Vickers wins Talladega pole

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TALLADEGA, AL (TheSpread) – Brian Vickers was the surprise pole winner for Sunday’s GEICO 500. Here is an updated look at the odds to win Sunday’s race at Talladega.

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According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Dale Earnhardt Jr. is still the favorite to win, as he has 7/1 odds. Jimmie Johnson has the next shortest odds with 9/1 while six other drivers have 12/1 odds.

Earnhardt Jr. is likely in a must-win scenario. He is 11th in the standings right now, 57 points out of first. He is 26 points out of the eighth position needed to advance to the next stage. A win will automatically move him into the next stage. Dale Jr. has won five times at Talladega with an average finish of 15.0 and a driver rating of 90.3, which ranks third amongst current drivers. He qualified 28th for the race.

Johnson is in the same position as Earnhardt Jr., as he is tied for 11th in the standings with him. Johnson is one of the drivers with 12/1 odds. He has two wins at this track with an average finish of 17.2. His driver rating at this track is 85.9, which ranks just seventh in the series. Johnson will start second on Sunday.

Of the Chase drivers, Matt Kenseth has the top driver rating at this track, which is 90.9. He has one win there and an average finish of 18.3 at the track. Kenseth is currently in ninth in the points standings, one point from eighth and 32 points out of first. Kenseth also has 12/1 odds to win this race. He will start 13th on Sunday.

Bet on NASCAR Odds

The GEICO 500 will take place Sunday, October 19 at 2:20PM ET from Talladega Superspeedway. For complete odds and track information on this year’s race, see below.

Odds to win the GEICO 500 – 2014 GEICO 500 – Talladega Superspeedway – Sunday, October 19

Dale Earnhardt Jr 7/1

Jimmie Johnson 9/1

Brad Keselowski 12/1

Denny Hamlin 12/1

Jeff Gordon 12/1

Joey Logano 12/1

Kevin Harvick 12/1

Matt Kenseth 12/1

Jamie McMurray 16/1

Kyle Busch 18/1

Kyle Larson 18/1

Brian Vickers 20/1

Clint Bowyer 25/1

Kasey Kahne 25/1

Kurt Busch 25/1

Tony Stewart 25/1

Austin Dillon 30/1

Carl Edwards 30/1

Greg Biffle 30/1

Paul Menard 30/1

Aric Almirola 40/1

Martin Truex Jr 40/1

Ryan Blaney 40/1

Ryan Newman 40/1

AJ Allmendinger 50/1

Danica Patrick 50/1

Michael Waltrip 60/1

Trevor Bayne 60/1

David Ragan 75/1

Marcos Ambrose 75/1

Casey Mears 90/1

Field (Any Other Driver) 25/1

Qualifying Results

1. (55) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 196.129.

2. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 195.732.

3. (47) AJ Allmendinger, Chevrolet, 195.496.

4. (12) Ryan Blaney, Ford, 194.015.

5. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 194.007.

6. (95) Michael McDowell, Ford, 193.693.

7. (33) Travis Kvapil, Chevrolet, 193.603.

8. (5) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 193.498.

9. (32) Terry Labonte, Ford, 193.431.

10. (7) Michael Annett, Chevrolet, 193.162.

11. (31) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 191.302.

12. (78) Martin Truex Jr., Chevrolet, 190.981.

13. (20) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 193.415.

14. (23) Alex Bowman, Toyota, 193.376.

15. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 193.291.

16. (21) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 192.401.

17. (43) Aric Almirola, Ford, 192.278.

18. (41) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 192.096.

19. (13) Casey Mears, Chevrolet, 191.908.

20. (27) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 191.773.

21. (38) David Gilliland, Ford, 190.985.

22. (26) Cole Whitt, Toyota, 190.97.

23. (49) Mike Wallace, Toyota, 184.729.

24. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 191.577.

25. (34) David Ragan, Ford, 191.42.

26. (9) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 191.214.

27. (10) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 191.149.

28. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 191.134.

29. (40) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, 191.130.

30. (3) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 191.027.

31. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 190.818.

32. (83) J.J. Yeley, Toyota, 190.689.

33. (15) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 190.681.

34. (66) Michael Waltrip, Toyota, 190.586.

35. (98) Josh Wise, Ford, 190.507.

36. (36) Reed Sorenson, Chevrolet, 189.305.

37. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, Owner Points.

38. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, Owner Points.

39. (4) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, Owner Points.

40. (22) Joey Logano, Ford, Owner Points.

41. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, Owner Points.

42. (42) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, Owner Points.

43. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, Owner Points.

Failed to Qualify

44. (17) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 176.947.

45. (51) Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, 176.79.

46. (29) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 189.305.

2014 GEICO 500 Information

Race Date: Sunday, October 19

Location: Talladega Superspeedway; Talladega, AL

Pre-Race: 1:30PM ET

Green Flag: 2:20PM ET

TV Coverage: ESPN

Track Type: Super Speedway (188 laps)

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