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Cup - Michigan - Qualifying

Greg Biffle took pole position for Sunday's Pure Michigan 400 Sprint Cup race on the two-mile Michigan International Speedway oval track, with Matt Kenseth starting alongside him.
Greg Biffle took his first Sprint Cup pole position in three years at Michigan International Speedway, ahead of Sunday afternoon's Pure Michigan 400 race.

He becomes the 15th different pole sitter in the 23 races so far of the 2011 Cup season.

He starts alongside Matt Kenseth, who topped the timesheets in the sole Friday practice session before qualifying. A second practice session is scheduled for Saturday.

Qualifying

1. #16 Greg Biffle Ford 37.826s (Leader) 190.345mph
2. #17 Matt Kenseth Ford 37.853s (-0.027) 190.210mph
3. #39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 37.980s (-0.154) 189.574mph
4. #11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 38.036s (-0.210) 189.294mph
5. #5 Mark Martin Chevrolet 38.057s (-0.231) 189.190mph
6. #2 Brad Keselowski Dodge 38.094s (-0.268) 189.006mph
7. #6 David Ragan Ford 38.149s (-0.323) 188.734mph
8. #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 38.162s (-0.336) 188.669mph
9. #24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 38.176s (-0.350) 188.600mph
10. #1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 38.204s (-0.378) 188.462mph
11. #27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 38.221s (-0.395) 188.378mph
12. #00 David Reutimann Toyota 38.226s (-0.400) 188.354mph
13. #22 Kurt Busch Dodge 38.251s (-0.425) 188.230mph
14. #4 Kasey Kahne Toyota 38.275s (-0.449) 188.112mph
15. #56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 38.280s (-0.454) 188.088mph
16. #9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 38.286s (-0.460) 188.058mph
17. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 38.297s (-0.471) 188.004mph
18. #14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 38.298s (-0.472) 187.999mph
19. #48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 38.344s (-0.518) 187.774mph
20. #21 Trevor Bayne Ford 38.347s (-0.521) 187.759mph
21. #13 Casey Mears Toyota 38.357s (-0.531) 187.710mph
22. #99 Carl Edwards Ford 38.364s (-0.538) 187.676mph
23. #20 Joey Logano Toyota 38.369s (-0.543) 187.652mph
24. #29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 38.414s (-0.588) 187.432mph
25. #42 Juan Montoya Chevrolet 38.504s (-0.678) 186.994mph
26. #83 Brian Vickers Toyota 38.519s (-0.693) 186.921mph
27. #38 Travis Kvapil Ford 38.534s (-0.708) 186.848mph
28. #47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 38.564s (-0.738) 186.703mph
29. #43 A.J. Allmendinger Ford 38.583s (-0.757) 186.611mph
30. #78 Regan Smith Chevrolet 38.639s (-0.813) 186.340mph
31. #55 J.J. Yeley Ford 38.650s (-0.824) 186.287mph
32. #31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet 38.661s (-0.835) 186.234mph
33. #51 Landon Cassill Chevrolet 38.788s (-0.962) 185.624mph
34. #36 Dave Blaney Chevrolet 38.814s (-0.988) 185.500mph
35. #33 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet 38.834s (-1.008) 185.404mph
36. #30 David Stremme Chevrolet 38.851s (-1.025) 185.323mph
37. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 38.864s (-1.038) 185.261mph
38. #71 Andy Lally* Ford 38.889s (-1.063) 185.142mph
39. #34 David Gilliland Ford 38.933s (-1.107) 184.933mph
40. #66 Todd Bodine Toyota 38.953s (-1.127) 184.838mph
41. #37 Tony Raines Ford 39.229s (-1.403) 183.538mph
42. #32 Ken Schrader Ford 39.294s (-1.468) 183.234mph
43. #60 Mike Skinner Toyota 39.298s (-1.472) 183.215mph

Did not qualify

44. #7 Johnny Sauter Dodge 39.384s (-1.558) 182.815mph
45. #46 Erik Darnell Ford 39.547s (-1.721) 182.062mph
46. #150 T.J. Bell* Chevrolet 39.720s (-1.894) 181.269mph

Practice 1

1. #17 Matt Kenseth Ford 38.133s (Leader) 188.813 mph
2. #39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 38.195s (-0.062) 188.506 mph
3. #16 Greg Biffle Ford 38.203s (-0.070) 188.467 mph
4. #5 Mark Martin Chevrolet 38.204s (-0.071) 188.462 mph
5. #6 David Ragan Ford 38.245s (-0.112) 188.260 mph
6. #27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 38.300s (-0.167) 187.990 mph
7. #24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 38.313s (-0.180) 187.926 mph
8. #1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 38.330s (-0.197) 187.842 mph
9. #2 Brad Keselowski Dodge 38.348s (-0.215) 187.754 mph
10. #9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 38.360s (-0.227) 187.695 mph
11. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 38.378s (-0.245) 187.607 mph
12. #11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 38.413s (-0.280) 187.436 mph
13. #22 Kurt Busch Dodge 38.418s (-0.285) 187.412 mph
14. #42 Juan Montoya Chevrolet 38.429s (-0.296) 187.359 mph
15. #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 38.439s (-0.306) 187.310 mph
16. #20 Joey Logano Toyota 38.448s (-0.315) 187.266 mph
17. #4 Kasey Kahne Toyota 38.475s (-0.342) 187.135 mph
18. #00 David Reutimann Toyota 38.490s (-0.357) 187.062 mph
19. #21 Trevor Bayne Ford 38.495s (-0.362) 187.037 mph
20. #83 Brian Vickers Toyota 38.504s (-0.371) 186.994 mph
21. #14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 38.529s (-0.396) 186.872 mph
22. #33 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet 38.544s (-0.411) 186.799 mph
23. #43 A.J. Allmendinger Ford 38.546s (-0.413) 186.790 mph
24. #31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet 38.569s (-0.436) 186.678 mph
25. #56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 38.573s (-0.440) 186.659 mph
26. #48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 38.577s (-0.444) 186.640 mph
27. #29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 38.600s (-0.467) 186.529 mph
28. #99 Carl Edwards Ford 38.607s (-0.474) 186.495 mph
29. #78 Regan Smith Chevrolet 38.608s (-0.475) 186.490 mph
30. #51 Landon Cassill Chevrolet 38.624s (-0.491) 186.413 mph
31. #30 David Stremme Chevrolet 38.657s (-0.524) 186.253 mph
32. #13 Casey Mears Toyota 38.724s (-0.591) 185.931 mph
33. #38 Travis Kvapil Ford 38.726s (-0.593) 185.922 mph
34. #47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 38.798s (-0.665) 185.577 mph
35. #55 J.J. Yeley Ford 38.834s (-0.701) 185.404 mph
36. #36 Dave Blaney Chevrolet 38.840s (-0.707) 185.376 mph
37. #71 Andy Lally* Ford 38.983s (-0.850) 184.696 mph
38. #66 Todd Bodine Toyota 38.999s (-0.866) 184.620 mph
39. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 39.065s (-0.932) 184.308 mph
40. #34 David Gilliland Ford 39.113s (-0.980) 184.082 mph
41. #60 Mike Skinner Toyota 39.177s (-1.044) 183.781 mph
42. #7 Johnny Sauter Dodge 39.303s (-1.170) 183.192 mph
43. #7 Robby Gordon Dodge 39.303s (-1.170) 183.192 mph
44. #32 Ken Schrader Ford 39.317s (-1.184) 183.127 mph
45. #46 Erik Darnell Ford 39.484s (-1.351) 182.352 mph
46. #150 T.J. Bell* Chevrolet 39.486s (-1.353) 182.343 mph
47. #37 Tony Raines Ford 39.642s (-1.509) 181.626 mph

+ Set by Owner Points
* Denotes Rookie



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Uttam - Unregistered

February 23, 2012 4:17 PM

Horrible phisycs. Hitting Edwards (the 99 car) at that speed in that spot would cause a crash. NO question. Horrible use of NASCAR license. Not to mention, you let off the throttle at Daytona. Haha.



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