Ragan wins Brickyard pole

2011 nascar sprint cup series odds brickyard 400 david ragan

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (TheSpread) – In a mild surprise David Ragan won the pole for the 2011 Brickyard 400 on Sunday, but the favorites remain largely the same.

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According to oddsmakers at online sports book Bodog, Jimmie Johnson is still the favorite to win the race with 7/2 odds. Other short odds to win are Jeff Gordon (7/1), Juan Pablo Montoya (7/1), and Kurt Busch (7/1).

Johnson is second in the point standings, 7 behind Edwards. Johnson has one win and seven top 5’s on the year. Johnson has won this event three times in his career. However, his average finish is just 18.3 at Indy. Johnson will start third on Sunday.

Gordon is going to start eighth on Sunday. Gordon is seventh in the point standings. He has two wins and six top 5’s on the year. Gordon has four wins at the Brickyard and his average finish is 9.5 and his driver rating is 93.3, which ranks 10th in the series.

Montoya qualified seventh for Sunday’s race. He sits 17th in the point standings. He is winless on the year but has two top 5’s. Montoya has one top 5 at Indy and he has an average finish of 21.0 with a driver rating of 106.4, which is the second best in the series.

Kurt Busch will start fourth on Sunday. Busch is third in the point standings with one win and four top 5’s on the year. Busch has one top 5 at Indy with an average finish of 18.1 while his driver rating is just 71.0.

The Brickyard 400 will take place Sunday, July 31 from Indianapolis Motor Speedway at 1:19PM ET. For complete odds and track information on this year’s event, see below.

Odds to win the Brickyard 400 – 2011 Brickyard 400 – Indianapolis Motor Speedway – Sunday, July 31, 2011

Jimmie Johnson 7/2

Jeff Gordon 7/1

Juan Pablo Montoya 7/1

Kurt Busch 7/1

Carl Edwards 9/1

Tony Stewart 10/1

Kasey Kahne 12/1

Kevin Harvick 12/1

Greg Biffle 15/1

Kyle Busch 15/1

Matt Kenseth 18/1

Denny Hamlin 20/1

David Ragan 20/1

Brad Keselowski 25/1

Dale Earnhardt Jr 25/1

Jeff Burton 30/1

Ryan Newman 35/1

Clint Bowyer 35/1

Jamie McMurray 40/1

AJ Allmendinger 40/1

Mark Martin 40/1

Joey Logano 40/1

Paul Menard 60/1

Martin Truex Jr 75/1

Marcos Ambrose 100/1

David Reutimann 100/1

Brian Vickers 100/1

Regan Smith 200/1

Trevor Bayne 500/1

Field (Any Other Driver) 100/1

Qualifying Results

1 David Ragan (6)

2 Kasey Kahne (4)

3 Jimmie Johnson (48)

4 Kurt Busch (22)

5 Brad Keselowski (2)

6 A J Allmendinger (43)

7 Juan Pablo Montoya (42)

8 Jeff Gordon (24)

9 Matt Kenseth (17)

10 Carl Edwards (99)

11 Casey Mears (13)

12 Mark Martin (5)

13 Jeff Burton (31)

14 Denny Hamlin (11)

15 Paul Menard (27)

16 Jamie McMurray (1)

17 Bobby Labonte (47)

18 Greg Biffle (16)

19 Kevin Harvick (29)

20 Joey Logano (20)

21 Marcos Ambrose (9)

22 Dale Earnhardt Jr. (88)

23 Ryan Newman (39)

24 Tony Stewart (14)

25 Trevor Bayne (21)

26 Clint Bowyer (33)

27 Regan Smith (78)

28 David Reutimann (00)

29 Kyle Busch (18)

30 Martin Truex Jr. (56)

31 Brian Vickers (83)

32 Landon Cassill (51)

33 Dave Blaney (36)

34 Scott Speed (37)

35 Michael McDowell (66)

36 Joe Nemechek (87)

37 David Gilliland (34)

38 Mike Skinner (60)

39 Andy Lally (71)

40 T.J. Bell (150)

41 Robby Gordon (7)

42 Mike Bliss (32)

43 Terry Labonte (223)

44 David Stremme (30) DNQ

45 Travis Kvapil (38) DNQ

46 Erik Darnell (46) DNQ

47 J.J. Yeley (55) DNQ

48 Scott Wimmer (177) DNQ

2011 Brickyard 400 Information

Race Date: Sunday, July 31

Location: Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis, Ind.

Pre-Race: Noon ET

Green Flag: Approx. 1:19PM ET

TV Coverage: ESPN

Radio Coverage: IMS

Track Type: Oval (160 laps)

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