Edwards starts up front

2011 nascar sprint cup series results ford 400

HOMESTEAD, FL (TheSpread) – Carl Edwards helped his chances of winning the 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship as he won the pole for the Ford 400 on Saturday afternoon.

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According to oddsmakers, Edwards is now the favorite to win the race with 7/2 odds while Tony Stewart and Matt Kenseth each have 7/1 odds.

Stewart is second in the point standings. He is 3 points behind Edwards and the only driver outside of Edwards that can win the season championship. Stewart has four wins and eight top 5’s on the year. Stewart has won four races in the Chase for the Championship. Stewart has two wins in 12 races at Miami and his average finish is 12.4. His driver rating at Miami is 87.6, which ranks 11th in the series.

Edwards has one win and 18 top 5’s on the year. Edwards has two wins at Miami in seven races. His average finish at the track is 5.7 while his driver rating there is 117.5, which ranks tops in the series.

Kenseth sits sixth in the point standings, 70 out of first. Kenseth has three wins and 11 top 5’s on this year. Kenseth has one win and two top 5’s at Miami in his career, which spans 11 races. His average finish at the track is 18.8 and his driver rating there is 105.7, which ranks third amongst current drivers. Kenseth with start sixth on Sunday.

The Ford 400 will take place Sunday, Nov. 20 from Homestead-Miami Speedway 3:15PM ET. For complete odds and track information on this year’s event, see below.

Odds to win the Ford 400 – 2011 Ford 400 – Homestead-Miami Speedway – Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011

Carl Edwards 7/2

Tony Stewart 7/1

Matt Kenseth 7/1

Kasey Kahne 8/1

Jimmie Johnson 9/1

Jeff Gordon 9/1

Greg Biffle 10/1

Dale Earnhardt Jr 10/1

Kyle Busch 15/1

Brad Keselowski 15/1

Kevin Harvick 18/1

Denny Hamlin 20/1

Clint Bowyer 20/1

Kurt Busch 20/1

AJ Allmendinger 30/1

Martin Truex Jr 35/1

David Ragan 40/1

Ryan Newman 40/1

Jeff Burton 50/1

Paul Menard 60/1

Juan Pablo Montoya 75/1

Mark Martin 75/1

Brian Vickers 100/1

David Reutimann 100/1

Joey Logano 100/1

Marcos Ambrose 100/1

Jamie McMurray 100/1

Regan Smith 200/1

Trevor Bayne 300/1

Field (Any Other Driver) 500/1

Qualifying Results

1 Carl Edwards (99)

2 Martin Truex Jr. (56)

3 Kasey Kahne (4)

4 Kurt Busch (22)

5 Brad Keselowski (2)

6 Matt Kenseth (17)

7 Jeff Gordon (24)

8 Greg Biffle (16)

9 Jimmie Johnson (48)

10 Denny Hamlin (11)

11 Dale Earnhardt Jr. (88)

12 A J Allmendinger (43)

13 David Ragan (6)

14 Ryan Newman (39)

15 Tony Stewart (14)

16 Regan Smith (78)

17 Clint Bowyer (33)

18 Marcos Ambrose (9)

19 Kyle Busch (18)

20 Trevor Bayne (21)

21 Kevin Harvick (29)

22 Landon Cassill (51)

23 Paul Menard (27)

24 Brian Vickers (83)

25 Mark Martin (5)

26 Jamie McMurray (1)

27 Juan Pablo Montoya (42)

28 David Reutimann (00)

29 Cole Whitt (84)

30 J.J. Yeley (55)

31 Jeff Burton (31)

32 Joey Logano (20)

33 Michael McDowell (66)

34 Dave Blaney (135)

35 Bobby Labonte (47)

36 David Stremme (30)

37 Joe Nemechek (87)

38 David Gilliland (34)

39 Casey Mears (13)

40 Travis Kvapil (38)

41 T.J. Bell (32)

42 Geoffrey Bodine (36)

43 Mike Bliss (71)

44 Scott Speed (46) DNQ

45 Reed Sorenson (7) DNQ

46 Mike Skinner (37) DNQ

47 Scott Riggs (192) DNQ

48 Grant Enfinger (193) DNQ

2011 Ford 400 Information

Race Date: Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011

Location: Homestead-Miami Speedway, Homestead, FL

Pre-Race: 2PM ET

Green Flag: Approx. 3:15PM ET

TV Coverage: ESPN

Radio Coverage: MRN

Track Type: Oval (267 laps)

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