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Cup - Chicagoland - Qualifying times

Matt Kenseth will start the first Chase race from pole position, after beating Paul Menard, Kurt Busch and Ryan Newman with the fastest time on Saturday at Chicagoland Speedway.
Roush Fenway Racing's Matt Kenseth took pole position for Sunday's Chase opener at Chicagoland Speedway with a laptime of 29.469s (183.243mph), his second pole of the year and at just the right time to start the post-season championship run.

Kenseth will start alongside Paul Menard, who is not in the Chase, but ahead of Kurt Busch and Ryan Newman on row two and Carl Edwards and Brad Keselowski, all of whom are.

The Geico 400 is scheduled for 2pm ET on Sunday afternoon (7pm BST). Forecasts show a small chance of a line of scattered-to-isolated showers moving into the area during Sunday afternoon, but hopefully too late to adversely affect the race.

The race is carried live in the UK by satellite subscription channel Premier Sports TV.

Qualifying times

1. #17 Matt Kenseth Ford 29.469s (Leader) 183.243mph
2. #27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 29.488s (-0.019) 183.125mph
3. #22 Kurt Busch Dodge 29.503s (-0.034) 183.032mph
4. #39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 29.507s (-0.038) 183.007mph
5. #99 Carl Edwards Ford 29.522s (-0.053) 182.914mph
6. #2 Brad Keselowski Dodge 29.531s (-0.062) 182.859mph
7. #16 Greg Biffle Ford 29.565s (-0.096) 182.648mph
8. #83 Brian Vickers Toyota 29.575s (-0.106) 182.587mph
9. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 29.615s (-0.146) 182.340mph
10. #20 Joey Logano Toyota 29.620s (-0.151) 182.309mph
11. #47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 29.634s (-0.165) 182.223mph
12. #48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 29.667s (-0.198) 182.020mph
13. #78 Regan Smith Chevrolet 29.690s (-0.221) 181.879mph
14. #1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 29.696s (-0.227) 181.843mph
15. #6 David Ragan Ford 29.729s (-0.260) 181.641mph
16. #42 Juan Montoya Chevrolet 29.752s (-0.283) 181.500mph
17. #9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 29.752s (-0.283) 181.500mph
18. #43 A.J. Allmendinger Ford 29.767s (-0.298) 181.409mph
19. #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 29.784s (-0.315) 181.305mph
20. #56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 29.787s (-0.318) 181.287mph
21. #33 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet 29.790s (-0.321) 181.269mph
22. #31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet 29.790s (-0.321) 181.269mph
23. #24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 29.807s (-0.338) 181.165mph
24. #4 Kasey Kahne Toyota 29.812s (-0.343) 181.135mph
25. #5 Mark Martin Chevrolet 29.822s (-0.353) 181.074mph
26. #14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 29.828s (-0.359) 181.038mph
27. #11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 29.879s (-0.410) 180.729mph
28. #21 Trevor Bayne Ford 29.894s (-0.425) 180.638mph
29. #00 David Reutimann Toyota 29.900s (-0.431) 180.602mph
30. #29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 29.913s (-0.444) 180.523mph
31. #51 Landon Cassill Chevrolet 29.973s (-0.504) 180.162mph
32. #38 J.J. Yeley Ford 29.980s (-0.511) 180.120mph
33. #66 Michael McDowell Toyota 29.990s (-0.521) 180.060mph
34. #30 David Stremme Chevrolet 29.991s (-0.522) 180.054mph
35. #46 Scott Speed Ford 30.000s (-0.531) 180.000mph
36. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 30.016s (-0.547) 179.904mph
37. #7 Robby Gordon Dodge 30.039s (-0.570) 179.766mph
38. #34 David Gilliland Ford 30.196s (-0.727) 178.832mph
39. #36 Dave Blaney Chevrolet 30.228s (-0.759) 178.642mph
40. #71 Andy Lally+* Ford 30.238s (-0.769) 178.583mph
41. #13 Casey Mears+ Toyota 30.262s (-0.793) 178.442mph
42. #32 Mike Bliss+ Ford 30.313s (-0.844) 178.141mph
43. #37 Josh Wise Ford 30.136s (-0.667) 179.188mph

Did Not Qualify

44. #55 Travis Kvapil Ford 30.140s (-0.671) 179.164mph
45. #195 David Starr Ford 30.214s (-0.745) 178.725mph
46. #135 Stephen Leicht Chevrolet 30.310s (-0.841) 178.159mph
47. #60 Mike Skinner Chevrolet 30.592s (-1.123) 176.517mph

Practice 2

1. #83 Brian Vickers Toyota 29.304s (Leader) 184.275 mph
2. #4 Kasey Kahne Toyota 29.334s (-0.030) 184.087 mph
3. #17 Matt Kenseth Ford 29.422s (-0.118) 183.536 mph
4. #27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 29.448s (-0.144) 183.374 mph
5. #29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 29.455s (-0.151) 183.331 mph
6. #24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 29.532s (-0.228) 182.852 mph
7. #16 Greg Biffle Ford 29.536s (-0.232) 182.828 mph
8. #48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 29.539s (-0.235) 182.809 mph
9. #30 David Stremme Chevrolet 29.546s (-0.242) 182.766 mph
10. #99 Carl Edwards Ford 29.553s (-0.249) 182.723 mph
11. #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 29.632s (-0.328) 182.235 mph
12. #6 David Ragan Ford 29.681s (-0.377) 181.935 mph
13. #20 Joey Logano Toyota 29.721s (-0.417) 181.690 mph
14. #11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 29.727s (-0.423) 181.653 mph
15. #38 J.J. Yeley Ford 29.733s (-0.429) 181.616 mph
16. #21 Trevor Bayne Ford 29.737s (-0.433) 181.592 mph
17. #42 Juan Montoya Chevrolet 29.752s (-0.448) 181.500 mph
18. #135 Stephen Leicht Chevrolet 29.774s (-0.470) 181.366 mph
19. #22 Kurt Busch Dodge 29.820s (-0.516) 181.087 mph
20. #00 David Reutimann Toyota 29.842s (-0.538) 180.953 mph
21. #66 Michael McDowell Toyota 29.858s (-0.554) 180.856 mph
22. #78 Regan Smith Chevrolet 29.870s (-0.566) 180.783 mph
23. #1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 29.895s (-0.591) 180.632 mph
24. #46 Scott Speed Ford 29.914s (-0.610) 180.518 mph
25. #7 Robby Gordon Dodge 29.931s (-0.627) 180.415 mph
26. #5 Mark Martin Chevrolet 29.943s (-0.639) 180.343 mph
27. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 29.955s (-0.651) 180.270 mph
28. #2 Brad Keselowski Dodge 29.967s (-0.663) 180.198 mph
29. #34 David Gilliland Ford 29.968s (-0.664) 180.192 mph
30. #9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 30.010s (-0.706) 179.940 mph
31. #56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 30.032s (-0.728) 179.808 mph
32. #33 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet 30.032s (-0.728) 179.808 mph
33. #51 Landon Cassill Chevrolet 30.052s (-0.748) 179.689 mph
34. #55 Travis Kvapil Ford 30.071s (-0.767) 179.575 mph
35. #43 A.J. Allmendinger Ford 30.076s (-0.772) 179.545 mph
36. #195 David Starr Ford 30.076s (-0.772) 179.545 mph
37. #71 Andy Lally* Ford 30.078s (-0.774) 179.533 mph
38. #31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet 30.088s (-0.784) 179.473 mph
39. #39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 30.121s (-0.817) 179.277 mph
40. #13 Casey Mears Toyota 30.135s (-0.831) 179.194 mph
41. #37 Josh Wise Ford 30.143s (-0.839) 179.146 mph
42. #14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 30.152s (-0.848) 179.093 mph
43. #47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 30.172s (-0.868) 178.974 mph
44. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 30.201s (-0.897) 178.802 mph
45. #60 Mike Skinner Chevrolet 30.245s (-0.941) 178.542 mph
46. #36 Dave Blaney Chevrolet 30.661s (-1.357) 176.120 mph
47. #32 Mike Bliss Ford 30.675s (-1.371) 176.039 mph

Practice 1

1. #00 David Reutimann Toyota 29.486s (Leader) 183.138 mph
2. #33 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet 29.514s (-0.028) 182.964 mph
3. #5 Mark Martin Chevrolet 29.527s (-0.041) 182.883 mph
4. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 29.533s (-0.047) 182.846 mph
5. #21 Trevor Bayne Ford 29.553s (-0.067) 182.723 mph
6. #39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 29.555s (-0.069) 182.710 mph
7. #30 David Stremme Chevrolet 29.558s (-0.072) 182.692 mph
8. #43 A.J. Allmendinger Ford 29.588s (-0.102) 182.506 mph
9. #56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 29.649s (-0.163) 182.131 mph
10. #78 Regan Smith Chevrolet 29.693s (-0.207) 181.861 mph
11. #22 Kurt Busch Dodge 29.715s (-0.229) 181.726 mph
12. #47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 29.763s (-0.277) 181.433 mph
13. #2 Brad Keselowski Dodge 29.776s (-0.290) 181.354 mph
14. #42 Juan Montoya Chevrolet 29.868s (-0.382) 180.796 mph
15. #51 Landon Cassill Chevrolet 29.869s (-0.383) 180.789 mph
16. #1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 29.910s (-0.424) 180.542 mph
17. #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 29.921s (-0.435) 180.475 mph
18. #38 J.J. Yeley Ford 29.928s (-0.442) 180.433 mph
19. #99 Carl Edwards Ford 29.929s (-0.443) 180.427 mph
20. #31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet 29.950s (-0.464) 180.301 mph
21. #4 Kasey Kahne Toyota 29.983s (-0.497) 180.102 mph
22. #27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 30.011s (-0.525) 179.934 mph
23. #14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 30.013s (-0.527) 179.922 mph
24. #135 Stephen Leicht Chevrolet 30.034s (-0.548) 179.796 mph
25. #9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 30.074s (-0.588) 179.557 mph
26. #24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 30.077s (-0.591) 179.539 mph
27. #66 Michael McDowell Toyota 30.084s (-0.598) 179.497 mph
28. #29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 30.100s (-0.614) 179.402 mph
29. #17 Matt Kenseth Ford 30.138s (-0.652) 179.176 mph
30. #16 Greg Biffle Ford 30.140s (-0.654) 179.164 mph
31. #71 Andy Lally* Ford 30.141s (-0.655) 179.158 mph
32. #20 Joey Logano Toyota 30.149s (-0.663) 179.110 mph
33. #34 David Gilliland Ford 30.155s (-0.669) 179.075 mph
34. #6 David Ragan Ford 30.160s (-0.674) 179.045 mph
35. #13 Casey Mears Toyota 30.183s (-0.697) 178.909 mph
36. #48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 30.212s (-0.726) 178.737 mph
37. #83 Brian Vickers Toyota 30.220s (-0.734) 178.690 mph
38. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 30.228s (-0.742) 178.642 mph
39. #46 Scott Speed Ford 30.248s (-0.762) 178.524 mph
40. #11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 30.250s (-0.764) 178.512 mph
41. #60 Mike Skinner Chevrolet 30.280s (-0.794) 178.335 mph
42. #195 David Starr Ford 30.306s (-0.820) 178.182 mph
43. #55 Travis Kvapil Ford 30.384s (-0.898) 177.725 mph
44. #36 Dave Blaney Chevrolet 30.451s (-0.965) 177.334 mph
45. #37 Josh Wise Ford 30.525s (-1.039) 176.904 mph
46. #32 Mike Bliss Ford 30.680s (-1.194) 176.010 mph
47. #7 Robby Gordon Dodge 30.746s (-1.260) 175.633 mph

* Denotes Rookie
+ Set by Owner Points



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