Gordon takes the pole

Jeff Gordon improved his odds to win the 2009 Dickies 500 on Friday as Gordon won the pole for Sunday’s race.

Despite starting up front, Gordon is not the favorite to win, as Gordon’s teammate Jimmie Johnson still has that honor.
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Johnson is a 4/1 favorite to win the race according to oddsmakers at the online sports book SPORTSBETTING.com. Other short odds to win are Gordon (5/1), Mark Martin (7/1), and Tony Stewart (8/1).
Johnson qualified 12th for Sunday’s race and has one career win at Texas Motor Speedway, which came in 2007. In 12 career races at this track, Johnson has finished in the top five six times. Johnson has finished in the top 10 in his last seven Sprint Cup races.

This is just Gordon’s second pole of the season, and the last time he started up front, he finished fourth in the race. Gordon is third in the standings, 192 points behind Johnson. Gordon earned his first-career win at Texas Motor Speedway earlier this year and has finished in the top seven in four of his last five races at this track. A 20th place finish last week in the AMP Energy 500 was Gordon’s first finish outside the top 15 in eight races.

Martin will start seventh on Sunday and is currently second in the point standings, 184 behind Johnson. Martin has one win at this track, which came in 1998. In 17 career starts at Texas Motor Speedway, Martin has five top-five finishes. Martin has finished outside the top 10 in two of his last three Sprint Cup races.

Stewart qualified fourth for Sunday’s race and is currently fifth in the standings, 279 points behind Johnson. Stewart has one career win at Texas Motor Speedway and has finished in the top 10 nine times in 15 starts at the track.
The Dickies 500 will take place Sunday, Nov. 8 from Texas Motor Speedwayat 2:30PM ET. For complete odds and track information on this year’s event, see below.
Odds to win the Dickies 500 – 2009 Dickies 500 – Texas Motor Speedway – Nov. 8, 2009
Jimmie Johnson 4/1

Jeff Gordon 5/1

Mark Martin 7/1

Tony Stewart 8/1

Carl Edwards 10/1

Juan Pablo Montoya 12/1

Kyle Busch12/1

Kasey Kahne 12/1

Kurt Busch15/1

Denny Hamlin 15/1

Greg Biffle 15/1

Clint Bowyer 20/1

Dale Earnhardt Jr 20/1

Matt Kenseth 20/1

Kevin Harvick 30/1

Brian Vickers 30/1

Ryan Newman 35/1

Joey Logano 50/1

David Reutimann 50/1

David Ragan 75/1

Jamie McMurray 100/1

Sam Hornish Jr 100/1

Martin Truex Jr 100/1

Jeff Burton 100/1

Marcos Ambrose 200/1

Brad Keselowski 200/1

David Gilliland 200/1

BobbyLabonte 300/1

Casey Mears 300/1

Michael Waltrip 500/1

Elliott Sadler 500/1

Reed Sorenson 500/1

AJ Allmendinger 500/1

Field (Any Other Driver) 200/1
2009 Dickies 500 Information
Race Date:
Sunday, Nov. 8
Location: Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, Tex.
Pre-Race: 2:30PM ET
Green Flag: Approx. 3:31PM ET
TV Coverage: ABC
Radio Coverage: PRN
Track Type: Oval (334 laps)
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Posted: 11/6/09 8:13PM ET 

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