McMurray to start up front

2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Odds Pepsi MAX 400

Jamie McMurray was fastest in qualifying on Friday for the 2010 Pepsi MAX 400, and he will lead the pack in Sunday’s race.

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Jimmie Johnson qualified eighth on Friday and is the favorite to win the race with 2/1 odds to win according to oddsmakers at the online sports book Sportsbook.com. Other short odds to win are Greg Biffle (6/1) and Matt Kenseth (8/1).

Johnson leads Denny Hamlin by 35 points in the standings. He has six wins on the year, tied for the most of any driver. At Auto Club Speedway, Johnson has five wins with an average finish of 5.5 and a driver rating of 124.0, best of any active driver.

Biffle sits eighth in the standings with two wins on the year. He has never won in this track and has an average driver rating of 86.7 with an average finish of 16.7. Biffle will start seventh in Sunday’s race.

Kenseth qualified third on Friday. He is 11th in the point standings with five top 5’s on the year. At this track, Kenseth has three wins in his career and his average finish is 9.1 and his driver rating is 108.3, which is second only to Johnson in the series.

The Pepsi MAX 400 will take place Sunday, Oct. 10 from Auto Club Speedway at 3:16PM ET. For complete odds and track information on this year’s event, see below.

Odds to win the Pepsi MAX 400 – 2010 Pepsi MAX 400 – Auto Club Speedway – Oct. 10, 2010

Jimmie Johnson 2/1

Greg Biffle 6/1

Matt Kenseth 8/1

Kyle Busch 12/1

Carl Edwards 12/1

Jamie McMurray 12/1

Jeff Gordon 12/1

Kevin Harvick 18/1

Juan Pablo Montoya 18/1

Denny Hamlin 20/1

Tony Stewart 20/1

Kasey Kahne 20/1

Jeff Burton 25/1

Martin Truex Jr 30/1

Clint Bowyer 30/1

Mark Martin 30/1

Kurt Busch 30/1

Dale Earnhardt Jr 40/1

Joey Logano 40/1

Ryan Newman 50/1

David Reutimann 60/1

Elliott Sadler 100/1

David Ragan 100/1

AJ Allmendinger 100/1

Paul Menard 200/1

Reed Sorenson 300/1

Brad Keselowski 300/1

Sam Hornish Jr 500/1

Marcos Ambrose 500/1

Scott Speed 1000/1

Regan Smith 1000/1

Travis Kvapil 5000/1

Bobby Labonte 5000/1

Field (Any Other Driver) 500/1

Qualifying Results

1 Jamie McMurray (1)

2 Elliott Sadler (19)

3 Matt Kenseth (17)

4 Juan Pablo Montoya (42)

5 Kasey Kahne (9)

6 Martin Truex Jr. (56)

7 Greg Biffle (16)

8 Jimmie Johnson (48)

9 Dale Earnhardt Jr. (88)

10 Joey Logano (20)

11 Mark Martin (5)

12 Casey Mears (13)

13 Clint Bowyer (33)

14 Ryan Newman (39)

15 Jeff Burton (31)

16 Kyle Busch (18)

17 Jeff Gordon (24)

18 David Ragan (6)

19 Regan Smith (78)

20 Carl Edwards (99)

21 Kevin Harvick (29)

22 Tony Stewart (14)

23 David Reutimann (00)

24 Paul Menard (98)

25 Brad Keselowski (12)

26 Marcos Ambrose (47)

27 Reed Sorenson (83)

28 Michael McDowell (46)

29 Scott Speed (82)

30 A J Allmendinger (43)

31 J.J. Yeley (36)

32 David Gilliland (38)

33 Jason Leffler (66)

34 Denny Hamlin (11)

35 Joe Nemechek (87)

36 Landon Cassill (164)

37 Sam Hornish Jr. (77)

38 Kurt Busch (2)

39 Dave Blaney (37)

40 Travis Kvapil (34)

41 Kevin Conway (7)

42 Andy Lally (71)

43 Bobby Labonte (09)

44 Mike Bliss (55) DNQ

45 Patrick Carpentier (26) DNQ

2010 Pepsi MAX 400 Information

Race Date: Sunday, Oct. 10

Location: Auto Club Speedway, Fontana, Calif.

Pre-Race: 2PM ET

Green Flag: Approx. 3:16PM ET

TV Coverage: ESPN

Radio Coverage: MRN

Track Type: Oval (200 laps)

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