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Cup - Kansas - Qualifying times

AJ Allmendinger took his first pole position for Penske Racing at Kansas Speedway on Saturday, ahead of Sunday afternoon's STP 400 Sprint Cup race.
AJ Allmendinger will start Sunday's STP 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race from pole position on the 1.5-mile Kansas Speedway D-shaped oval track.

It's Allmendinger's second pole in 160 starts and the first since his switch to Penske Racing, replacing Kurt Busch in the team at the start of the season.

Allmendinger's time of 30.683s (175.993mph) was 0.043s ahead of Kevin harvick, who will start alongside him on the front row of the grid.

Qualifying times

1. #22 AJ Allmendinger Dodge 30.683s (Leader) 175.993mph
2. #29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 30.726s (-0.043) 175.747mph
3. #20 Joey Logano Toyota 30.730s (-0.047) 175.724mph
4. #11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 30.740s (-0.057) 175.667mph
5. #55 Mark Martin Toyota 30.772s (-0.089) 175.484mph
6. #56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 30.779s (-0.096) 175.444mph
7. #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 30.802s (-0.119) 175.313mph
8. #15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 30.804s (-0.121) 175.302mph
9. #5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet 30.841s (-0.158) 175.092mph
10. #12 Sam Hornish Jr. Dodge 30.842s (-0.159) 175.086mph
11. #2 Brad Keselowski Dodge 30.846s (-0.163) 175.063mph
12. #31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet 30.870s (-0.187) 174.927mph
13. #39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 30.877s (-0.194) 174.887mph
14. #51 Kurt Busch Chevrolet 30.879s (-0.196) 174.876mph
15. #48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 30.892s (-0.209) 174.803mph
16. #10 David Reutimann Chevrolet 30.892s (-0.209) 174.803mph
17. #16 Greg Biffle Ford 30.909s (-0.226) 174.706mph
18. #17 Matt Kenseth Ford 30.948s (-0.265) 174.486mph
19. #27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 30.977s (-0.294) 174.323mph
20. #24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 30.988s (-0.305) 174.261mph
21. #99 Carl Edwards Ford 30.991s (-0.308) 174.244mph
22. #38 David Gilliland Ford 31.004s (-0.321) 174.171mph
23. #14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 31.009s (-0.326) 174.143mph
24. #30 David Stremme Toyota 31.029s (-0.346) 174.031mph
25. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 31.031s (-0.348) 174.020mph
26. #43 Aric Almirola Ford 31.034s (-0.351) 174.003mph
27. #34 David Ragan Ford 31.044s (-0.361) 173.947mph
28. #9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 31.059s (-0.376) 173.863mph
29. #78 Regan Smith Chevrolet 31.078s (-0.395) 173.756mph
30. #47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 31.080s (-0.397) 173.745mph
31. #249 J.J. Yeley Toyota 31.121s (-0.438) 173.516mph
32. #83 Landon Cassill Toyota 31.144s (-0.461) 173.388mph
33. #36 Dave Blaney Chevrolet 31.145s (-0.462) 173.383mph
34. #23 Scott Riggs Chevrolet 31.169s (-0.486) 173.249mph
35. #93 Travis Kvapil Toyota 31.174s (-0.491) 173.221mph
36. #1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 31.181s (-0.498) 173.182mph
37. #98 Michael McDowell Ford 31.186s (-0.503) 173.155mph
38. #26 Josh Wise* Ford 31.258s (-0.575) 172.756mph
39. #42 Juan Montoya Chevrolet 31.303s (-0.620) 172.507mph
40. #13 Casey Mears Ford 31.398s (-0.715) 171.986mph
41. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 31.464s (-0.781) 171.625mph
42. #32 Reed Sorenson+ Ford 31.754s (-1.071) 170.057mph
43. #119 Mike Bliss Toyota 31.506s (-0.823) 171.396mph

Did Not Qualify

44. #179 Tim Andrews Ford 31.581s (-0.898) 170.989mph
45. #33 Jeff Green Chevrolet 31.808s (-1.125) 169.769mph
46. #74 Tony Raines Chevrolet 31.869s (-1.186) 169.444mph

+ Set by Owner Points

Practice 2

1. #48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 30.865s (Leader) 174.955 mph
2. #55 Mark Martin Toyota 30.978s (-0.113) 174.317 mph
3. #56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 31.070s (-0.205) 173.801 mph
4. #16 Greg Biffle Ford 31.158s (-0.293) 173.310 mph
5. #11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 31.234s (-0.369) 172.889 mph
6. #2 Brad Keselowski Dodge 31.241s (-0.376) 172.850 mph
7. #12 Sam Hornish Jr. Dodge 31.268s (-0.403) 172.701 mph
8. #22 AJ Allmendinger Dodge 31.281s (-0.416) 172.629 mph
9. #17 Matt Kenseth Ford 31.340s (-0.475) 172.304 mph
10. #29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 31.349s (-0.484) 172.254 mph
11. #15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 31.381s (-0.516) 172.079 mph
12. #99 Carl Edwards Ford 31.398s (-0.533) 171.985 mph
13. #14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 31.409s (-0.544) 171.925 mph
14. #31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet 31.472s (-0.607) 171.581 mph
15. #10 David Reutimann Chevrolet 31.476s (-0.611) 171.559 mph
16. #27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 31.496s (-0.631) 171.450 mph
17. #1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 31.534s (-0.669) 171.244 mph
18. #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 31.539s (-0.674) 171.217 mph
19. #9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 31.553s (-0.688) 171.141 mph
20. #43 Aric Almirola Ford 31.593s (-0.728) 170.924 mph
21. #47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 31.608s (-0.743) 170.843 mph
22. #98 Michael McDowell Ford 31.627s (-0.762) 170.740 mph
23. #51 Kurt Busch Chevrolet 31.629s (-0.764) 170.729 mph
24. #5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet 31.630s (-0.765) 170.724 mph
25. #39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 31.655s (-0.790) 170.589 mph
26. #30 David Stremme Toyota 31.666s (-0.801) 170.530 mph
27. #42 Juan Pablo Montoya Chevrolet 31.684s (-0.819) 170.433 mph
28. #20 Joey Logano Toyota 31.756s (-0.891) 170.047 mph
29. #13 Casey Mears Ford 31.780s (-0.915) 169.918 mph
30. #26 Josh Wise * Ford 31.817s (-0.952) 169.721 mph
31. #34 David Ragan Ford 31.831s (-0.966) 169.646 mph
32. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 31.846s (-0.981) 169.566 mph
33. #19 Mike Bliss Toyota 31.857s (-0.992) 169.507 mph
34. #78 Regan Smith Chevrolet 31.860s (-0.995) 169.492 mph
35. #49 JJ Yeley Toyota 31.863s (-0.998) 169.476 mph
36. #83 Landon Cassill Toyota 31.944s (-1.079) 169.046 mph
37. #24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 31.950s (-1.085) 169.014 mph
38. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 31.972s (-1.107) 168.898 mph
39. #93 Travis Kvapil Toyota 32.032s (-1.167) 168.581 mph
40. #23 Scott Riggs Chevrolet 32.050s (-1.185) 168.487 mph
41. #74 Tony Raines Chevrolet 32.082s (-1.217) 168.319 mph
42. #79 Tim Andrews Ford 32.087s (-1.222) 168.292 mph
43. #32 Reed Sorenson Ford 32.104s (-1.239) 168.203 mph
44. #38 David Gilliland Ford 32.179s (-1.314) 167.811 mph
45. #33 Jeff Green Chevrolet 32.260s (-1.395) 167.390 mph
46. #36 Dave Blaney Chevrolet 32.369s (-1.504) 166.826 mph

Practice 1

1. #48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 30.865s (Leader) 174.955 mph
2. #55 Mark Martin Toyota 30.978s (-0.113) 174.317 mph
3. #56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 31.070s (-0.205) 173.801 mph
4. #16 Greg Biffle Ford 31.158s (-0.293) 173.310 mph
5. #11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 31.234s (-0.369) 172.889 mph
6. #2 Brad Keselowski Dodge 31.241s (-0.376) 172.850 mph
7. #12 Sam Hornish Jr. Dodge 31.268s (-0.403) 172.701 mph
8. #22 AJ Allmendinger Dodge 31.281s (-0.416) 172.629 mph
9. #17 Matt Kenseth Ford 31.340s (-0.475) 172.304 mph
10. #29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 31.349s (-0.484) 172.254 mph
11. #15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 31.381s (-0.516) 172.079 mph
12. #99 Carl Edwards Ford 31.398s (-0.533) 171.985 mph
13. #14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 31.409s (-0.544) 171.925 mph
14. #31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet 31.472s (-0.607) 171.581 mph
15. #10 David Reutimann Chevrolet 31.476s (-0.611) 171.559 mph
16. #27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 31.496s (-0.631) 171.450 mph
17. #1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 31.534s (-0.669) 171.244 mph
18. #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 31.539s (-0.674) 171.217 mph
19. #9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 31.553s (-0.688) 171.141 mph
20. #43 Aric Almirola Ford 31.593s (-0.728) 170.924 mph
21. #47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 31.608s (-0.743) 170.843 mph
22. #98 Michael McDowell Ford 31.627s (-0.762) 170.740 mph
23. #51 Kurt Busch Chevrolet 31.629s (-0.764) 170.729 mph
24. #5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet 31.630s (-0.765) 170.724 mph
25. #39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 31.655s (-0.790) 170.589 mph
26. #30 David Stremme Toyota 31.666s (-0.801) 170.530 mph
27. #42 Juan Pablo Montoya Chevrolet 31.684s (-0.819) 170.433 mph
28. #20 Joey Logano Toyota 31.756s (-0.891) 170.047 mph
29. #13 Casey Mears Ford 31.780s (-0.915) 169.918 mph
30. #26 Josh Wise * Ford 31.817s (-0.952) 169.721 mph
31. #34 David Ragan Ford 31.831s (-0.966) 169.646 mph
32. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 31.846s (-0.981) 169.566 mph
33. #19 Mike Bliss Toyota 31.857s (-0.992) 169.507 mph
34. #78 Regan Smith Chevrolet 31.860s (-0.995) 169.492 mph
35. #49 JJ Yeley Toyota 31.863s (-0.998) 169.476 mph
36. #83 Landon Cassill Toyota 31.944s (-1.079) 169.046 mph
37. #24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 31.950s (-1.085) 169.014 mph
38. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 31.972s (-1.107) 168.898 mph
39. #93 Travis Kvapil Toyota 32.032s (-1.167) 168.581 mph
40. #23 Scott Riggs Chevrolet 32.050s (-1.185) 168.487 mph
41. #74 Tony Raines Chevrolet 32.082s (-1.217) 168.319 mph
42. #79 Tim Andrews Ford 32.087s (-1.222) 168.292 mph
43. #32 Reed Sorenson Ford 32.104s (-1.239) 168.203 mph
44. #38 David Gilliland Ford 32.179s (-1.314) 167.811 mph
45. #33 Jeff Green Chevrolet 32.260s (-1.395) 167.390 mph
46. #36 Dave Blaney Chevrolet 32.369s (-1.504) 166.826 mph

* denotes rookie



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