Carl Edwards Takes The Pole

2010 NASCAR Odds Air Guard 400 Carl Edwards Wins the pole

Seeking his first win of the 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup Season, Carl Edwards set himself up well by winning the pole for Saturday night’s Air Guard 400.

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Edwards now has 10/1 odds to win, but Denny Hamlin is the favorite to win this race with 3/1 odds to win according to oddsmakers at the online sports book Other short odds to win are Jimmie Johnson (6/1), Kyle Busch (8/1), and Clint Bowyer (8/1).

Busch opened as the favorite to win but he has not won this event but he does have three wins in 2010 and two wins on this track. Busch has an average finish of 5.5 here while his driver rating is 114.1. He is currently third in the point standings, 260 behind leader Kevin Harvick. Busch qualified in 32nd place for the race.

Hamlin is the defending champion of this race. He has five wins in 2010 and is 10th in the standings. Hamlin has just the one win on his track and his average finish is 8.8 while his driver rating is best in the series at 117.4. Hamlin will start 14th on Saturday.

Johnson won this event two times in his career. He has five wins on the year and is seventh in the current standings. Johnson has three wins in his career at this track and his averge finish is 17.8 while his driver rating is 87.0. Johnson will start 11th on Saturday night.

Bowyer is in the 12th and final spot in the Chase for the Championship, leading 13th-place driver, Ryan Newman by 117 points with one race to go. Bowyer has not won this year and has 13 top 10’s. Bowyer has one win in his career at Richmond with an average finish of 10.2 and a driver rating of 93.7. Bowyer will start fourth on Saturday night.

The Air Guard 400 will take place Saturday, Sept. 11 from Richmond International Raceway at 7:43PM ET. For complete odds and track information on this year’s event, see below.

Odds to win the Air Guard 400 – 2010 Air Guard 400 – Richmond International Raceway – September 11, 2010

Denny Hamlin 3/1

Jimmie Johnson 6/1

Kyle Busch 8/1

Clint Bowyer 8/1

Tony Stewart 10/1

Kevin Harvick 10/1

Carl Edwards 10/1

Juan Pablo Montoya 12/1

Jeff Gordon 12/1

Kurt Busch 20/1

Jeff Burton 20/1

David Reutimann 20/1

Dale Earnhardt Jr 20/1

Kasey Kahne 30/1

Joey Logano 30/1

Matt Kenseth 30/1

Greg Biffle 35/1

Ryan Newman 40/1

AJ Allmendinger 40/1

Mark Martin 50/1

Jamie McMurray 50/1

Martin Truex Jr 60/1

Brad Keselowski 75/1

Paul Menard 100/1

Marcos Ambrose 100/1

David Ragan 200/1

Sam Hornish Jr 300/1

Elliott Sadler 500/1

Scott Speed 500/1

Regan Smith 500/1

Bobby Labonte 1000/1

Travis Kvapil 1000/1

Field (Any Other Driver) 300/1

Qualifying Results

1 Carl Edwards (99)

2 Juan Pablo Montoya (42)

3 A J Allmendinger (43)

4 Clint Bowyer (33)

5 David Reutimann (00)

6 Joey Logano (20)

7 Paul Menard (98)

8 Brad Keselowski (12)

9 Dale Earnhardt Jr. (88)

10 Kasey Kahne (9)

11 Jimmie Johnson (48)

12 Matt Kenseth (17)

13 Marcos Ambrose (47)

14 Denny Hamlin (11)

15 Tony Stewart (14)

16 Jeff Green (26)

17 Regan Smith (78)

18 Casey Mears (13)

19 Mark Martin (5)

20 Kevin Harvick (29)

21 Kurt Busch (2)

22 Jeff Gordon (24)

23 Ryan Newman (39)

24 Greg Biffle (16)

25 Jeff Burton (31)

26 David Ragan (6)

27 Dave Blaney (36)

28 Landon Cassill (71)

29 Martin Truex Jr. (56)

30 Joe Nemechek (87)

31 Scott Speed (82)

32 Kyle Busch (18)

33 Sam Hornish Jr. (77)

34 Jamie McMurray (1)

35 Jason Leffler (132)

36 Elliott Sadler (19)

37 Mike Bliss (55)

38 Travis Kvapil (38)

39 David Gilliland (37)

40 Tony Raines (34)

41 Kevin Conway (7)

42 Mattias Ekstrom (83)

43 Bobby Labonte (09)

44 Terry Labonte (110) DNQ

45 Michael McDowell (46) DNQ

46 Todd Bodine (164) DNQ

47 Scott Riggs (66) DNQ

48 Brian Keselowski (192) DNQ

2010 Air Guard 400 Information

Race Date: Saturday, Sept. 11

Location: Richmond International Raceway, Richmond, Va.

Pre-Race: 6:30PM ET

Green Flag: Approx. 7:43PM ET

TV Coverage: ABC

Radio Coverage: MRN

Track Type: Oval (400 laps)

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