Martin wins MIS Pole

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BROOKLYN, MI (TheSpread) – Mark Martin was fastest in qualifying for the Pure Michigan 400 on Friday and he will now start up front for Sunday’s race. Here is an updated look at the odds for this event.

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According to oddsmakers, Jimmie Johnson is still the favorite to win this race, as he has 5/1 odds after qualifying. Other short odds to win are Matt Kenseth (6/1) and Carl Edwards (7/1). Martin now has 12/1 odds to win.

Johnson is leading the current point standings by 1 point. He has three wins and a series-best 11 top 5’s on the year. Johnson has never won at MIS, but he has four top 5’s and an average finish of 14.7. His driver rating at this track is 105.0, which ranks third in the series. Johnson qualified third for this race.

Kenseth placed fourth in qualifying. He is currently third in the point standings, just 2 points behind Johnson. Kenseth has one win and nine top 5’s on the year. Kenseth has two wins at MIS with 12 top 5’s. His average finish on the track is 9.3 and his driver rating is 105.4, which is second-best in the series.

Edwards will start second on Sunday. Edwards is back in 12th in the standings, 127 points out of first. Edwards is winless on the year with just two top 5’s. Edwards has been strong at MIS. He has two wins and nine top 5’s. His average finish at this track is 8.4, while his driver rating is 104.7, which ranks fourth amongst active drivers.

The Pure Michigan 400 will take place Sunday, August 19 from Michigan International Speedway at 1:16PM ET. For complete odds and track information on this year’s event, see below.

Odds to win the Pure Michigan 400 – 2012 Pure Michigan 400 – Michigan International Speedway – Sunday, August 19, 2012

Jimmie Johnson 5/1

Matt Kenseth 6/1

Carl Edwards 7/1

Kasey Kahne 10/1

Dale Earnhardt Jr 10/1

Kyle Busch 12/1

Tony Stewart 12/1

Greg Biffle 12/1

Mark Martin 12/1

Jeff Gordon 12/1

Denny Hamlin 15/1

Brad Keselowski 18/1

Martin Truex Jr 18/1

Kevin Harvick 25/1

Clint Bowyer 30/1

Joey Logano 30/1

Paul Menard 40/1

Ryan Newman 50/1

Marcos Ambrose 60/1

Trevor Bayne 75/1

Kurt Busch 100/1

Jamie McMurray 100/1

Jeff Burton 100/1

Sam Hornish Jr 100/1

Juan Pablo Montoya 100/1

Regan Smith 200/1

David Ragan 300/1

Bobby Labonte 300/1

Aric Almirola 300/1

Field (Any Other Driver) 50/1

Qualifying Results

1 Mark Martin (55)

2 Carl Edwards (99)

3 Jimmie Johnson (48)

4 Matt Kenseth (17)

5 Kasey Kahne (5)

6 Trevor Bayne (21)

7 Martin Truex Jr. (56)

8 Marcos Ambrose (9)

9 Landon Cassill (83)

10 Paul Menard (27)

11 Jeff Gordon (24)

12 Clint Bowyer (15)

13 Greg Biffle (16)

14 Tony Stewart (14)

15 Ryan Newman (39)

16 Joey Logano (20)

17 Parker Kligerman (22)

18 Regan Smith (78)

19 Brad Keselowski (2)

20 Kevin Harvick (29)

21 Denny Hamlin (11)

22 Dale Earnhardt Jr. (88)

23 Kyle Busch (18)

24 Jamie McMurray (1)

25 Juan Pablo Montoya (42)

26 Kurt Busch (51)

27 Reed Sorenson (191)

28 Bobby Labonte (47)

29 Casey Mears (13)

30 Travis Kvapil (93)

31 David Stremme (30)

32 Jeff Burton (31)

33 Jason Leffler (119)

34 Josh Wise (26)

35 Joe Nemechek (87)

36 David Gilliland (38)

37 David Ragan (34)

38 Scott Riggs (23)

39 David Reutimann (10)

40 T.J. Bell (32)

41 Aric Almirola (43)

42 Dave Blaney (36)

43 Mike Skinner (98)

44 Stephen Leicht (33) DNQ

45 J.J. Yeley (37) DNQ

2012 Pure Michigan 400 Information

Race Date: Sunday, August 19

Location: Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, MI

Pre-Race: 12:30PM ET

Green Flag: 1:16PM ET

TV Coverage: ESPN

Track Type: Speedway (200 laps)

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