Khane starts up front

Kasey Kahne won the qualifying for the 2010 Toyota/Save Mart 350 and will start up front in Sunday’s race.

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Kahne will lead the pack in the first road race of the 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, but road veteran Marcos Ambrose is now favored to win it all.

Ambrose has 4/1 odds to win according to odds makers at the online sports book Other short odds to win are Tony Stewart (5/1), Jeff Gordon (6/1), and Juan Pablo Montoya (8/1).

Ambrose is considered a road specialist, though he has not won this event. His average finish on this track is 22.5 and his driver rating 99.6. Ambrose is currently 30th in the point standings.

Stewart qualified seventh for Sunday and he has won two times at this track and also has four top 5’s. Stewart has an average finish of 9.3 at the track with a driver rating of 113.2, which is tops of any driver in the series. Stewart is currently 11th in the standings, 329 points outside of first place.

Gordon has five career wins at Infineon along with 10 top 5’s. Gordon’s average finish is 9.3 and his driver rating is 97.1. Gordon is currently seventh in the standings and he is winless in 2010. Gordon will start fifth in this race.

Montoya won at Infineon in 2007 and he has finished sixth the last two years. Montoya also finished in the top six at Watkins Glen the last two years. Watkins Glen is the other road course the series competes in. Montoya has struggled this year, as he sits 20th in the standings, but his driver rating at Infineon is 111.3, which is second best in the series, and his average finish is 4.3. He will start 14th on Sunday.

Kahne’s odds to win are now at 9/1 after his pole victory.

The Toyota/Save Mart 350 will take place Sunday, June 20 from Infineon Raceway at 3:19PM ET. For complete odds and track information on this year’s event, see below.

Odds to win the Toyota/Save Mart 350 – 2010 Toyota/Save Mart 350 – Infineon– June 20, 2010

Marcos Ambrose 4/1

Tony Stewart 5/1

Jeff Gordon 6/1

Juan Pablo Montoya 8/1

Kasey Kahne 9/1

Jimmie Johnson 9/1

Kevin Harvick 10/1

Kurt Busch 10/1

Denny Hamlin 14/1

Kyle Busch 15/1

Martin Truex Jr 22/1

Jamie McMurray 22/1

Carl Edwards 22/1

Robby Gordon 25/1

Boris Said 30/1

Clint Bowyer 35/1

Mark Martin 35/1

Mattias Ekstrom 35/1

AJ Allmendinger 40/1

Scott Speed 50/1

Field 10/1

Qualifying Results

1 Kasey Kahne (9) Ford

2 Jimmie Johnson (48) Chevrolet

3 Kurt Busch (2) Dodge

4 Kevin Harvick (29) Chevrolet

5 Jeff Gordon (24) Chevrolet

6 Marcos Ambrose (47) Toyota

7 Tony Stewart (14) Chevrolet

8 Bobby Labonte (71) Chevrolet

9 Greg Biffle (16) Ford

10 Martin Truex Jr. (56) Toyota

11 Mark Martin (5) Chevrolet

12 Denny Hamlin (11) Toyota

13 Ryan Newman (39) Chevrolet

14 Juan Pablo Montoya (42) Chevrolet

15 A J Allmendinger (43) Ford

16 Robby Gordon (7) Toyota

17 Boris Said (26) Ford

18 Paul Menard (98) Ford

19 Carl Edwards (99) Ford

20 Joey Logano (20) Toyota

21 Elliott Sadler (19) Ford

22 Clint Bowyer (33) Chevrolet

23 Scott Speed (82) Toyota

24 Dale Earnhardt Jr. (88) Chevrolet

25 Jamie McMurray (1) Chevrolet

26 David Gilliland (38) Ford

27 Kyle Busch (18) Toyota

28 Joe Nemechek (87) Toyota

29 Max Papis (13) Toyota

30 Jeff Burton (31) Chevrolet

31 Regan Smith (78) Chevrolet

32 Jan Magnussen (09) Chevrolet

33 David Reutimann (00) Toyota

34 Matt Kenseth (17) Ford

35 P.J. Jones (207) Toyota

36 Brad Keselowski (12) Dodge

37 J.J. Yeley (46) Dodge

38 Mattias Ekstrom (83) Toyota

39 Sam Hornish Jr. (77) Dodge

40 Travis Kvapil (37) Ford

41 Kevin Conway (34) Ford

42 David Ragan (6) Ford

43 Dave Blaney (66) Toyota

44 Brandon Ash (102) DNQ

45 Brian Simo (36) DNQ

46 Michael Waltrip (55) DNQ

2010 Toyota/Save Mart 350 Information

Race Date: Sunday, June 20

Location: Infineon Raceway, Sonoma, Calif.

Pre-Race: 2PM ET

Green Flag: Approx. 3:19PM ET

TV Coverage: TNT

Radio Coverage: PRN

Track Type: Road (110 laps)

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Posted: 6/1910 11:44PM ET

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