Gordon wins Watkins Glen pole


WATKINS GLEN, NY (TheSpread) – Jeff Gordon improved his chances to win the Cheez-It 355 at The Glen by winning the pole for Sunday’s race.

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According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Gordon is now the favorite to win this race, as he has 4/1 odds. Other short odds to win are Marcos Ambrose (9/2), Brad Keselowski (6/1) and Kevin Harvick (7/1).

Gordon is the current points leader by 17 on the field. Gordon has two wins and seven top 5s on the year, but has a series-best 15 top 10s. This track hasn’t been that kind to Gordon despite success at Sonoma. He has finished outside the top 10 in 10 of his last 12 appearances at this track, though he did get a win in 2001.

Ambrose is 17th in the point standings, 216 points out of first. Ambrose is winless on the year with two top 5s. He finished eighth in the other road race this year. Ambrose has two wins at Watkins Glen and an average finish of 6.8 at the track and a driver rating of 120.1, which is second-best of any other driver. Ambrose will start second on Sunday.

Keselowski will start ninth on Sunday. Keselowski is third in the point standings, 70 points out of first. He has three wins and nine top 5s this year. Keselowski has never won at Watkins Glen, but has an average finish of 6.5 and a driver rating of 102.8, which ranks fifth in the series.

Kevin Harvick is 11th in point standings, 149 points out of first. He has two wins and six top 5s on the season. Harvick has one win at Watkins Glen with an average finish of 13.1. His driver rating at the track is 88.3, which ranks 11th in the series. Harvick qualified fourth for this race.

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The Cheez-It 355 at The Glen will take place Sunday, August 10 at 1:19PM ET from Watkins Glen International. For complete odds and track information on this year’s race, see below.

Odds to win the Cheez-It 355 at The Glen – 2014 Cheez-It 355 at The Glen – Watkins Glen International – Sunday, August 10

Jeff Gordon 4/1

Marcos Ambrose 9/2

Brad Keselowski 6/1

Kevin Harvick 7/1

Kyle Busch 8/1

AJ Allmendinger 9/1

Jimmie Johnson 10/1

Kurt Busch 12/1

Joey Logano 15/1

Clint Bowyer 18/1

Tony Stewart 18/1

Dale Earnhardt Jr 30/1

Ryan Newman 40/1

Carl Edwards 40/1

Jamie McMurray 40/1

Kasey Kahne 50/1

Martin Truex Jr 50/1

Matt Kenseth 50/1

Brian Vickers 60/1

Paul Menard 60/1

Greg Biffle 75/1

Aric Almirola 100/1

Austin Dillon 100/1

Danica Patrick 100/1

Justin Allgaier 100/1

Boris Said 100/1

Kyle Larson 100/1

Denny Hamlin 100/1

Casey Mears 100/1

Field (Any Other Driver) 100/1

Qualifying Results

1. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 129.466 mph.

2. (9) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 129.138.

3. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 128.968.

4. (4) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 128.859.

5. (41) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 128.816.

6. (47) AJ Allmendinger, Chevrolet, 128.701.

7. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 128.186.

8. (20) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 128.179.

9. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 128.052.

10. (31) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 127.867.

11. (22) Joey Logano, Ford, 127.761.

12. (55) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 127.51.

13. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 128.205.

14. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 128.131.

15. (51) Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, 128.026.

16. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 127.839.

17. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 127.782.

18. (26) Cole Whitt, Toyota, 127.715.

19. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 127.575.

20. (27) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 127.573.

21. (17) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 127.562.

22. (13) Casey Mears, Chevrolet, 127.322.

23. (42) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 127.309.

24. (15) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 127.278.

25. (78) Martin Truex Jr., Chevrolet, 127.245.

26. (34) David Ragan, Ford, 127.243.

27. (43) Aric Almirola, Ford, 127.197.

28. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 127.192.

29. (95) Michael McDowell, Ford, 127.177.

30. (5) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 127.012.

31. (3) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 126.819.

32. (77) Nelson Piquet Jr., Ford, 126.715.

33. (38) David Gilliland, Ford, 126.704.

34. (32) Boris Said, Ford, 126.571.

35. (83) Ryan Truex, Toyota, 126.508.

36. (23) Alex Bowman, Toyota, 125.824.

37. (98) Josh Wise, Chevrolet, owner points.

38. (33) Alex Kennedy, Chevrolet, owner points.

39. (36) Reed Sorenson, Chevrolet, owner points.

40. (66) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, owner points.

41. (40) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, owner points.

42. (7) Michael Annett, Chevrolet, owner points.

43. (10) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, owner points.

2014 Cheez-It 355 at The Glen Information

Race Date: Sunday, August 10

Location: Watkins Glen International; Watkins Glen, NY

Pre-Race: 12:30PM ET

Green Flag: 1:19PM ET

TV Coverage: ESPN

Track Type: Road (90 laps)

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