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Cup - Martinsville - Qualifying times

31 March 2012

Hendrick Motorsports' latest recruit Kasey Kahne put the #5 car on pole position on Saturday afternoon for Sunday's Goody's Fast Relief 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at the half mile oval.

This is Kahne's 24th pole in 294 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races, and his first pole in 17 races at Martinsville Speedway. His previous best start at Martinsville was second in 2005.

Kevin Harvick - who earlier claimed pole position for the Camping World Truck Series race on Saturday - posted his fourth top-10 start of 2012 and his 11th in 22 races at Martinsville Speedway.

Josh Wise was the fastest qualifying rookie in 30th. JJ Yeley made it onto the 43-car grid after Tony Raines car failed post-qualifying technical inspection for having too low a ride height and had its times deleted.

Qualifying times

1. #5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet 19.496s (Leader) 97.128mph
2. #29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 19.512s (-0.016) 97.048mph
3. #11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 19.521s (-0.025) 97.003mph
4. #15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 19.521s (-0.025) 97.003mph
5. #39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 19.524s (-0.028) 96.988mph
6. #55 Brian Vickers Toyota 19.569s (-0.073) 96.765mph
7. #2 Brad Keselowski Dodge 19.572s (-0.076) 96.751mph
8. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 19.573s (-0.077) 96.745mph
9. #24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 19.576s (-0.080) 96.731mph
10. #20 Joey Logano Toyota 19.581s (-0.085) 96.706mph
11. #27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 19.582s (-0.086) 96.701mph
12. #9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 19.597s (-0.101) 96.627mph
13. #56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 19.606s (-0.110) 96.583mph
14. #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 19.637s (-0.141) 96.430mph
15. #14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 19.659s (-0.163) 96.322mph
16. #47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 19.681s (-0.185) 96.215mph
17. #78 Regan Smith Chevrolet 19.684s (-0.188) 96.200mph
18. #31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet 19.688s (-0.192) 96.180mph
19. #1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 19.715s (-0.219) 96.049mph
20. #43 Aric Almirola Ford 19.715s (-0.219) 96.049mph
21. #17 Matt Kenseth Ford 19.731s (-0.235) 95.971mph
22. #48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 19.755s (-0.259) 95.854mph
23. #98 Michael McDowell Ford 19.756s (-0.260) 95.849mph
24. #34 David Ragan Ford 19.760s (-0.264) 95.830mph
25. #13 Casey Mears Ford 19.767s (-0.271) 95.796mph
26. #16 Greg Biffle Ford 19.778s (-0.282) 95.743mph
27. #22 AJ Allmendinger Dodge 19.779s (-0.283) 95.738mph
28. #99 Carl Edwards Ford 19.806s (-0.310) 95.607mph
29. #10 David Reutimann Chevrolet 19.806s (-0.310) 95.607mph
30. #26 Josh Wise* Ford 19.811s (-0.315) 95.583mph
31. #83 Landon Cassill Toyota 19.826s (-0.330) 95.511mph
32. #42 Juan Montoya Chevrolet 19.833s (-0.337) 95.477mph
33. #23 Scott Riggs Chevrolet 19.859s (-0.363) 95.352mph
34. #93 Travis Kvapil Toyota 19.860s (-0.364) 95.347mph
35. #74 Reed Sorenson Chevrolet 19.886s (-0.390) 95.223mph
36. #32 Ken Schrader Ford 19.906s (-0.410) 95.127mph
37. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 19.946s (-0.450) 94.936mph
38. #38 David Gilliland Ford 19.979s (-0.483) 94.780mph
39. #30 David Stremme Toyota 20.015s (-0.519) 94.609mph
40. #51 Kurt Busch Chevrolet 20.024s (-0.528) 94.566mph
41. #33 Hermie Sadler Chevrolet 20.041s (-0.545) 94.486mph
42. #36 Dave Blaney + Chevrolet 20.322s (-0.826) 93.180mph
43. #249 JJ Yeley Toyota 20.315s (-0.819) 93.212mph

Did not qualify

44. #52 Scott Speed Toyota 20.560s (-1.064) 92.101mph
45. #119 Mike Bliss Toyota 22.318s (-2.822) 84.846mph
46. #37 Tony Raines ** Ford 20.197s (-0.701) 93.757mph

+ Set by Owner Points
* Denotes Rookie
** time deleted for technical infringement


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