Hamlin wins Martinsville pole

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RIDGEWAY, VA (TheSpread) – Denny Hamlin was fastest in qualifying on Friday and will now lead the way for the Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 on Sunday.

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According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Jimmie Johnson is still the favorite to win the race, as he has 3/2 odds. Other short odds to win are Kyle Busch (6/1) and Hamlin (7/1).

Johnson is the points leader by four over Matt Kenseth. He has five wins and 13 top 5s this season. Johnson has eight wins at this track with an average finish of 5.3 and a driver rating of 123.8 at Martinsville. Johnson will start second on Sunday.

Busch is tied for third in the standings, 26 points out of first. Busch has four wins and 16 top 5s this year. Busch is winless at this track with eight top 5s. His average finish at the track is 16.1, while his driver rating is 96.6, which ranks sixth in the series. Busch qualified third on Sunday.

Hamlin didn’t make the Chase, as he sits 24th in the point standings. He is winless on the year with three top 5s. Hamlin comes into this race having a driver rating of 111.6 at Martinsville, which ranks third in the series.

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The Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 will take place Sunday, October 27 at 1:43PM ET from Martinsville Speedway. For complete odds and track information on this year’s race, see below.

Odds to win the Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 – 2013 Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 – Martinsville Speedway – Sunday, October 27

Jimmie Johnson 3/2

Kyle Busch 6/1

Denny Hamlin 7/1

Jeff Gordon 8/1

Matt Kenseth 8/1

Clint Bowyer 12/1

Kevin Harvick 12/1

Brad Keselowski 18/1

Kasey Kahne 18/1

Dale Earnhardt Jr 20/1

Joey Logano 25/1

Martin Truex Jr 30/1

Jamie McMurray 35/1

Carl Edwards 35/1

Kurt Busch 35/1

Ryan Newman 50/1

Juan Montoya 75/1

Greg Biffle 75/1

Ricky Stenhouse 100/1

Mark Martin 100/1

Jeff Burton100/1

Danica Patrick 100/1

Kyle Larson 100/1

Marcos Ambrose 100/1

Paul Menard 100/1

Elliott Sadler 100/1

Aric Almirola 100/1

Field (Any Other Driver) 100/1

Qualifying Results

1. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 99.595.

2. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 99.344.

3. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 99.344.

4. (20) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 99.183.

5. (15) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 99.162.

6. (22) Joey Logano, Ford, 99.084.

7. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 99.007.

8. (34) David Ragan, Ford, 98.815.

9. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 98.79.

10. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 98.774.

11. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 98.748.

12. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 98.712.

13. (42) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 98.702.

14. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 98.656.

15. (56) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 98.553.

16. (9) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 98.553.

17. (39) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 98.527.

18. (41) Aric Almirola, Ford, 98.41.

19. (78) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 98.4.

20. (17) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 98.394.

21. (14) Mark Martin, Chevrolet, 98.379.

22. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 98.328.

23. (27) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 98.129.

24. (40) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, 98.053.

25. (5) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 98.048.

26. (51) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 97.972.

27. (38) David Gilliland, Ford, 97.855.

28. (13) Casey Mears, Ford, 97.83.

29. (7) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet, 97.78.

30. (30) Cole Whitt, Toyota, 97.78.

31. (35) Josh Wise, Ford, 97.674.

32. (93) Travis Kvapil, Toyota, 97.618.

33. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 97.568.

34. (47) Bobby Labonte, Toyota, 97.498.

35. (55) Elliott Sadler, Toyota, 97.473.

36. (98) Michael McDowell, Ford, 97.448.

37. (36) J.J. Yeley, Chevrolet, Owner Points.

38. (32) Ken Schrader, Ford, Owner Points.

39. (33) Tony Raines, Chevrolet, Owner Points.

40. (87) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, Owner Points.

41. (10) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, Owner Points.

42. (95) Reed Sorenson, Ford, Owner Points

43. (83) David Reutimann, Toyota, Owner Points.

2013 Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 Information

Race Date: Sunday, October 27

Location: Martinsville Speedway, Ridgeway, VA

Pre-Race: 12:30PM ET

Green Flag: 1:43PM ET

TV Coverage: ESPN

Track Type: Speedway (500 laps)

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