Kenseth wins Phoenix Pole

2011 nascar sprint cup series qualifying results matt kenseth

AVONDALE, AZ (TheSpread) – Matt Kenseth was fastest in qualifying on Saturday and he will start up front in the Kobalt Tools 500 on Sunday, the second-to-last NASCAR Sprint Cup race of the year.

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According to oddsmakers, Tony Stewart and Jimmie Johnson are now the favorites to win Sunday’s race with 5/1 odds each. Other short odds to win are Kenseth (6/1) and Carl Edwards (7/1).

Stewart is 3 points behind Edwards for the points lead. He has four wins on the year, all of which have come in the Chase for the Championship. His average finish this season is 12.6 and his driver rating is 93.9. At Phoenix, Stewart has one win and seven top 5’s in 19 races. His average finish is 11.7 and his driver rating is 98.1, which ranks seventh in the series. Stewart qualified eighth for Sunday’s race.

Johnson is sixth in the point standings, 55 points out of first. Johnson has two wins and 14 top 5’s on the year with an average finish of 11.3 and a driver rating of 100.4. At Phoenix, Johnson has four wins and 11 top 5’s. His average finish there is 4.8 while his driver rating is 121.8, which is best in the series. Johnson qualified 16th.

Kenseth is fourth in the point standings, 38 points out of first. He has three wins and 11 top 5’s on the year. Kenseth’s average finish on the year is 11.8 while his driver rating is 98.8. At Phoenix, Kenseth has one win and five top 5’s. His average finish at the track is 17.2 while his driver rating is just 84.6.

Edwards leads the standings and has one win with 17 top 5’s on the year. His average finish is 9.7 while his driver rating is 99.1. At Phoenix, Edwards has one win and five top 5’s in 14 races. His average finish is 13.0 and his driver rating is 99.6, which ranks fourth in the series. Edwards will start ninth on Sunday.

The Kobalt Tools 500 will take place Sunday, Nov. 13 from Phoenix International Raceway 3:15PM ET. For complete odds and track information on this year’s event, see below.

Odds to win the Kobalt Tools 500 – 2011 Kobalt Tools 500 – Phoenix International Raceway – Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011

Tony Stewart 5/1

Jimmie Johnson 5/1

Matt Kenseth 6/1

Carl Edwards 7/1

Jeff Gordon 10/1

Kasey Kahne 10/1

Kevin Harvick 12/1

Denny Hamlin 15/1

Brad Keselowski 15/1

Kyle Busch 15/1

AJ Allmendinger 20/1

Greg Biffle 20/1

Dale Earnhardt Jr 25/1

Mark Martin 25/1

Kurt Busch 25/1

Jeff Burton 30/1

Martin Truex Jr 30/1

Clint Bowyer 30/1

Jamie McMurray 30/1

Ryan Newman 35/1

Paul Menard 40/1

David Ragan 40/1

Marcos Ambrose 40/1

David Reutimann 50/1

Joey Logano 60/1

Juan Pablo Montoya 60/1

Brian Vickers 75/1

Bobby Labonte 100/1

Regan Smith 100/1

Field (Any Other Driver) 100/1

Qualifying Results

1 Matt Kenseth (17)

2 A J Allmendinger (43)

3 Marcos Ambrose (9)

4 Mark Martin (5)

5 Martin Truex Jr. (56)

6 Jamie McMurray (1)

7 David Reutimann (00)

8 Tony Stewart (14)

9 Carl Edwards (99)

10 Kasey Kahne (4)

11 Paul Menard (27)

12 Brad Keselowski (2)

13 David Ragan (6)

14 Jeff Burton (31)

15 Regan Smith (78)

16 Jimmie Johnson (48)

17 Kurt Busch (22)

18 Brian Vickers (83)

19 Cole Whitt (84)

20 Robby Gordon (7)

21 Landon Cassill (51)

22 Dale Earnhardt Jr. (88)

23 Jeff Gordon (24)

24 Scott Speed (46)

25 Joey Logano (20)

26 Juan Pablo Montoya (42)

27 Kevin Harvick (29)

28 Clint Bowyer (33)

29 Greg Biffle (16)

30 Ryan Newman (39)

31 Bobby Labonte (47)

32 Joe Nemechek (87)

33 Denny Hamlin (11)

34 Kyle Busch (18)

35 Michael McDowell (66)

36 Mike Skinner (37)

37 Travis Kvapil (55)

38 Casey Mears (13)

39 Mike Bliss (32)

40 Geoffrey Bodine (36)

41 J.J. Yeley (38)

42 David Gilliland (34)

43 Dave Blaney (135)

44 Scott Riggs (123) DNQ

45 David Stremme (30) DNQ

46 Andy Lally (71) DNQ

2011 Kobalt Tools 500 Information

Race Date: Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011

Location: Phoenix International Raceway, Avondale, AZ

Pre-Race: 2PM ET

Green Flag: Approx. 3:15PM ET

TV Coverage: ESPN

Radio Coverage: MRN

Track Type: Oval (312 laps)

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