Stewart takes the pole

2011 nascar sprint cup qualifying results bank of america 500

CONCORD, NC (TheSpread) – Tony Stewart was the fastest in qualifying for the Bank of America 500 and he will start up front for Saturday’s race.

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

Johnson has two wins this year and is third in the point standings, four points out of first. His average finish on the year is 10.2 while his driver rating is 101.7. Johnson has six wins at Charlotte and an average finish of 10.8 in 20 races. His driver rating at the track is 112.8, which is tops for any driver in the series. Johnson qualified ninth for Saturday’s race.

Stewart has two wins on the year and five top 5’s. He is seventh in the point standings and has an average finish of 13.8 while his driver rating on the season is 90.7. At Charlotte Motor Speedway, Stewart has one win and six top 5’s in 25 races. His average finish is 13.8 while his driver rating is 82.2.

Edwards is leading the Sprint Cup standings by 1 point over Kevin Harvick. He has one win and 15 top 5’s on the year. His average finish this season is 10.2 and his driver rating is 99.8. He has never won at Charlotte but has four top 5’s and an average finish of 13.3 in 13 races. His driver rating at the track is 86.1. Edwards will start 3rd on Saturday.

Kenseth qualified second for the race. He is currently fifth in the point standings as he has two wins and nine top 5’s on the year. His average finish this season is 11.5 while his driver rating is 96.9. At Charlotte, Kenseth has one win and six top 5’s in 24 races. His average finish at the track is 14.9 while his driver rating is 92.1.

The Bank of America 500 will take place Saturday, Oct. 15 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 – 2011 Bank of America 500 – Charlotte Motor Speedway – Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011

Jimmie Johnson 5/1

Tony Stewart 6/1

Carl Edwards 7/1

Matt Kenseth 7/1

Kyle Busch 10/1

Jeff Gordon 10/1

Kasey Kahne 12/1

Greg Biffle 12/1

Kevin Harvick 12/1

Ryan Newman 20/1

Kurt Busch 20/1

Denny Hamlin 20/1

Brad Keselowski 25/1

Dale Earnhardt Jr 30/1

AJ Allmendinger 35/1

David Ragan 40/1

Clint Bowyer 40/1

Mark Martin 40/1

Paul Menard 50/1

David Reutimann 50/1

Martin Truex Jr 60/1

Brian Vickers 60/1

Joey Logano 60/1

Jeff Burton 75/1

Jamie McMurray 100/1

Juan Pablo Montoya 100/1

Marcos Ambrose 100/1

Regan Smith 100/1

Trevor Bayne 100/1

Field (Any Other Driver) 100/1

Qualifying Results

1 Tony Stewart (14)

2 Matt Kenseth (17)

3 Carl Edwards (99)

4 A J Allmendinger (43)

5 Greg Biffle (16)

6 Ryan Newman (39)

7 Paul Menard (27)

8 Kasey Kahne (4)

9 Jimmie Johnson (48)

10 Trevor Bayne (21)

11 David Ragan (6)

12 Marcos Ambrose (9)

13 Mark Martin (5)

14 Kevin Harvick (29)

15 Dale Earnhardt Jr. (88)

16 Joey Logano (20)

17 Denny Hamlin (11)

18 Martin Truex Jr. (56)

19 Clint Bowyer (33)

20 Kurt Busch (22)

21 Regan Smith (78)

22 Bobby Labonte (47)

23 Jeff Gordon (24)

24 Casey Mears (13)

25 Kyle Busch (18)

26 Brad Keselowski (2)

27 Jamie McMurray (1)

28 Jeff Burton (31)

29 David Reutimann (00)

30 Landon Cassill (51)

31 Brian Vickers (83)

32 Juan Pablo Montoya (42)

33 David Gilliland (34)

34 Travis Kvapil (55)

35 Dave Blaney (36)

36 David Stremme (30)

37 Michael McDowell (66)

38 J.J. Yeley (38)

39 Joe Nemechek (87)

40 Andy Lally (277)

41 Hermie Sadler (71)

42 Mike Bliss (32)

43 Robby Gordon (7)

44 Geoffrey Bodine (135) DNQ

45 Scott Speed (46) DNQ

46 Josh Wise (37) DNQ

2011 Bank of America 500 Information

Race Date: Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011

Location: Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, NC

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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