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Cup - Texas - Qualifying times

Greg Biffle took pole position at Texas Motor Speedway during qualifying on Friday evening, putting him alongside Roush Fenway team mate David Ragan for Sunday's Cup race.
Greg Biffle was a single thousandth of a second ahead of Roush Fenway team mate David Ragan in qualifying for Sunday's AAA Texas 500 Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway, but it was enough to decide pole position.

It's Biffle's ninth Cup pole in 328 races - his third in 2011 alone - and his first at Texas. Biffle also topped the earlier Friday afternoon practice session.

Another RFR driver, Matt Kenseth, will start from third position, but the fourth member of the squad - championship leader Carl Edwards - could only manage seventh place, putting him alongside Brad Keselowski but one row behind chief title rival Tony Stewart who starts from fifth.

Qualifying times

1. #16 Greg Biffle Ford 27.873s (Leader) 193.736mph
2. #6 David Ragan Ford 27.874s (-0.001) 193.729mph
3. #17 Matt Kenseth Ford 27.884s (-0.011) 193.659mph
4. #27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 27.916s (-0.043) 193.438mph
5. #14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 27.942s (-0.069) 193.258mph
6. #00 David Reutimann Toyota 27.953s (-0.080) 193.181mph
7. #99 Carl Edwards Ford 27.969s (-0.096) 193.071mph
8. #2 Brad Keselowski Dodge 27.976s (-0.103) 193.023mph
9. #4 Kasey Kahne Toyota 27.987s (-0.114) 192.947mph
10. #78 Regan Smith Chevrolet 27.995s (-0.122) 192.892mph
11. #48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 27.998s (-0.125) 192.871mph
12. #9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 28.006s (-0.133) 192.816mph
13. #21 Trevor Bayne Ford 28.039s (-0.166) 192.589mph
14. #22 Kurt Busch Dodge 28.056s (-0.183) 192.472mph
15. #42 Juan Montoya Chevrolet 28.072s (-0.199) 192.363mph
16. #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 28.106s (-0.233) 192.130mph
17. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 28.107s (-0.234) 192.123mph
18. #33 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet 28.107s (-0.234) 192.123mph
19. #56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 28.127s (-0.254) 191.986mph
20. #83 Brian Vickers Toyota 28.137s (-0.264) 191.918mph
21. #29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 28.177s (-0.304) 191.646mph
22. #1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 28.188s (-0.315) 191.571mph
23. #24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 28.189s (-0.316) 191.564mph
24. #39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 28.210s (-0.337) 191.421mph
25. #20 Joey Logano Toyota 28.228s (-0.355) 191.299mph
26. #43 A.J. Allmendinger Ford 28.235s (-0.362) 191.252mph
27. #55 J.J. Yeley Ford 28.262s (-0.389) 191.069mph
28. #11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 28.273s (-0.400) 190.995mph
29. #51 Landon Cassill Chevrolet 28.326s (-0.453) 190.638mph
30. #5 Mark Martin Chevrolet 28.356s (-0.483) 190.436mph
31. #31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet 28.363s (-0.490) 190.389mph
32. #47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 28.388s (-0.515) 190.221mph
33. #13 Casey Mears Toyota 28.388s (-0.515) 190.221mph
34. #34 David Gilliland Ford 28.418s (-0.545) 190.020mph
35. #66 Michael McDowell Toyota 28.460s (-0.587) 189.740mph
36. #135 Dave Blaney Chevrolet 28.475s (-0.602) 189.640mph
37. #32 Mike Bliss Ford 28.586s (-0.713) 188.904mph
38. #37 Mike Skinner Ford 28.586s (-0.713) 188.904mph
39. #46 Scott Speed Ford 28.620s (-0.747) 188.679mph
40. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 28.632s (-0.759) 188.600mph
41. #38 Travis Kvapil+ Ford 28.711s (-0.838) 188.081mph
42. #36 Geoffrey Bodine+ Chevrolet 29.646s (-1.773) 182.149mph
43. #71 Andy Lally* Ford 28.643s (-0.770) 188.528mph

Did Not Qualify

44. #30 David Stremme Chevrolet 28.669s (-0.796) 188.357mph
45. #195 David Starr Ford 28.671s (-0.798) 188.344mph
46. #7 Reed Sorenson Dodge 28.849s (-0.976) 187.182mph

Practice 1

1. #16 Greg Biffle Ford 27.932s (Leader) 193.327 mph
2. #99 Carl Edwards Ford 27.973s (-0.041) 193.043 mph
3. #14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 28.021s (-0.089) 192.713 mph
4. #9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 28.056s (-0.124) 192.472 mph
5. #78 Regan Smith Chevrolet 28.069s (-0.137) 192.383 mph
6. #42 Juan Montoya Chevrolet 28.088s (-0.156) 192.253 mph
7. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 28.092s (-0.160) 192.225 mph
8. #21 Trevor Bayne Ford 28.119s (-0.187) 192.041 mph
9. #17 Matt Kenseth Ford 28.125s (-0.193) 192.000 mph
10. #22 Kurt Busch Dodge 28.139s (-0.207) 191.904 mph
11. #43 A.J. Allmendinger Ford 28.152s (-0.220) 191.816 mph
12. #6 David Ragan Ford 28.167s (-0.235) 191.714 mph
13. #56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 28.192s (-0.260) 191.544 mph
14. #4 Kasey Kahne Toyota 28.207s (-0.275) 191.442 mph
15. #39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 28.213s (-0.281) 191.401 mph
16. #00 David Reutimann Toyota 28.228s (-0.296) 191.299 mph
17. #2 Brad Keselowski Dodge 28.244s (-0.312) 191.191 mph
18. #33 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet 28.247s (-0.315) 191.171 mph
19. #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 28.258s (-0.326) 191.096 mph
20. #83 Brian Vickers Toyota 28.263s (-0.331) 191.062 mph
21. #48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 28.316s (-0.384) 190.705 mph
22. #27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 28.336s (-0.404) 190.570 mph
23. #29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 28.362s (-0.430) 190.396 mph
24. #51 Landon Cassill Chevrolet 28.382s (-0.450) 190.261 mph
25. #11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 28.406s (-0.474) 190.101 mph
26. #13 Casey Mears Toyota 28.410s (-0.478) 190.074 mph
27. #55 J.J. Yeley Ford 28.428s (-0.496) 189.954 mph
28. #24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 28.449s (-0.517) 189.813 mph
29. #47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 28.450s (-0.518) 189.807 mph
30. #1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 28.518s (-0.586) 189.354 mph
31. #20 Joey Logano Toyota 28.520s (-0.588) 189.341 mph
32. #5 Mark Martin Chevrolet 28.540s (-0.608) 189.208 mph
33. #30 David Stremme Chevrolet 28.560s (-0.628) 189.076 mph
34. #66 Michael McDowell Toyota 28.626s (-0.694) 188.640 mph
35. #31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet 28.648s (-0.716) 188.495 mph
36. #34 David Gilliland Ford 28.650s (-0.718) 188.482 mph
37. #38 Travis Kvapil Ford 28.651s (-0.719) 188.475 mph
38. #135 Dave Blaney Chevrolet 28.662s (-0.730) 188.403 mph
39. #37 Mike Skinner Ford 28.694s (-0.762) 188.193 mph
40. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 28.711s (-0.779) 188.081 mph
41. #32 Mike Bliss Ford 28.831s (-0.899) 187.298 mph
42. #46 Scott Speed Ford 28.865s (-0.933) 187.078 mph
43. #71 Andy Lally* Ford 28.950s (-1.018) 186.529 mph
44. #195 David Starr Ford 28.992s (-1.060) 186.258 mph
45. #7 Reed Sorenson Dodge 29.074s (-1.142) 185.733 mph
46. #36 Geoffrey Bodine Chevrolet 29.524s (-1.592) 182.902 mph

* Denotes Rookie
+ Set by Owner Points



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