Biffle wins MIS pole

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BROOKLYN, MI (TheSpread) – Greg Biffle won the pole for Sunday’s Pure Michigan 400 NASCAR race. Did that improve his chances to win?

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According to oddsmakers, Biffle now has 5/1 odds to win Sunday’s race. Matt Kenseth is the favorite to win with 4/1 odds while Denny Hamlin has 7/1 odds and Jimmie Johnson has 8/1 odds.

Kenseth qualified second for Sunday’s race. He is currently fifth in the point standings with two victories and seven top 5’s. At this track, Kenseth has two wins and 11 top 5’s. His average finish is 9.5 while his driver rating is 103.5, which ranks fourth in the series.

Biffle is 13th in the point standings. He is winless on the year and has just one top 5. At MIS, Biffle has two victories and seven top 5’s. His average finish at the track is 12.4 while his driver rating is 106.1, which is second best in the series.

Hamlin will start fourth on Sunday. He sits 12th in the point standings and has one win with four top 5’s on the year. Hamlin has two wins at Michigan International Speedway and an average finish of 10.0 at the track. His driver rating there is 99.1, which is fifth best in the series.

Johnson is third in the point standings, six points out of the lead. He has one win and 8 top 5’s on the year. He has never won at Michigan International Speedway, but has two top 5’s there. His average finish at the track is 15.8 while his driver rating is 105.3, which ranks third amongst current drivers. Johnson will start 19th.

The Pure Michigan 400 will take place Sunday, Aug. 21 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 – 2011 Pure Michigan 400 – Michigan International Speedway – Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011

Matt Kenseth 4/1

Greg Biffle 5/1

Denny Hamlin 7/1

Jimmie Johnson 8/1

Jeff Gordon 9/1

Carl Edwards 9/1

Kyle Busch 10/1

Kurt Busch 10/1

Dale Earnhardt Jr 10/1

Tony Stewart 12/1

Kevin Harvick 18/1

Brad Keselowski 18/1

Ryan Newman 20/1

Kasey Kahne 25/1

David Ragan 30/1

Mark Martin 30/1

Martin Truex Jr 50/1

David Reutimann 50/1

Brian Vickers 50/1

Jamie McMurray 50/1

Joey Logano 50/1

Juan Pablo Montoya 60/1

Clint Bowyer 60/1

Paul Menard 60/1

Jeff Burton 75/1

AJ Allmendinger 100/1

Marcos Ambrose 100/1

Regan Smith 200/1

Trevor Bayne 300/1

Field (Any Other Driver) 300/1

Qualifying Results

1 Greg Biffle (16)

2 Matt Kenseth (17)

3 Ryan Newman (39)

4 Denny Hamlin (11)

5 Mark Martin (5)

6 Brad Keselowski (2)

7 David Ragan (6)

8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. (88)

9 Jeff Gordon (24)

10 Jamie McMurray (1)

11 Paul Menard (27)

12 David Reutimann (00)

13 Kurt Busch (22)

14 Kasey Kahne (4)

15 Martin Truex Jr. (56)

16 Marcos Ambrose (9)

17 Kyle Busch (18)

18 Tony Stewart (14)

19 Jimmie Johnson (48)

20 Trevor Bayne (21)

21 Casey Mears (13)

22 Carl Edwards (99)

23 Joey Logano (20)

24 Kevin Harvick (29)

25 Juan Pablo Montoya (42)

26 Brian Vickers (83)

27 Travis Kvapil (38)

28 Bobby Labonte (47)

29 A J Allmendinger (43)

30 Regan Smith (78)

31 J.J. Yeley (55)

32 Jeff Burton (31)

33 Landon Cassill (51)

34 Dave Blaney (36)

35 Clint Bowyer (33)

36 David Stremme (30)

37 Joe Nemechek (87)

38 Andy Lally (71)

39 David Gilliland (34)

40 Todd Bodine (66)

41 Tony Raines (37)

42 Ken Schrader (32)

43 Mike Skinner (60)

44 Johnny Sauter (7) DNQ

45 Erik Darnell (46) DNQ

46 T.J. Bell (150) DNQ

2011 Pure Michigan 400 Information

Race Date: Sunday, Aug. 21

Location: Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, MI

Pre-Race: Noon ET

Green Flag: Approx. 1:16PM ET

TV Coverage: ESPN

Radio Coverage: MRN

Track Type: Oval (200 laps)

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