Newman takes the pole

2011 nascar sprint cup series odds ryan newman irwin tools night race

BRISTOL, TN (TheSpread) – Ryan Newman was the fastest in qualifying for the Irwin Tools Night Race and he will start up front on Saturday.

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According to oddsmakers, Kyle Busch is still the favorite to win the race with odds of 4/1. Other short odds to win are Carl Edwards (5/1), Jimmie Johnson (6/1), and Matt Kenseth (7/1).

Kyle Busch will start 23rd on Saturday night. He is the current points leader. He is up 10 points on Johnson. He has four wins and 13 top 5’s on the year, most of any driver. Kyle Busch had five wins at this track and an average finish of 8.7 at Bristol. His driver rating there is 108.1, which is best of any driver in the series.

Edwards is now fourth in the point standings. He has just one win and 10 top 10’s on the year. Edwards has two wins at this track and an average finish of 12.5. His driver rating at Bristol is 91.7, which is eighth in the series. He will start second on Saturday.

Johnson has one win and nine top 5’s on the year. Johnson holds one win at Bristol and has an average finish of 15.4 at the track. His driver rating there is 91.1, which is ninth best in the series. Johnson qualified 13th for Saturday’s race.

Kenseth qualified third on Friday. He is currently fifth in the point standings with two wins and seven top 5’s. Kenseth has two wins at this track with nine top 5’s. His average finish is 12.2 while his driver rating at this track is 97.5, which is fourth in the series.

The Irwin Tools Night Race will take place Saturday, Aug. 27 from Bristol Motor Speedway at 7:43PM ET. For complete odds and track information on this year’s event, see below.

Odds to win the Irwin Tools Night Race – 2011 Irwin Tools Night Race – Bristol Motor Speedway – Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011

Kyle Busch 4/1

Carl Edwards 5/1

Jimmie Johnson 6/1

Matt Kenseth 7/1

Jeff Gordon 10/1

Kurt Busch 12/1

Ryan Newman 15/1

Denny Hamlin 15/1

Kevin Harvick 18/1

Mark Martin 18/1

Brad Keselowski 20/1

Dale Earnhardt Jr 25/1

Greg Biffle 25/1

Jamie McMurray 30/1

Jeff Burton 30/1

Tony Stewart 30/1

Clint Bowyer 35/1

Joey Logano 40/1

Kasey Kahne 40/1

Paul Menard 50/1

David Reutimann 60/1

David Ragan 75/1

Juan Pablo Montoya 75/1

Martin Truex Jr 75/1

AJ Allmendinger 100/1

Marcos Ambrose 100/1

Regan Smith 100/1

Brian Vickers 100/1

Bobby Labonte 500/1

Field (Any Other Driver) 300/1

Qualifying Results

1 Ryan Newman (39)

2 Carl Edwards (99)

3 Matt Kenseth (17)

4 Jeff Gordon (24)

5 Mark Martin (5)

6 Jamie McMurray (1)

7 Paul Menard (27)

8 Brad Keselowski (2)

9 Joey Logano (20)

10 Kurt Busch (22)

11 Marcos Ambrose (9)

12 Regan Smith (78)

13 Jimmie Johnson (48)

14 Greg Biffle (16)

15 Kevin Harvick (29)

16 Clint Bowyer (33)

17 David Gilliland (34)

18 A J Allmendinger (43)

19 Juan Pablo Montoya (42)

20 Denny Hamlin (11)

21 Jeff Burton (31)

22 Dale Earnhardt Jr. (88)

23 Kyle Busch (18)

24 David Ragan (6)

25 Kasey Kahne (4)

26 Brian Vickers (83)

27 Martin Truex Jr. (56)

28 Joe Nemechek (87)

29 Casey Mears (13)

30 Bobby Labonte (47)

31 David Stremme (30)

32 Michael McDowell (66)

33 Travis Kvapil (38)

34 David Reutimann (00)

35 Dave Blaney (36)

36 Scott Speed (46)

37 David Starr (195)

38 Andy Lally (71)

39 Robby Gordon (7)

40 Mike Bliss (51)

41 Terry Labonte (32)

42 Tony Stewart (14)

43 Mike Skinner (60)

44 T.J. Bell (150) DNQ

45 J.J. Yeley (55) DNQ

46 Jeff Green (37) DNQ

2011 Irwin Tools Night Race Information

Race Date: Saturday, Aug. 27

Location: Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, Tenn.

Pre-Race: 6:30PM ET

Green Flag: Approx. 7:43PM ET

TV Coverage: ABC

Radio Coverage: PRN

Track Type: Oval (500 laps)

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