Newman takes the pole

The field is set for Sunday’s 2009 TUMS Fast Relief 500 from Martinsville Speedway, as Ryan Newman won the pole during Friday’s qualifying.

Newman will start out front with Jeff Gordon, but Jimmie Johnson is still favored to win this week’s event.
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Johnson is a 5/2 favorite to win the race according to oddsmakers at the online sports book Other short odds to win are Jeff Gordon (7/2), Mark Martin (7/1), and Denny Hamlin (10/1).
Johnson qualified 15th for Sunday’s race, but he has won six times at Martinsville, including four of his last five races there. Johnson is coming off back-to-back wins in the series and he currently leads the points standings by 90 points over Martin.

Gordon qualified second for Sunday’s race and he sits 135 points behind Johnson, in third place in the standings. Gordon has seven all-time wins at Martinsville and has finished in the top five in his last 10 races at this track. Gordon is also work on three-straight top five races in the Sprint Cup series.

Martin qualified fourth for Sunday’s race and is a two-time winner at Martinsville. Martin’s last win didn’t come until 2000, but in his career, he has 22 top-10 finishes.
Hamlin is the defending champion of this race and has finished in the top eight in seven of his eight races at Martinsville. Hamlin will start 17th on Sunday and he currently sits 11th in the standings, 372 points behind Johnson. Hamlin has finished outside the top 20 in three of his last four races.
The TUMS Fast Relief 500 will take place Sunday, Oct. 25 from Martinsville Speedway at 1PM ET. For complete odds and track information on this year’s event, see below.
Odds to win the TUMS Fast Relief 500 – 2009 TUMS Fast Relief 500 – Martinsville Speedway – Oct. 25, 2009
Jimmie Johnson 5/2    

Jeff Gordon 7/2    

Mark Martin 7/1    

Denny Hamlin 10/1    

Ryan Newman 12/1    

Tony Stewart 12/1    

Juan Pablo Montoya 15/1    

Dale Earnhardt Jr 15/1    

Kevin Harvick 18/1    

Kyle Busch 20/1    

Clint Bowyer 20/1    

Martin Truex Jr 25/1    

David Reutimann 25/1    

Kasey Kahne 30/1    

Carl Edwards 30/1    

Greg Biffle 30/1    

Kurt Busch 30/1    

Joey Logano 30/1    

Jeff Burton 40/1    

Jamie McMurray 50/1    

Casey Mears 50/1    

David Ragan 50/1    

Matt Kenseth 75/1    

Reed Sorenson 75/1    

Brian Vickers 75/1    

Marcos Ambrose 100/1        

Bobby Labonte 200/1    

Michael Waltrip 500/1    

Elliott Sadler 500/1    

AJ Allmendinger 500/1    

David Stremme 500/1    

Paul Menard 500/1    

Sam Hornish Jr 500/1

Field (Any Other Driver) 200/1
2009 TUMS Fast Relief 500 Information
Race Date:
Sunday, Oct. 25
Location: Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville, VA
Pre-Race: 1PM ET
Green Flag: Approx. 1:43PM ET
TV Coverage: ABC
Radio Coverage: MRN
Track Type: Oval (500 laps)
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Posted: 10/23/09 11:03PM ET

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