Ambrose wins the Sonoma pole

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SONOMA, CA (TheSpread) – Marcos Ambrose was already favored to win the Toyota/Save Mart 350 from Sonoma on Sunday, but now he is also on the pole for the NASCAR Sprint Cup race.

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With this being a road course race, Ambrose was the favorite coming into the week and he now has 2/1 odds to win after claiming the pole. Other short odds to win are Jeff Gordon (5/2), and Jimmie Johnson (6/1).

Ambrose is 17th in the point standings with just three top 5’s, but he is a road specialist. At Sonoma, Ambrose is winless with two top 5’s. His average finish at the track is 14.0, while his driver rating is 108.8, which ranks tops in the series.

Gordon will start second in Sunday’s race. He is back in 20th in the point standings as he has just one win and four top 5’s on the year. Gordon has five wins all-time at this track with 12 top 5’s. His average finish there is 8.7, while his driver rating is 99.1, which ranks fifth in the series.

Johnson is going to start third in Sunday’s race. Johnson is fourth in the point standings right now. He is 33 points outside of first as he has two wins and eight top 5’s on the year. Johnson has one win and three top 5’s at Sonoma in his career. His average finish at this track is 14.7, while his driver rating is 94.1, which ranks sixth amongst current drivers.

The Toyota/Save Mart 350 will take place Sunday, June 24 from Sonoma 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 – 2012 Toyota/Save Mart 350 – Sonoma – Sunday, June 24, 2012

Marcos Ambrose 2/1

Jeff Gordon 5/2

Jimmie Johnson 6/1

Kyle Busch 8/1

Juan Montoya 15/1

Tony Stewart 15/1

Martin Truex Jr 20/1

Kevin Harvick 25/1

Clint Bowyer 25/1

Greg Biffle 30/1

Kurt Busch 35/1

Kasey Kahne 35/1

Ryan Newman 35/1

Denny Hamlin 35/1

Carl Edwards 35/1

Brad Keselowski 35/1

Joey Logano 50/1

Jamie McMurray 75/1

AJ Allmendinger 75/1

Boris Said 100/1

Dale Earnhardt Jr 100/1

Brian Vickers 100/1

Robby Gordon 100/1

Paul Menard 100/1

Matt Kenseth 100/1

Jeff Burton 200/1

David Gilliland 300/1

Regan Smith 300/1

Aric Almirola 300/1

Field (Any Other Driver) 50/1

Qualifying Results

1 Marcos Ambrose (9)

2 Jeff Gordon (24)

3 Jimmie Johnson (48)

4 Greg Biffle (16)

5 Martin Truex Jr. (56)

6 Clint Bowyer (15)

7 Kyle Busch (18)

8 Kurt Busch (51)

9 Matt Kenseth (17)

10 Ryan Newman (39)

11 Carl Edwards (99)

12 Juan Pablo Montoya (42)

13 Brad Keselowski (2)

14 Joey Logano (20)

15 Kasey Kahne (5)

16 Denny Hamlin (11)

17 A J Allmendinger (22)

18 Bobby Labonte (47)

19 Dale Earnhardt Jr. (88)

20 Casey Mears (13)

21 Brian Vickers (55)

22 Scott Speed (195)

23 Paul Menard (27)

24 Tony Stewart (14)

25 Jamie McMurray (1)

26 Kevin Harvick (29)

27 David Gilliland (38)

28 Boris Said (32)

29 David Ragan (34)

30 Aric Almirola (43)

31 Regan Smith (78)

32 Dave Blaney (36)

33 David Mayhew (98)

34 Robby Gordon (7)

35 Jeff Burton (31)

36 Joe Nemechek (87)

37 Chris Cook (119)

38 J.J. Yeley (249)

39 Travis Kvapil (93)

40 Josh Wise (26)

41 Tomy Drissi (10)

42 Landon Cassill (83)

43 Stephen Leicht (33)

44 Brian Simo (30) DNQ

2012 Toyota/Save Mart 350 Information

Race Date: Sunday, June 24

Location: Sonoma, Sonoma, CA

Pre-Race: 2:30PM ET

Green Flag: 3:19PM ET

TV Coverage: TNT

Radio Coverage: MRN

Track Type: Road (110 laps)

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