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Cup - Bristol - Qualifying times

Greg Biffle took pole position for Sunday's Food City 500 Sprint Cup race at Bristol Motor Speedway by just one thousandth of a second over AJ Allmendinger.
Greg Biffle won the Coors Light Pole Award for the 52nd Annual Food City 500 with a lap of 15.324s (125.215 mph) on Friday afternoon.

It's Biffle's 10th pole in 334 Cup races, but his first at Bristol in 19 races at the half-mile oval.

His time was just 0.001s ahead of AJ Allmendinger, who will line up alongside Biffle for the start of Sunday's race. Ryan Newman and Jeff Gordon form the second row of the grid, with Brad Keselowski and Regan Smith behind them on the third row.

Rookie Timmy Hill was the only driver not to make the 43-car grid, after Robby Gordon earlier withdrew with technical problems with the new electronic fuel injection system.

Qualifying times

1. #16 Greg Biffle Ford 15.324s (Leader) 125.215mph
2. #22 A.J. Allmendinger Dodge 15.325s (-0.001) 125.207mph
3. #39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 15.331s (-0.007) 125.158mph
4. #24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 15.340s (-0.016) 125.085mph
5. #2 Brad Keselowski Dodge 15.367s (-0.043) 124.865mph
6. #78 Regan Smith Chevrolet 15.373s (-0.049) 124.816mph
7. #43 Aric Almirola Ford 15.385s (-0.061) 124.719mph
8. #99 Carl Edwards Ford 15.389s (-0.065) 124.687mph
9. #20 Joey Logano Toyota 15.392s (-0.068) 124.662mph
10. #5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet 15.430s (-0.106) 124.355mph
11. #27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 15.432s (-0.108) 124.339mph
12. #9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 15.433s (-0.109) 124.331mph
13. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 15.452s (-0.128) 124.178mph
14. #29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 15.461s (-0.137) 124.106mph
15. #56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 15.461s (-0.137) 124.106mph
16. #15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 15.474s (-0.150) 124.002mph
17. #1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 15.480s (-0.156) 123.953mph
18. #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 15.491s (-0.167) 123.866mph
19. #10 David Reutimann Chevrolet 15.491s (-0.167) 123.866mph
20. #11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 15.495s (-0.171) 123.834mph
21. #17 Matt Kenseth Ford 15.516s (-0.192) 123.666mph
22. #48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 15.532s (-0.208) 123.538mph
23. #14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 15.541s (-0.217) 123.467mph
24. #13 Casey Mears Ford 15.547s (-0.223) 123.419mph
25. #55 Brian Vickers Toyota 15.547s (-0.223) 123.419mph
26. #38 David Gilliland Ford 15.566s (-0.242) 123.269mph
27. #51 Kurt Busch Chevrolet 15.577s (-0.253) 123.182mph
28. #30 David Stremme Toyota 15.589s (-0.265) 123.087mph
29. #83 Landon Cassill Toyota 15.594s (-0.270) 123.047mph
30. #42 Juan Montoya Chevrolet 15.601s (-0.277) 122.992mph
31. #34 David Ragan Ford 15.604s (-0.280) 122.968mph
32. #33 Brendan Gaughan Chevrolet 15.617s (-0.293) 122.866mph
33. #31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet 15.628s (-0.304) 122.780mph
34. #93 Travis Kvapil Toyota 15.638s (-0.314) 122.701mph
35. #36 Dave Blaney Chevrolet 15.646s (-0.322) 122.638mph
36. #47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 15.648s (-0.324) 122.623mph
37. #26 Josh Wise* Ford 15.679s (-0.355) 122.380mph
38. #74 Reed Sorenson Chevrolet 15.691s (-0.367) 122.287mph
39. #98 Michael McDowell Ford 15.732s (-0.408) 121.968mph
40. #249 J.J. Yeley Toyota 15.750s (-0.426) 121.829mph
41. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 15.765s (-0.441) 121.713mph
42. #32 Ken Schrader+ Ford 15.907s (-0.583) 120.626mph
43. #23 Scott Riggs Chevrolet 15.809s (-0.485) 121.374mph

Did Not Qualify

44. #37 Timmy Hill* Ford 15.953s (-0.629) 120.278mph

Practice 1

1. #99 Carl Edwards Ford 15.484s (Leader) 123.922 mph
2. #22 A.J. Allmendinger Dodge 15.489s (-0.005) 123.882 mph
3. #9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 15.491s (-0.007) 123.866 mph
4. #20 Joey Logano Toyota 15.496s (-0.012) 123.826 mph
5. #24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 15.508s (-0.024) 123.730 mph
6. #39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 15.508s (-0.024) 123.730 mph
7. #78 Regan Smith Chevrolet 15.517s (-0.033) 123.658 mph
8. #29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 15.517s (-0.033) 123.658 mph
9. #56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 15.518s (-0.034) 123.650 mph
10. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 15.525s (-0.041) 123.594 mph
11. #16 Greg Biffle Ford 15.528s (-0.044) 123.570 mph
12. #43 Aric Almirola Ford 15.536s (-0.052) 123.507 mph
13. #1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 15.549s (-0.065) 123.403 mph
14. #11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 15.558s (-0.074) 123.332 mph
15. #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 15.563s (-0.079) 123.292 mph
16. #42 Juan Montoya Chevrolet 15.567s (-0.083) 123.261 mph
17. #17 Matt Kenseth Ford 15.574s (-0.090) 123.205 mph
18. #27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 15.580s (-0.096) 123.158 mph
19. #31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet 15.582s (-0.098) 123.142 mph
20. #48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 15.584s (-0.100) 123.126 mph
21. #5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet 15.592s (-0.108) 123.063 mph
22. #15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 15.593s (-0.109) 123.055 mph
23. #2 Brad Keselowski Dodge 15.593s (-0.109) 123.055 mph
24. #10 David Reutimann Chevrolet 15.608s (-0.124) 122.937 mph
25. #14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 15.612s (-0.128) 122.906 mph
26. #83 Landon Cassill Toyota 15.614s (-0.130) 122.890 mph
27. #55 Brian Vickers Toyota 15.619s (-0.135) 122.850 mph
28. #13 Casey Mears Ford 15.620s (-0.136) 122.842 mph
29. #38 David Gilliland Ford 15.621s (-0.137) 122.835 mph
30. #93 Travis Kvapil Toyota 15.630s (-0.146) 122.764 mph
31. #34 David Ragan Ford 15.630s (-0.146) 122.764 mph
32. #36 Dave Blaney Chevrolet 15.633s (-0.149) 122.740 mph
33. #51 Kurt Busch Chevrolet 15.654s (-0.170) 122.576 mph
34. #30 David Stremme Toyota 15.667s (-0.183) 122.474 mph
35. #74 Reed Sorenson Chevrolet 15.693s (-0.209) 122.271 mph
36. #26 Josh Wise* Ford 15.718s (-0.234) 122.077 mph
37. #98 Michael McDowell Ford 15.721s (-0.237) 122.053 mph
38. #33 Brendan Gaughan Chevrolet 15.733s (-0.249) 121.960 mph
39. #249 J.J. Yeley Toyota 15.753s (-0.269) 121.805 mph
40. #47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 15.759s (-0.275) 121.759 mph
41. #37 Timmy Hill* Ford 15.869s (-0.385) 120.915 mph
42. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 15.874s (-0.390) 120.877 mph
43. #32 Ken Schrader Ford 15.915s (-0.431) 120.565 mph
44. #23 Scott Riggs Chevrolet 16.041s (-0.557) 119.618 mph
45. #7 Robby Gordon Dodge

* Denotes Rookie
+ Set by Owner Points



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