Gordon wins the pole

2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Qualifying Odds Jeff Gordon

Jeff Gordon got a step closer to getting his first win of the 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup Season as he won Thursday’s qualifying for the Bank of America 500 and will start up front on Saturday.

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Jimmie Johnson is still the favorite to win the race and has 5/2 odds to win according to oddsmakers at the online sports book Sportsbook.com. Other short odds to win are Gordon (5/1), Kyle Busch (5/1), and Carl Edwards (11/2).

Johnson is still the current points leader by 36 over Denny Hamlin. Johnson has six wins and 13 top-5 finishes this year. Johnson has six wins in Charlotte with an average finish of 10.2 and a driver rating of 115.3, which is the best rating of any driver in the series. He wills tart 10th on Saturday night.

Gordon is fourth in the current standings despite not having won a race this year. He has 11 top 5’s on the season. At Charlotte, Gordon has five wins and 16 top 5’s. His average finish is 15.4 and his driver rating is 89.1.

Kyle Busch qualified sixth for this race. He is ninth in the current standings with three wins and eight top 5’s this season. Busch has never won on this track with an average finish of 17.8 and a driver rating of 104.9.

Carl Edwards is seventh in the standings without a win and seven top 5’s this year. Edwards has never won in Charlotte with an average finish of 13.2 on the track and a driver rating of 84.0. Edwards will start second on Saturday night.

The Bank of America 500 will take place Saturday, Oct. 16 from Charlotte Motor Speedway at 7:46PM ET. For complete odds and track information on this year’s event, see below.

Odds to win the Bank of America 500 – 2010 Bank of America 500 – Charlotte Motor Speedway – Oct. 16, 2010

Jimmie Johnson 5/2

Jeff Gordon 5/1

Kyle Busch 5/1

Carl Edwards 11/2

Kurt Busch 10/1

Tony Stewart 12/1

Denny Hamlin 14/1

Kevin Harvick 14/1

Greg Biffle 14/1

Matt Kenseth 18/1

Kasey Kahne 20/1

Jamie McMurray 20/1

Jeff Burton 20/1

Mark Martin 25/1

Juan Montoya 25/1

Clint Bowyer 25/1

Joey Logano 30/1

Ryan Newman 30/1

David Reutimann 30/1

Martin Truex Jr 40/1

Field 15/1

Qualifying Results

1 Jeff Gordon (24)

2 Carl Edwards (99)

3 A J Allmendinger (43)

4 Mark Martin (5)

5 Paul Menard (98)

6 Kyle Busch (18)

7 Reed Sorenson (83)

8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. (88)

9 Elliott Sadler (19)

10 Jimmie Johnson (48)

11 Ryan Newman (39)

12 Joey Logano (20)

13 Martin Truex Jr. (56)

14 Marcos Ambrose (47)

15 Kurt Busch (2)

16 David Reutimann (00)

17 Matt Kenseth (17)

18 Jeff Burton (31)

19 Sam Hornish Jr. (77)

20 Clint Bowyer (33)

21 Scott Speed (82)

22 Greg Biffle (16)

23 Denny Hamlin (11)

24 Kevin Harvick (29)

25 Kasey Kahne (9)

26 David Ragan (6)

27 Jamie McMurray (1)

28 Landon Cassill (09)

29 Tony Stewart (14)

30 Bobby Labonte (110)

31 Brad Keselowski (12)

32 Regan Smith (78)

33 Michael McDowell (46)

34 Juan Pablo Montoya (42)

35 Patrick Carpentier (26)

36 David Gilliland (38)

37 Bill Elliott (21)

38 Andy Lally (71)

39 Robby Gordon (7)

40 J.J. Yeley (36)

41 Dave Blaney (37)

42 Travis Kvapil (34)

43 Jeff Green (164)

44 Joe Nemechek (87) DNQ

45 Casey Mears (13) DNQ

46 Mike Bliss (55) DNQ

47 Jason Leffler (66) DNQ

48 Kevin Conway (207) DNQ

49 Johnny Sauter (123) DNQ

2010 Bank of America 500 Information

Race Date: Saturday, Oct. 16

Location: Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, N.C.

Pre-Race: 6:30PM ET

Green Flag: Approx. 7:46PM ET

TV Coverage: ABC

Radio Coverage: PRN

Track Type: Oval (334 laps)

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