jr. (56)

17 Dale Earnhardt Jr. (88)

18 Paul Menard (27)

19 Jamie McMurray (1)

20 A J Allmendinger (22)

21 Juan Pablo Montoya (42)

22 Austin Dillon (33)

23 Scott Riggs (23)

24 Casey Mears (13)

25 Brad Keselowski (2)

26 Kurt Busch (51)

27 Michael McDowell (98)

28 Jeff Gordon (24)

29 Mike Bliss (119)

30 Josh Wise (26)

31 Bobby Labonte (47)

32 Landon Cassill (83)

33 Jeff Burton (31)

34 Kyle Busch (18)

35 David Gilliland (38)

36 Dave Blaney (36)

37 Joe Nemechek (87)

38 David Ragan (34)

39 Travis Kvapil (93)

40 Ken Schrader (32)

41 Tony Raines (10)

42 Carl Edwards (99)

43 J.J. Yeley (249)

44 David Stremme (30) DNQ

45 Stacy Compton (74) DNQ

2012 Quicken Loans 400 Information

Race Date: Sunday, June 17

Location: Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, Mich.

Pre-Race: 12:30PM ET

Green Flag: Approx. 1:16PM ET

TV Coverage: TNT

Radio Coverage: MRN

Track Type: Oval (200 laps)

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