Kenseth earns AAA 400 pole
Weather cancelled Friday qualifying for the AAA 400, so Matt Kenseth earned the pole by being the current points leader.
According to the latest oddsmakers, Kenseth now has 6/1 odds to win this race. Jimmie Johnson is still favored to win, as he has 4/1 odds to win. Other short odds to win are Kevin Harvick (5/1) and Kyle Busch (7/1). The AAA 400 takes place on Sunday at 2:45PM ET from Dover International Speedway.
Johnson is currently fifth in the standings, 16 points out of first. He has four wins and 11 top 5s on the year. Johnson has been dominant at Dover. He has 10 wins at the track with an average finish of 5.8 and a driver rating of 122.3, which is by far the best in the field. Johnson will start fifth on Sunday.
Harvick is 15th in the standings, 65 points out of first and 23 points out of 12th, where he needs to get to advance to the next stage of the Chase. He has two wins and 18 top 5s on the year. Harvick has never won at Dover in his career. His average finish if 14.0 and his driver rating is 88.5, which ranks 12th in the field. Harvick starts from the 15th position.
Kenseth is the points leader right now by 6. He has a series-best five wins to go along with 12 top 5s. He has two wins at Dover in his career to go with an average finish of 12.6 at the track. His driver rating at Dover is 107.5, which ranks second in the field.
Busch is 13th in the standings, 43 points out of first and 1 point out of 12th. Busch has four wins and six top 5s this year. At Dover, Busch has two wins and an average finish of 15.1 at the track. His driver rating there is 105.0, which ranks third in the series. Busch was start in 13th position.