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Cup: Martinsville - Qualifying times

Jimmie Johnson put himself on pole for Sunday's Tums Fast Relief 500 Cup race at Martinsville Speedway, while his main rival in the championship Brad Keselowski will start from 32nd.
Jimmie Johnson won pole position for this weekend's Sprint Cup race at Martinsville Speedway, after setting a target of 19.402s (97.598 mph) that no one else could match to claim his third pole of 2012 and his 28th in 396 Cup starts. It's the second time that he will have started from pole at the half mile oval in 22 races at the venue.

In the sole practice session before qualifying, Vickers had set the pace with a lap of 19.386s (97.679 mph) narrowly edging the returning Dale Earnhardt Jr. by 0.038s. There are two further practice sessions to be held on Saturday.

There is no Nationwide Series race this weekend, but the Kroger 200 Camping World Truck Series will be held on Saturday afternoon.

Qualifying times

1. #48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 19.402s (Leader) 97.598mph
2. #55 Brian Vickers Toyota 19.415s (-0.013) 97.533mph
3. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 19.436s (-0.034) 97.427mph
4. #31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet 19.443s (-0.041) 97.392mph
5. #11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 19.445s (-0.043) 97.382mph
6. #17 Matt Kenseth Ford 19.467s (-0.065) 97.272mph
7. #14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 19.470s (-0.068) 97.257mph
8. #15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 19.472s (-0.070) 97.247mph
9. #27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 19.490s (-0.088) 97.158mph
10. #43 Aric Almirola Ford 19.500s (-0.098) 97.108mph
11. #24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 19.528s (-0.126) 96.968mph
12. #56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 19.529s (-0.127) 96.964mph
13. #29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 19.530s (-0.128) 96.959mph
14. #20 Joey Logano Toyota 19.541s (-0.139) 96.904mph
15. #5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet 19.548s (-0.146) 96.869mph
16. #34 David Ragan Ford 19.554s (-0.152) 96.840mph
17. #47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 19.555s (-0.153) 96.835mph
18. #39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 19.555s (-0.153) 96.835mph
19. #78 Kurt Busch Chevrolet 19.572s (-0.170) 96.751mph
20. #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 19.579s (-0.177) 96.716mph
21. #98 Michael McDowell Ford 19.581s (-0.179) 96.706mph
22. #13 Casey Mears Ford 19.586s (-0.184) 96.681mph
23. #99 Carl Edwards Ford 19.592s (-0.190) 96.652mph
24. #1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 19.607s (-0.205) 96.578mph
25. #42 Juan Montoya Chevrolet 19.616s (-0.214) 96.533mph
26. #51 AJ Allmendinger Chevrolet 19.645s (-0.243) 96.391mph
27. #22 Sam Hornish Jr. Dodge 19.669s (-0.267) 96.273mph
28. #32 Ken Schrader Ford 19.693s (-0.291) 96.156mph
29. #10 David Reutimann Chevrolet 19.696s (-0.294) 96.141mph
30. #16 Greg Biffle Ford 19.702s (-0.300) 96.112mph
31. #26 Josh Wise* Ford 19.712s (-0.310) 96.063mph
32. #2 Brad Keselowski Dodge 19.722s (-0.320) 96.015mph
33. #9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 19.728s (-0.326) 95.985mph
34. #83 Landon Cassill Toyota 19.730s (-0.328) 95.976mph
35. #23 Scott Riggs Chevrolet 19.741s (-0.339) 95.922mph
36. #38 David Gilliland Ford 19.741s (-0.339) 95.922mph
37. #36 Dave Blaney Chevrolet 19.764s (-0.362) 95.811mph
38. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 19.792s (-0.390) 95.675mph
39. #191 Reed Sorenson Toyota 19.813s (-0.411) 95.574mph
40. #30 David Stremme Toyota 19.819s (-0.417) 95.545mph
41. #93 Travis Kvapil Toyota 19.820s (-0.418) 95.540mph
42. #33 Stephen Leicht* Chevrolet 19.890s (-0.488) 95.204mph
43. #195 Scott Speed Ford 19.954s (-0.552) 94.898mph

Did Not Qualify

44. #119 Mike Bliss Toyota 20.015s (-0.613) 94.609mph
45. #37 J.J. Yeley Chevrolet 20.015s (-0.613) 94.609mph

Practice 1 times

1. #55 Brian Vickers Toyota 19.386s (Leader) 97.679 mph
2. #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 19.424s (-0.038) 97.488 mph
3. #11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 19.426s (-0.040) 97.478 mph
4. #24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 19.426s (-0.040) 97.478 mph
5. #15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 19.430s (-0.044) 97.457 mph
6. #27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 19.430s (-0.044) 97.457 mph
7. #48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 19.437s (-0.051) 97.422 mph
8. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 19.470s (-0.084) 97.257 mph
9. #56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 19.473s (-0.087) 97.242 mph
10. #17 Matt Kenseth Ford 19.477s (-0.091) 97.222 mph
11. #78 Kurt Busch Chevrolet 19.478s (-0.092) 97.217 mph
12. #14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 19.502s (-0.116) 97.098 mph
13. #39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 19.502s (-0.116) 97.098 mph
14. #42 Juan Montoya Chevrolet 19.508s (-0.122) 97.068 mph
15. #2 Brad Keselowski Dodge 19.525s (-0.139) 96.983 mph
16. #5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet 19.530s (-0.144) 96.959 mph
17. #20 Joey Logano Toyota 19.540s (-0.154) 96.909 mph
18. #16 Greg Biffle Ford 19.555s (-0.169) 96.835 mph
19. #1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 19.559s (-0.173) 96.815 mph
20. #34 David Ragan Ford 19.559s (-0.173) 96.815 mph
21. #13 Casey Mears Ford 19.566s (-0.180) 96.780 mph
22. #9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 19.569s (-0.183) 96.765 mph
23. #195 Scott Speed Ford 19.596s (-0.210) 96.632 mph
24. #43 Aric Almirola Ford 19.597s (-0.211) 96.627 mph
25. #29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 19.599s (-0.213) 96.617 mph
26. #31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet 19.600s (-0.214) 96.612 mph
27. #99 Carl Edwards Ford 19.625s (-0.239) 96.489 mph
28. #22 Sam Hornish Jr. Dodge 19.627s (-0.241) 96.479 mph
29. #47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 19.632s (-0.246) 96.455 mph
30. #83 Landon Cassill Toyota 19.673s (-0.287) 96.254 mph
31. #30 David Stremme Toyota 19.683s (-0.297) 96.205 mph
32. #98 Michael McDowell Ford 19.686s (-0.300) 96.190 mph
33. #191 Reed Sorenson Toyota 19.694s (-0.308) 96.151 mph
34. #36 Dave Blaney Chevrolet 19.696s (-0.310) 96.141 mph
35. #23 Scott Riggs Chevrolet 19.703s (-0.317) 96.107 mph
36. #38 David Gilliland Ford 19.704s (-0.318) 96.102 mph
37. #51 AJ Allmendinger Chevrolet 19.704s (-0.318) 96.102 mph
38. #93 Travis Kvapil Toyota 19.714s (-0.328) 96.054 mph
39. #32 Ken Schrader Ford 19.718s (-0.332) 96.034 mph
40. #10 David Reutimann Chevrolet 19.721s (-0.335) 96.020 mph
41. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 19.728s (-0.342) 95.985 mph
42. #33 Stephen Leicht* Chevrolet 19.806s (-0.420) 95.607 mph
43. #119 Mike Bliss Toyota 19.830s (-0.444) 95.492 mph
44. #26 Josh Wise* Ford 19.855s (-0.469) 95.371 mph
45. #37 J.J. Yeley Chevrolet 19.857s (-0.471) 95.362 mph

* Denotes Rookie
+ Set By Car Owner Points



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