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Goody's Fast Relief 500 - Qualifying times

Jamie McMurray took pole position on a short oval for the first time in his career, with Ryan Newman, Kasey Kahne and Joey Logano joining him on the front two rows at Martinsville.
Jamie McMurray has not had much luck at winning pole positions on short oval circuits in the past: in 49 attempts, he'd not managed it once. But that changed at Martinsville with a blistering 19.621s lap that no one could better, and which set high hopes for the race itself: "We've had really good cars. It just seems like we've had really bad luck, so I'm hoping!" Three of the past six Martinsville races have been won from the front row (the most recent being Denny Hamlin last October), and in total the polesitter has gone on to win 19 times.

McMurray admitting to being caught out when he arrived at Martinsville and saw the colour of his #1 car for the weekend: "I've always been a little superstitious of green, and I showed up, and I saw my car, and I was like, 'Wow, that's not really what I was expecting to see.'" Chances are, any superstitions about green cars have been turned on their head after this qualifying session - which was held on Saturday instead of the traditional Friday slot as NASCAR continues to juggle with its offering to stem declining attendance figures.

Joe Nemecheck's time in the #87 was deleted after post-qualifying inspection found the car had too low a ride-height. However, with only 43 cars in total making qualifying runs, he still made it into the starting field at the back.

Qualifying positions

1. #1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 19.621s (Leader) 96.509mph
2. #39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 19.655s (-0.034) 96.342mph
3. #4 Kasey Kahne Toyota 19.665s (-0.044) 96.293mph
4. #20 Joey Logano Toyota 19.680s (-0.059) 96.219mph
5. #11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 19.726s (-0.105) 95.995mph
6. #43 A.J. Allmendinger Ford 19.735s (-0.114) 95.951mph
7. #47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 19.745s (-0.124) 95.903mph
8. #00 David Reutimann Toyota 19.755s (-0.134) 95.854mph
9. #29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 19.761s (-0.140) 95.825mph
10. #78 Regan Smith Chevrolet 19.768s (-0.147) 95.791mph
11. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 19.769s (-0.148) 95.786mph
12. #5 Mark Martin Chevrolet 19.784s (-0.163) 95.714mph
13. #83 Brian Vickers Toyota 19.788s (-0.167) 95.694mph
14. #6 David Ragan Ford 19.792s (-0.171) 95.675mph
15. #33 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet 19.797s (-0.176) 95.651mph
16. #27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 19.817s (-0.196) 95.554mph
17. #48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 19.820s (-0.199) 95.540mph
18. #56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 19.833s (-0.212) 95.477mph
19. #9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 19.835s (-0.214) 95.468mph
20. #22 Kurt Busch Dodge 19.836s (-0.215) 95.463mph
21. #24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 19.843s (-0.222) 95.429mph
22. #2 Brad Keselowski Dodge 19.852s (-0.231) 95.386mph
23. #99 Carl Edwards Ford 19.875s (-0.254) 95.275mph
24. #17 Matt Kenseth Ford 19.879s (-0.258) 95.256mph
25. #21 Trevor Bayne Ford 19.879s (-0.258) 95.256mph
26. #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 19.894s (-0.273) 95.185mph
27. #42 Juan Montoya Chevrolet 19.908s (-0.287) 95.118mph
28. #14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 19.914s (-0.293) 95.089mph
29. #36 Dave Blaney Chevrolet 19.916s (-0.295) 95.079mph
30. #13 Casey Mears Toyota 19.932s (-0.311) 95.003mph
31. #38 Travis Kvapil Ford 19.942s (-0.321) 94.955mph
32. #31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet 20.002s (-0.381) 94.671mph
33. #16 Greg Biffle Ford 20.004s (-0.383) 94.661mph
34. #7 Robby Gordon Dodge 20.028s (-0.407) 94.548mph
35. #66 Michael McDowell Toyota 20.044s (-0.423) 94.472mph
36. #34 David Gilliland Ford 20.066s (-0.445) 94.369mph
37. #09 Landon Cassill Chevrolet 20.135s (-0.514) 94.045mph
38. #60 Mike Skinner Toyota 20.171s (-0.550) 93.877mph
39. #32 Ken Schrader Ford 20.228s (-0.607) 93.613mph
40. #37 Tony Raines Ford 20.306s (-0.685) 93.253mph
41. #46 J.J. Yeley Chevrolet 20.306s (-0.685) 93.253mph
42. #71 Hermie Sadler Chevrolet 20.640s (-1.019) 91.744mph
43. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 20.100s (-0.479) 94.209mph

Practice 2

1. #6 David Ragan Ford 19.670s (Leader) 96.268 mph
2. #24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 19.680s (-0.010) 96.219 mph
3. #2 Brad Keselowski Dodge 19.691s (-0.021) 96.166 mph
4. #00 David Reutimann Toyota 19.753s (-0.083) 95.864 mph
5. #4 Kasey Kahne Toyota 19.764s (-0.094) 95.811 mph
6. #39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 19.777s (-0.107) 95.748 mph
7. #47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 19.807s (-0.137) 95.603 mph
8. #9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 19.808s (-0.138) 95.598 mph
9. #83 Brian Vickers Toyota 19.844s (-0.174) 95.424 mph
10. #43 A.J. Allmendinger Ford 19.853s (-0.183) 95.381 mph
11. #1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 19.858s (-0.188) 95.357 mph
12. #56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 19.865s (-0.195) 95.323 mph
13. #5 Mark Martin Chevrolet 19.873s (-0.203) 95.285 mph
14. #78 Regan Smith Chevrolet 19.896s (-0.226) 95.175 mph
15. #27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 19.901s (-0.231) 95.151 mph
16. #48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 19.904s (-0.234) 95.137 mph
17. #31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet 19.905s (-0.235) 95.132 mph
18. #42 Juan Montoya Chevrolet 19.914s (-0.244) 95.089 mph
19. #33 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet 19.917s (-0.247) 95.075 mph
20. #11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 19.930s (-0.260) 95.012 mph
21. #99 Carl Edwards Ford 19.938s (-0.268) 94.974 mph
22. #13 Casey Mears Toyota 19.947s (-0.277) 94.932 mph
23. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 19.956s (-0.286) 94.889 mph
24. #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 19.959s (-0.289) 94.874 mph
25. #16 Greg Biffle Ford 19.963s (-0.293) 94.855 mph
26. #14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 19.968s (-0.298) 94.832 mph
27. #22 Kurt Busch Dodge 19.981s (-0.311) 94.770 mph
28. #7 Robby Gordon Dodge 19.982s (-0.312) 94.765 mph
29. #36 Dave Blaney Chevrolet 20.000s (-0.330) 94.680 mph
30. #29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 20.014s (-0.344) 94.614 mph
31. #66 Michael McDowell Toyota 20.017s (-0.347) 94.600 mph
32. #20 Joey Logano Toyota 20.017s (-0.347) 94.600 mph
33. #17 Matt Kenseth Ford 20.025s (-0.355) 94.562 mph
34. #09 Landon Cassill Chevrolet 20.033s (-0.363) 94.524 mph
35. #21 Trevor Bayne Ford 20.071s (-0.401) 94.345 mph
36. #38 Travis Kvapil Ford 20.090s (-0.420) 94.256 mph
37. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 20.101s (-0.431) 94.204 mph
38. #34 David Gilliland Ford 20.117s (-0.447) 94.129 mph
39. #46 J.J. Yeley Chevrolet 20.153s (-0.483) 93.961 mph
40. #192 Dennis Setzer Dodge 20.267s (-0.597) 93.433 mph
41. #71 Hermie Sadler Chevrolet 20.295s (-0.625) 93.304 mph
42. #60 Mike Skinner Toyota 20.296s (-0.626) 93.299 mph
43. #37 Tony Raines Ford 20.402s (-0.732) 92.814 mph
44. #32 Ken Schrader Ford 20.461s (-0.791) 92.547 mph

Practice 1

1. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 19.804s (Leader) 95.617 mph
2. #20 Joey Logano Toyota 19.805s (-0.001) 95.612 mph
3. #29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 19.867s (-0.063) 95.314 mph
4. #2 Brad Keselowski Dodge 19.877s (-0.073) 95.266 mph
5. #1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 19.885s (-0.081) 95.228 mph
6. #31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet 19.897s (-0.093) 95.170 mph
7. #27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 19.916s (-0.112) 95.079 mph
8. #11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 19.935s (-0.131) 94.989 mph
9. #48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 19.977s (-0.173) 94.789 mph
10. #42 Juan Montoya Chevrolet 19.982s (-0.178) 94.765 mph
11. #33 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet 20.006s (-0.202) 94.652 mph
12. #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 20.024s (-0.220) 94.566 mph
13. #39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 20.030s (-0.226) 94.538 mph
14. #4 Kasey Kahne Toyota 20.037s (-0.233) 94.505 mph
15. #47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 20.041s (-0.237) 94.486 mph
16. #43 A.J. Allmendinger Ford 20.059s (-0.255) 94.401 mph
17. #5 Mark Martin Chevrolet 20.076s (-0.272) 94.322 mph
18. #00 David Reutimann Toyota 20.079s (-0.275) 94.308 mph
19. #56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 20.082s (-0.278) 94.293 mph
20. #24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 20.083s (-0.279) 94.289 mph
21. #99 Carl Edwards Ford 20.119s (-0.315) 94.120 mph
22. #78 Regan Smith Chevrolet 20.128s (-0.324) 94.078 mph
23. #13 Casey Mears Toyota 20.129s (-0.325) 94.073 mph
24. #22 Kurt Busch Dodge 20.144s (-0.340) 94.003 mph
25. #16 Greg Biffle Ford 20.150s (-0.346) 93.975 mph
26. #7 Robby Gordon Dodge 20.163s (-0.359) 93.915 mph
27. #9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 20.175s (-0.371) 93.859 mph
28. #14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 20.181s (-0.377) 93.831 mph
29. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 20.185s (-0.381) 93.812 mph
30. #6 David Ragan Ford 20.188s (-0.384) 93.798 mph
31. #46 J.J. Yeley Chevrolet 20.221s (-0.417) 93.645 mph
32. #38 Travis Kvapil Ford 20.231s (-0.427) 93.599 mph
33. #36 Dave Blaney Chevrolet 20.246s (-0.442) 93.530 mph
34. #09 Landon Cassill Chevrolet 20.251s (-0.447) 93.507 mph
35. #17 Matt Kenseth Ford 20.258s (-0.454) 93.474 mph
36. #60 Mike Skinner Toyota 20.263s (-0.459) 93.451 mph
37. #83 Brian Vickers Toyota 20.280s (-0.476) 93.373 mph
38. #32 Ken Schrader Ford 20.280s (-0.476) 93.373 mph
39. #66 Michael McDowell Toyota 20.349s (-0.545) 93.056 mph
40. #192 Dennis Setzer Dodge 20.361s (-0.557) 93.001 mph
41. #21 Trevor Bayne Ford 20.372s (-0.568) 92.951 mph
42. #71 Hermie Sadler Chevrolet 20.416s (-0.612) 92.751 mph
43. #37 Tony Raines Ford 20.419s (-0.615) 92.737 mph
44. #32 Terry Labonte Ford 20.436s (-0.632) 92.660 mph
45. #34 David Gilliland Ford 20.453s (-0.649) 92.583 mph
46. #71 Andy Lally* Chevrolet 21.349s (-1.545) 88.697 mph



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