Martin wins the Daytona pole

2011 nascar sprint cup series coke zero qualifying results

DAYTONA BEACH, FL (TheSpread) – Mark Martin was just a bit faster than Daytona 500 winner, Trevor Bayne, in Friday’s qualifying for the Coke Zero 400 and now Martin will start first in Saturday’s race.

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Martin finished with a speed of 182.065 mph, while Bayne had a speed of 182.002. They were the only two to reach over 182 mph in qualifying.

According to oddsmakers at online sports book Bodog, Dale Earnhardt Jr. is now the sole favorite to win with 7/1 odds. Kevin Harvick and Tony Stewart each have 9/1 odds to win while Clint Bowyer has 10/1 odds.

Dale Jr. will start sixth in Saturday’s race. Earnhardt Jr. is seventh in the point standings, 65 out of first. Dale Jr. is winless on the year but has three top 5’s and eight top 10’s. Dale Jr. has two wins at Daytona with eight top 5’s and 13 top 10’s. Earnhardt has an average finish of 14.8 at the track and a driver rating of 87.3, which ranks ninth in the series.

Harvick qualified 31st for the race. Harvick is currently second in the point standings, 25 points behind Carl Edwards for first place. Harvick has three wins this year, most of any driver. He also has nine top 10’s. Harvick has won twice at Daytona and has five top 5’s and eight top 10’s there. His average finish at the track is 15.9 and his driver rating is 84.7, which is 12th amongst active drivers.

Stewart will start 19th on Saturday. Stewart is currently 12th in the standings. He has just one top five on the year. Stewart has three wins at Daytona with seven top 5’s. His average finish at the track is 16.9 and his driver rating is 100.6, which ranks second amongst current drivers.

Bowyer qualified third for this race. Bowyer is eighth in the point standings. He has three top fives on the year, but is winless. Bowyer hasn’t won at Daytona but he has two top 5’s and six top 10’s. His average finish here is 13.2, while his driver ratings is 89.1, which ranks sixth.

The Coke Zero 400 will take place Saturday, July 2 from Daytona International Speedway at 7:49PM ET. For complete odds and track information on this year’s event, see below.

Odds to win the Coke Zero 400 – 2011 Coke Zero 400 – Daytona International Speedway – Saturday, July 2, 2011

Dale Earnhardt Jr 7/1

Tony Stewart 9/1

Kevin Harvick 9/1

Clint Bowyer 10/1

Jimmie Johnson 12/1

Carl Edwards 12/1

Kurt Busch 12/1

Kyle Busch 12/1

Jeff Gordon 12/1

Jamie McMurray 18/1

Mark Martin 18/1

Denny Hamlin 18/1

Jeff Burton 25/1

Ryan Newman 25/1

Kasey Kahne 25/1

Greg Biffle 25/1

Matt Kenseth 25/1

David Ragan 30/1

Juan Pablo Montoya 30/1

Joey Logano 30/1

Martin Truex Jr 35/1

AJ Allmendinger 35/1

Brian Vickers 40/1

Marcos Ambrose 40/1

Brad Keselowski 40/1

David Reutimann 40/1

Paul Menard 40/1

Regan Smith 50/1

Trevor Bayne 50/1

Field (Any Other Driver) 30/1

Qualifying Results

1 Mark Martin (5)

2 Trevor Bayne (21)

3 Clint Bowyer (33)

4 Jeff Gordon (24)

5 David Ragan (6)

6 Dale Earnhardt Jr. (88)

7 Andy Lally (71)

8 Jimmie Johnson (48

9 A J Allmendinger (43)

10 Paul Menard (27)

11 Ryan Newman (39)

12 Jeff Burton (31)

13 Kasey Kahne (4)

14 Carl Edwards (99)

15 Marcos Ambrose (9)

16 Matt Kenseth (17)

17 Greg Biffle (16)

18 Jamie McMurray (1)

19 Tony Stewart (14)

20 Brian Vickers (83)

21 Landon Cassill (51)

22 Kevin Conway (97)

23 David Reutimann (00)

24 Bobby Labonte (47)

25 Kurt Busch (22)

26 Brad Keselowski (2)

27 Travis Kvapil (38)

28 Regan Smith (78)

29 Mike Skinner (60)

30 Juan Pablo Montoya (42)

31 Kevin Harvick (29)

32 Casey Mears (13)

33 Michael McDowell (66)

34 Martin Truex Jr. (56)

35 Geoff Bodine (135)

36 Denny Hamlin (11)

37 Joey Logano (20)

38 Kyle Busch (18)

39 David Gilliland (34)

40 Dave Blaney (36)

41 Terry Labonte (32)

42 Mike Bliss (32)

43 Joe Nemechek (87)

44 Tony Raines (37) DNQ

45 J.J. Yeley (46) DNQ

2011 Coke Zero 400 Information

Race Date: Saturday, July 2

Location: Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Fla.

Pre-Race: 6:30PM ET

Green Flag: Approx. 7:49PM ET

TV Coverage: TNT

Radio Coverage: MRN

Track Type: Oval (160 laps)

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