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Cup - Talladega - Qualifying times

Jimmie Johnson is on the front row for Sunday's Good Sam Club 500 at Talladega Superspeedway, with his Hendrick team mate Mark Martin starting alongside him on pole.
Jimmie Johnson was just 0.002s off pole position for this week's Chase race, the Good Sam Club 500 at Talladega Superspeedway. But he won't mind too much, as the man who beat him to the top position is his Hendrick Motorsports team mate Mark Martin.

It's Mark Martin's 51st pole position in Cup racing after a massive 826 starts during his career, and the third time he will have started at Talladega from pole.

Johnson qualified in second position in the last race held at Talladega earlier this year - and went on to win the race. He will be hoping to repeat the achievement as he attempts to revive his flagging hopes of winning a sixth straight Sprint Cup championship.

Kyle Busch was the worst of the Chase contenders in qualifying, after his primary car was torn up in Friday practice following a blown tyre.

Qualifying times

1. #5 Mark Martin Chevrolet 52.799s (Leader) 181.367mph
2. #48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 52.801s (-0.002) 181.360mph
3. #33 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet 52.835s (-0.036) 181.243mph
4. #21 Trevor Bayne Ford 52.903s (-0.104) 181.010mph
5. #24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 52.930s (-0.131) 180.918mph
6. #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 52.934s (-0.135) 180.904mph
7. #27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 53.007s (-0.208) 180.655mph
8. #6 David Ragan Ford 53.021s (-0.222) 180.608mph
9. #99 Carl Edwards Ford 53.138s (-0.339) 180.210mph
10. #39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 53.140s (-0.341) 180.203mph
11. #17 Matt Kenseth Ford 53.142s (-0.343) 180.197mph
12. #14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 53.168s (-0.369) 180.108mph
13. #29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 53.186s (-0.387) 180.047mph
14. #22 Kurt Busch Dodge 53.209s (-0.410) 179.970mph
15. #42 Juan Montoya Chevrolet 53.237s (-0.438) 179.875mph
16. #2 Brad Keselowski Dodge 53.250s (-0.451) 179.831mph
17. #38 Travis Kvapil Ford 53.250s (-0.451) 179.831mph
18. #16 Greg Biffle Ford 53.264s (-0.465) 179.784mph
19. #9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 53.278s (-0.479) 179.736mph
20. #97 Kevin Conway Toyota 53.291s (-0.492) 179.693mph
21. #47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 53.297s (-0.498) 179.672mph
22. #78 Regan Smith Chevrolet 53.305s (-0.506) 179.645mph
23. #115 Michael Waltrip Toyota 53.310s (-0.511) 179.629mph
24. #43 A.J. Allmendinger Ford 53.318s (-0.519) 179.602mph
25. #31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet 53.318s (-0.519) 179.602mph
26. #4 Kasey Kahne Toyota 53.326s (-0.527) 179.575mph
27. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 53.372s (-0.573) 179.420mph
28. #55 J.J. Yeley Ford 53.393s (-0.594) 179.349mph
29. #66 Michael McDowell Toyota 53.394s (-0.595) 179.346mph
30. #83 Brian Vickers Toyota 53.481s (-0.682) 179.054mph
31. #11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 53.514s (-0.715) 178.944mph
32. #32 Terry Labonte Ford 53.528s (-0.729) 178.897mph
33. #71 Andy Lally* Ford 53.532s (-0.733) 178.884mph
34. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 53.563s (-0.764) 178.780mph
35. #20 Joey Logano Toyota 53.565s (-0.766) 178.773mph
36. #00 David Reutimann Toyota 53.595s (-0.796) 178.673mph
37. #56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 53.596s (-0.797) 178.670mph
38. #51 Landon Cassill Chevrolet 53.616s (-0.817) 178.603mph
39. #1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 53.641s (-0.842) 178.520mph
40. #34 David Gilliland Ford 53.669s (-0.870) 178.427mph
41. #36 Dave Blaney+ Chevrolet 53.696s (-0.897) 178.337mph
42. #13 Casey Mears+ Toyota 54.262s (-1.463) 176.477mph
43. #7 Robby Gordon Dodge 53.627s (-0.828) 178.567mph

Did Not Qualify

44. #135 Geoffrey Bodine Chevrolet 53.637s (-0.838) 178.533mph
45. #46 Scott Speed Ford 53.956s (-1.157) 177.478mph
46. #77 T.J. Bell* Ford 54.080s (-1.281) 177.071mph
47. #37 Josh Wise Ford 54.085s (-1.286) 177.055mph

Practice 2

1. #00 David Reutimann Toyota 48.570s (Leader) 197.159 mph
2. #56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 48.574s (-0.004) 197.143 mph
3. #20 Joey Logano Toyota 48.770s (-0.200) 196.350 mph
4. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 48.771s (-0.201) 196.346 mph
5. #48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 48.781s (-0.211) 196.306 mph
6. #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 48.782s (-0.212) 196.302 mph
7. #1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 48.851s (-0.281) 196.025 mph
8. #42 Juan Montoya Chevrolet 48.851s (-0.281) 196.025 mph
9. #5 Mark Martin Chevrolet 48.949s (-0.379) 195.632 mph
10. #24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 48.951s (-0.381) 195.624 mph
11. #6 David Ragan Ford 49.077s (-0.507) 195.122 mph
12. #17 Matt Kenseth Ford 49.077s (-0.507) 195.122 mph
13. #99 Carl Edwards Ford 49.217s (-0.647) 194.567 mph
14. #16 Greg Biffle Ford 49.221s (-0.651) 194.551 mph
15. #78 Regan Smith Chevrolet 49.308s (-0.738) 194.208 mph
16. #22 Kurt Busch Dodge 49.308s (-0.738) 194.208 mph
17. #51 Landon Cassill Chevrolet 49.546s (-0.976) 193.275 mph
18. #14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 49.546s (-0.976) 193.275 mph
19. #4 Kasey Kahne Toyota 49.688s (-1.118) 192.723 mph
20. #21 Trevor Bayne Ford 52.948s (-4.378) 180.857 mph
21. #97 Kevin Conway Toyota 53.354s (-4.784) 179.480 mph
22. #9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 53.439s (-4.869) 179.195 mph
23. #38 Travis Kvapil Ford 53.449s (-4.879) 179.161 mph
24. #43 A.J. Allmendinger Ford 53.540s (-4.970) 178.857 mph
25. #2 Brad Keselowski Dodge 53.553s (-4.983) 178.814 mph
26. #115 Michael Waltrip Toyota 53.568s (-4.998) 178.763 mph
27. #31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet 53.574s (-5.004) 178.743 mph
28. #7 Robby Gordon Dodge 53.591s (-5.021) 178.687 mph
29. #32 Terry Labonte Ford 53.631s (-5.061) 178.553 mph
30. #55 J.J. Yeley Ford 53.650s (-5.080) 178.490 mph
31. #66 Michael McDowell Toyota 53.686s (-5.116) 178.370 mph
32. #71 Andy Lally* Ford 53.783s (-5.213) 178.049 mph
33. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 53.812s (-5.242) 177.953 mph
34. #36 Dave Blaney Chevrolet 54.061s (-5.491) 177.133 mph
35. #46 Scott Speed Ford 54.144s (-5.574) 176.862 mph
36. #37 Josh Wise Ford 54.209s (-5.639) 176.650 mph
37. #135 Geoffrey Bodine Chevrolet 54.395s (-5.825) 176.046 mph
38. #77 TJ Bell* Ford 54.727s (-6.157) 174.978 mph
39. #34 David Gilliland Ford 61.620s (-13.050) 155.404 mph
40. #11 Denny Hamlin Toyota
41. #13 Casey Mears Toyota
42. #83 Brian Vickers Toyota
43. #47 Bobby Labonte Toyota
44. #27 Paul Menard Chevrolet
45. #29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet
46. #33 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet
47. #39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet

Practice 1

1. #16 Greg Biffle Ford 48.135s (Leader) 198.941 mph
2. #99 Carl Edwards Ford 48.136s (-0.001) 198.936 mph
3. #5 Mark Martin Chevrolet 48.231s (-0.096) 198.544 mph
4. #24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 48.270s (-0.135) 198.384 mph
5. #9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 48.594s (-0.459) 197.061 mph
6. #43 A.J. Allmendinger Ford 48.596s (-0.461) 197.053 mph
7. #4 Kasey Kahne Toyota 48.604s (-0.469) 197.021 mph
8. #83 Brian Vickers Toyota 48.605s (-0.470) 197.017 mph
9. #14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 48.675s (-0.540) 196.733 mph
10. #47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 48.676s (-0.541) 196.729 mph
11. #78 Regan Smith Chevrolet 48.681s (-0.546) 196.709 mph
12. #22 Kurt Busch Dodge 48.682s (-0.547) 196.705 mph
13. #33 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet 48.769s (-0.634) 196.354 mph
14. #31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet 48.770s (-0.635) 196.350 mph
15. #6 David Ragan Ford 48.784s (-0.649) 196.294 mph
16. #17 Matt Kenseth Ford 48.785s (-0.650) 196.290 mph
17. #29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 48.824s (-0.689) 196.133 mph
18. #27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 48.825s (-0.690) 196.129 mph
19. #2 Brad Keselowski Dodge 48.829s (-0.694) 196.113 mph
20. #36 Dave Blaney Chevrolet 48.830s (-0.695) 196.109 mph
21. #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 49.040s (-0.905) 195.269 mph
22. #48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 49.042s (-0.907) 195.261 mph
23. #39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 49.108s (-0.973) 194.999 mph
24. #11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 49.109s (-0.974) 194.995 mph
25. #51 Landon Cassill Chevrolet 49.293s (-1.158) 194.267 mph
26. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 49.689s (-1.554) 192.719 mph
27. #20 Joey Logano Toyota 49.689s (-1.554) 192.719 mph
28. #34 David Gilliland Ford 50.052s (-1.917) 191.321 mph
29. #00 David Reutimann Toyota 50.054s (-1.919) 191.313 mph
30. #55 J.J. Yeley Ford 50.055s (-1.920) 191.310 mph
31. #56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 50.056s (-1.921) 191.306 mph
32. #32 Terry Labonte Ford 53.210s (-5.075) 179.966 mph
33. #42 Juan Montoya Chevrolet 53.515s (-5.380) 178.941 mph
34. #115 Michael Waltrip Toyota 53.594s (-5.459) 178.677 mph
35. #38 Travis Kvapil Ford 53.709s (-5.574) 178.294 mph
36. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 53.745s (-5.610) 178.175 mph
37. #71 Andy Lally* Ford 53.891s (-5.756) 177.692 mph
38. #7 Robby Gordon Dodge 53.929s (-5.794) 177.567 mph
39. #1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 54.103s (-5.968) 176.996 mph
40. #13 Casey Mears Toyota 54.172s (-6.037) 176.770 mph
41. #37 Josh Wise Ford 54.522s (-6.387) 175.635 mph
42. #46 Scott Speed Ford 54.646s (-6.511) 175.237 mph
43. #135 Geoffrey Bodine Chevrolet 54.730s (-6.595) 174.968 mph
44. #97 Kevin Conway Toyota 57.244s (-9.109) 167.284 mph
45. #21 Trevor Bayne Ford
46. #66 Michael McDowell Toyota
47. #77 TJ Bell* Ford

* Denotes Rookie
+ Set by Owner Points



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