Sadler wins the pole

2010 NASCAR Odds AAA Texas 500 Elliott Sadler

Elliott Sadler hasn’t had much to smile about in 2010, but the driver had a smile on Friday as he won the pole in qualifying for the AAA Texas 500.

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Sadler will start up front for Sunday’s race but points leader, Jimmie Johnson, is favored to win and has 3/1 odds according to oddsmakers at the online sports book Sportsbook.com. Other short odds to win are Carl Edwards (9/2), Kyle Busch (9/2), and Greg Biffle (13/2).

Johnson won this race in 2007 and he has an average finish of 10.1 at Texas Motor Speedway while having a driver rating of 99.0. Johnson leads Denny Hamlin by 14 points in the standings. He has six wins and 15 top 5’s on the season. Johnson will start 17th on Sunday.

Edwards qualified third for Sunday’s race. He is sixth in the current standings and winless on the year, but he has three wins at Texas with an average finish of 17.5 and a driver rating of 97.8.

Busch is fifth in the standings, 230 point out of first. Busch has three wins this year with 10 top 5’s. Busch has never won at Texas and has an average finish of 14.7 and a driver rating of 98.3. He will start 29th on Sunday.

Biffle finished second in qualifying on Friday. He has two wins on the year and is 11th in the current standings. Biffle has one win in his career at Texas and an average finish of 20.1 with a driver rating of 95.5.

The AAA Texas 500 will take place Sunday, Nov. 7 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 – 2010 AAA Texas 500 – Texas Motor Speedway – Nov. 1, 2010

Jimmie Johnson 3/1

Carl Edwards 9/2

Kyle Busch 9/2

Greg Biffle 13/2

Denny Hamlin 17/2

Tony Stewart 10/1

Jeff Gordon 11/1

Kurt Busch 14/1

Kevin Harvick 14/1

Martin Truex Jr 19/1

Jeff Burton 20/1

Juan Pablo Montoya 24/1

Clint Bowyer 24/1

Matt Kenseth 24/1

Mark Martin 29/1

Jamie McMurray 34/1

Kasey Kahne 34/1

David Reutimann 40/1

Ryan Newman 40/1

Joey Logano 40/1

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Qualifying Results

1 Elliott Sadler (19)

2 Greg Biffle (16)

3 Carl Edwards (99)

4 Juan Pablo Montoya (42)

5 David Ragan (6)

6 Kurt Busch (2)

7 Clint Bowyer (33)

8 Regan Smith (78)

9 Mark Martin (5)

10 A J Allmendinger (43)

11 Tony Stewart (14)

12 Paul Menard (98)

13 Aric Almirola (9)

14 Ryan Newman (39)

15 Jeff Gordon (24)

16 Jeff Burton (31)

17 Jimmie Johnson (48)

18 David Reutimann (00)

19 Matt Kenseth (17)

20 Joey Logano (20)

21 Martin Truex Jr. (56)

22 Dale Earnhardt Jr. (88)

23 Scott Speed (82)

24 Kasey Kahne (83)

25 Jamie McMurray (1)

26 Kevin Harvick (29)

27 Sam Hornish Jr. (77)

28 Trevor Bayne (21)

29 Kyle Busch (18)

30 Denny Hamlin (11)

31 Bobby Labonte (110)

32 Marcos Ambrose (47)

33 David Gilliland (38)

34 Joe Nemechek (87)

35 Casey Mears (13)

36 Brad Keselowski (12)

37 Patrick Carpentier (26)

38 Mike Bliss (66)

39 Robby Gordon (7)

40 Andy Lally (71)

41 Travis Kvapil (34)

42 Dave Blaney (37)

43 Landon Cassill (09)

44 J.J. Yeley (36) DNQ

45 Scott Riggs (81) DNQ

46 Michael McDowell (46) DNQ

47 Jeff Green (164) DNQ

48 Josh Wise (123) DNQ

49 Brian Keselowski (192) DNQ

2010 AAA Texas 500 Information

Race Date: Sunday, Nov. 7

Location: Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, Texas

Pre-Race: 2PM ET

Green Flag: Approx. 3:16PM ET

TV Coverage: ESPN

Radio Coverage: PRN

Track Type: Oval (334 laps)

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