Johnson wins Texas pole

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FORTH WORTH, TX (TheSpread) – Jimmie Johnson continues to improve his chances in the Sprint Cup Series as he was able to win Friday’s pole for the AAA Texas 500, which takes place on Sunday.

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According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Johnson is now the clear favorite to win, as he has 4/1 odds to win. Other short odds are Brad Keselowski (5/1), Denny Hamlin (6/1) and Greg Biffle (6/1).

Jimmie Johnson is the current points leader, as he is 2 points ahead of Keselowski for the lead. Johnson has four wins and 17 top 5’s on the year. Johnson has one win at Texas in his career, while his average finish at the track is 9.7 and his driver rating is 100.6, which ranks fourth in the series.

Keselowski had five wins this year as well, to go along with 12 top 5’s. Keselowski has never won at this track, as his average finish is 25.3 in eight races and his driver rating is just 63.2. Keselowski qualified eighth for this race.

Hamlin will start 12th in Sunday’s race. He is fifth in the point standings, 49 points out of first. Hamlin has five wins and 13 top 5’s on the year. Hamlin has two wins in his career at Texas. His average finish at the track is 10.3, while his driver rating is 94.6.

Biffle qualified second on Friday. He is ninth in the point standings, 69 points out of first place. Biffle has two wins and 11 top 5’s this year. At Texas, Biffle owns two victories with seven top 5’s. His average finish at the track is 16.2, while his driver rating is 103.3, which ranks second amongst current drivers.

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The AAA Texas 500 will take place Sunday, November 4 from Texas Motor Speedway at 3:16PM ET. For complete odds and track information on this year’s event, see below.

Odds to win the AAA Texas 500 – 2012 AAA Texas 500 – Texas Motor Speedway – Sunday, November 4, 2012

Jimmie Johnson 4/1

Brad Keselowski 5/1

Greg Biffle 6/1

Denny Hamlin 6/1

Kyle Busch 8/1

Kasey Kahne 8/1

Matt Kenseth 10/1

Martin Truex Jr 12/1

Clint Bowyer 12/1

Carl Edwards 15/1

Dale Earnhardt Jr 15/1

Jeff Gordon 18/1

Tony Stewart 20/1

Mark Martin 25/1

Kevin Harvick 40/1

Joey Logano 40/1

Marcos Ambrose 100/1

Ryan Newman 100/1

Kurt Busch 100/1

Jeff Burton 150/1

Paul Menard 150/1

Trevor Bayne 200/1

Sam Hornish Jr 200/1

AJ Allmendinger 300/1

Aric Almirola 300/1

Juan Montoya 300/1

Jamie McMurray 300/1

Danica Patrick 500/1

Bobby Labonte 500/1

Field (Any Other Driver) 50/1

Qualifying Results

1 Jimmie Johnson (48)

2 Greg Biffle (16)

3 Kyle Busch (18)

4 Clint Bowyer (15)

5 Martin Truex Jr. (56)

6 Joey Logano (20)

7 Trevor Bayne (21)

8 Brad Keselowski (2)

9 Carl Edwards (99)

10 Matt Kenseth (17)

11 Mark Martin (55)

12 Denny Hamlin (11)

13 Kasey Kahne (5)

14 Aric Almirola (43)

15 Marcos Ambrose (9)

16 Jeff Gordon (24)

17 Sam Hornish Jr. (22)

18 Kurt Busch (78)

19 Dale Earnhardt Jr. (88)

20 Casey Mears (13)

21 Tony Stewart (14)

22 Jeff Burton (31)

23 Kevin Harvick (29)

24 Jamie McMurray (1)

25 Juan Pablo Montoya (42)

26 A J Allmendinger (51)

27 Paul Menard (27)

28 J.J. Yeley (37)

29 Bobby Labonte (47)

30 David Gilliland (38)

31 Scott Speed (195)

32 Danica Patrick (10)

33 David Ragan (34)

34 Mike Bliss (119)

35 Josh Wise (26)

36 Ryan Newman (39)

37 Michael McDowell (98)

38 Travis Kvapil (93)

39 Reed Sorenson (191)

40 Dave Blaney (36)

41 Landon Cassill (83)

42 Ken Schrader (32)

43 Joe Nemechek (87)

44 Stephen Leicht (33) DNQ

45 Kelly Bires (179) DNQ

46 David Stremme (30) DNQ

2012 AAA Texas 500 Information

Race Date: Sunday, November 4

Location: Texas Motor Speedway, Forth Worth, TX

Pre-Race: 2:30PM ET

Green Flag: 3:16PM ET

TV Coverage: ESPN

Track Type: Speedway (334 laps)

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