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Cup: Pocono - Qualifying times

Joey Logano will start Sunday's Pocono 400 Sprint Cup race from pole position after his lap of 50.112s (179.598mph) convincingly saw off the challenge of Carl Edwards in second.
Joe Gibbs Racing's Joey Logano claimed pole position at Pocono for the Pocono 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Sunday afternoon, his fourth pole in 125 series starts.

His time of 50.112s (179.598mph) was a new lap record for the unique triangular oval circuit, following its repaving which eliminated many of the bumps of the old track and made for a much smoother and faster ride for all the drivers. Logano had previously also topped the second practice session of the weekend.

Carl Edwards was in second place, 0.205s off Logano's time, while Paul Menard and Kyle Busch will form the second row of the grid.

With 44 cars taking part in qualifying, David Stremme was the unlucky man out and failed to make the 43-car based on qualifying speed.

Qualifying times

1. #20 Joey Logano Toyota 50.112s (Leader) 179.598mph
2. #99 Carl Edwards Ford 50.317s (-0.205) 178.866mph
3. #27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 50.397s (-0.285) 178.582mph
4. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 50.399s (-0.287) 178.575mph
5. #11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 50.408s (-0.296) 178.543mph
6. #55 Mark Martin Toyota 50.497s (-0.385) 178.228mph
7. #78 Regan Smith Chevrolet 50.517s (-0.405) 178.158mph
8. #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 50.579s (-0.467) 177.939mph
9. #9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 50.601s (-0.489) 177.862mph
10. #5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet 50.612s (-0.500) 177.823mph
11. #1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 50.659s (-0.547) 177.658mph
12. #24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 50.694s (-0.582) 177.536mph
13. #16 Greg Biffle Ford 50.699s (-0.587) 177.518mph
14. #17 Matt Kenseth Ford 50.704s (-0.592) 177.501mph
15. #83 Landon Cassill Toyota 50.789s (-0.677) 177.204mph
16. #15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 50.840s (-0.728) 177.026mph
17. #42 Juan Montoya Chevrolet 50.851s (-0.739) 176.988mph
18. #39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 50.890s (-0.778) 176.852mph
19. #22 AJ Allmendinger Dodge 50.904s (-0.792) 176.803mph
20. #31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet 50.946s (-0.834) 176.658mph
21. #29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 50.979s (-0.867) 176.543mph
22. #14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 51.015s (-0.903) 176.419mph
23. #56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 51.090s (-0.978) 176.160mph
24. #48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 51.093s (-0.981) 176.149mph
25. #51 David Reutimann Chevrolet 51.115s (-1.003) 176.074mph
26. #13 Casey Mears Ford 51.254s (-1.142) 175.596mph
27. #47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 51.260s (-1.148) 175.576mph
28. #119 Mike Bliss Toyota 51.315s (-1.203) 175.387mph
29. #43 Aric Almirola Ford 51.382s (-1.270) 175.159mph
30. #98 Michael McDowell Ford 51.407s (-1.295) 175.073mph
31. #2 Brad Keselowski Dodge 51.464s (-1.352) 174.880mph
32. #249 J.J. Yeley Toyota 51.741s (-1.629) 173.943mph
33. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 51.763s (-1.651) 173.869mph
34. #34 David Ragan Ford 51.768s (-1.656) 173.853mph
35. #26 Josh Wise* Ford 51.874s (-1.762) 173.497mph
36. #38 David Gilliland Ford 51.951s (-1.839) 173.240mph
37. #93 Travis Kvapil Toyota 52.370s (-2.258) 171.854mph
38. #23 Scott Riggs Chevrolet 52.472s (-2.360) 171.520mph
39. #74 Stacy Compton Chevrolet 52.584s (-2.472) 171.155mph
40. #36 Tony Raines Chevrolet 53.760s (-3.648) 167.411mph
41. #32 Reed Sorenson+ Ford -s (-) -mph
42. #10 Dave Blaney+ Chevrolet -s (-) -mph
43. #33 Stephen Leicht* Chevrolet 52.834s (-2.722) 170.345mph

Did Not Qualify

44. #30 David Stremme Toyota 52.940s (-2.828) 170.004mph

* denotes rookie
+ denotes qualified on car owner points

Practice 2 times

1. #20 Joey Logano Toyota 50.139s (Leader) 179.501 mph
2. #99 Carl Edwards Ford 50.178s (-0.039) 179.361 mph
3. #24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 50.249s (-0.110) 179.108 mph
4. #27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 50.336s (-0.197) 178.798 mph
5. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 50.409s (-0.270) 178.540 mph
6. #5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet 50.433s (-0.294) 178.455 mph
7. #16 Greg Biffle Ford 50.476s (-0.337) 178.303 mph
8. #2 Brad Keselowski Dodge 50.652s (-0.513) 177.683 mph
9. #22 AJ Allmendinger Dodge 50.716s (-0.577) 177.459 mph
10. #9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 50.752s (-0.613) 177.333 mph
11. #83 Landon Cassill Toyota 50.769s (-0.630) 177.273 mph
12. #42 Juan Montoya Chevrolet 50.786s (-0.647) 177.214 mph
13. #31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet 50.795s (-0.656) 177.183 mph
14. #17 Matt Kenseth Ford 50.887s (-0.748) 176.863 mph
15. #13 Casey Mears Ford 50.898s (-0.759) 176.824 mph
16. #98 Michael McDowell Ford 50.933s (-0.794) 176.703 mph
17. #51 David Reutimann Chevrolet 50.943s (-0.804) 176.668 mph
18. #11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 50.949s (-0.810) 176.647 mph
19. #30 David Stremme Toyota 51.025s (-0.886) 176.384 mph
20. #55 Mark Martin Toyota 51.029s (-0.890) 176.370 mph
21. #48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 51.062s (-0.923) 176.256 mph
22. #43 Aric Almirola Ford 51.072s (-0.933) 176.222 mph
23. #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 51.085s (-0.946) 176.177 mph
24. #38 David Gilliland Ford 51.122s (-0.983) 176.049 mph
25. #14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 51.176s (-1.037) 175.864 mph
26. #93 Travis Kvapil Toyota 51.190s (-1.051) 175.816 mph
27. #119 Mike Bliss Toyota 51.204s (-1.065) 175.768 mph
28. #249 J.J. Yeley Toyota 51.211s (-1.072) 175.743 mph
29. #39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 51.261s (-1.122) 175.572 mph
30. #26 Josh Wise* Ford 51.261s (-1.122) 175.572 mph
31. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 51.262s (-1.123) 175.569 mph
32. #56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 51.301s (-1.162) 175.435 mph
33. #29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 51.309s (-1.170) 175.408 mph
34. #1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 51.407s (-1.268) 175.073 mph
35. #23 Scott Riggs Chevrolet 51.467s (-1.328) 174.869 mph
36. #78 Regan Smith Chevrolet 51.468s (-1.329) 174.866 mph
37. #15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 51.477s (-1.338) 174.835 mph
38. #34 David Ragan Ford 51.593s (-1.454) 174.442 mph
39. #74 Stacy Compton Chevrolet 51.792s (-1.653) 173.772 mph
40. #33 Stephen Leicht* Chevrolet 51.823s (-1.684) 173.668 mph
41. #47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 51.932s (-1.793) 173.304 mph
42. #10 Dave Blaney Chevrolet 51.972s (-1.833) 173.170 mph
43. #32 Reed Sorenson Ford 52.556s (-2.417) 171.246 mph
44. #36 Tony Raines Chevrolet 52.986s (-2.847) 169.856 mph

Practice 1 times

1. #55 Mark Martin Toyota 50.173s (Leader) 179.379 mph
2. #1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 50.297s (-0.124) 178.937 mph
3. #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 50.333s (-0.160) 178.809 mph
4. #48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 50.370s (-0.197) 178.678 mph
5. #22 AJ Allmendinger Dodge 50.504s (-0.331) 178.204 mph
6. #39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 50.613s (-0.440) 177.820 mph
7. #5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet 50.616s (-0.443) 177.809 mph
8. #14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 50.636s (-0.463) 177.739 mph
9. #11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 50.642s (-0.469) 177.718 mph
10. #78 Regan Smith Chevrolet 50.680s (-0.507) 177.585 mph
11. #27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 50.728s (-0.555) 177.417 mph
12. #56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 50.729s (-0.556) 177.413 mph
13. #2 Brad Keselowski Dodge 50.789s (-0.616) 177.204 mph
14. #17 Matt Kenseth Ford 50.886s (-0.713) 176.866 mph
15. #24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 50.975s (-0.802) 176.557 mph
16. #29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 50.986s (-0.813) 176.519 mph
17. #15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 51.001s (-0.828) 176.467 mph
18. #51 David Reutimann Chevrolet 51.009s (-0.836) 176.439 mph
19. #42 Juan Montoya Chevrolet 51.026s (-0.853) 176.381 mph
20. #16 Greg Biffle Ford 51.065s (-0.892) 176.246 mph
21. #13 Casey Mears Ford 51.133s (-0.960) 176.012 mph
22. #9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 51.160s (-0.987) 175.919 mph
23. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 51.187s (-1.014) 175.826 mph
24. #99 Carl Edwards Ford 51.244s (-1.071) 175.630 mph
25. #98 Michael McDowell Ford 51.284s (-1.111) 175.493 mph
26. #43 Aric Almirola Ford 51.398s (-1.225) 175.104 mph
27. #20 Joey Logano Toyota 51.440s (-1.267) 174.961 mph
28. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 51.448s (-1.275) 174.934 mph
29. #249 J.J. Yeley Toyota 51.467s (-1.294) 174.869 mph
30. #119 Mike Bliss Toyota 51.535s (-1.362) 174.639 mph
31. #26 Josh Wise* Ford 51.567s (-1.394) 174.530 mph
32. #31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet 51.621s (-1.448) 174.348 mph
33. #10 Dave Blaney Chevrolet 51.634s (-1.461) 174.304 mph
34. #47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 51.738s (-1.565) 173.953 mph
35. #83 Landon Cassill Toyota 51.751s (-1.578) 173.910 mph
36. #74 Stacy Compton Chevrolet 51.855s (-1.682) 173.561 mph
37. #33 Stephen Leicht* Chevrolet 51.879s (-1.706) 173.481 mph
38. #30 David Stremme Toyota 51.960s (-1.787) 173.210 mph
39. #93 Travis Kvapil Toyota 52.036s (-1.863) 172.957 mph
40. #34 David Ragan Ford 52.102s (-1.929) 172.738 mph
41. #38 David Gilliland Ford 52.234s (-2.061) 172.302 mph
42. #23 Scott Riggs Chevrolet 52.351s (-2.178) 171.917 mph
43. #36 Tony Raines Chevrolet 52.740s (-2.567) 170.648 mph
44. #32 Reed Sorenson Ford 52.796s (-2.623) 170.467 mph



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