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Cup: Homestead - Qualifying times

Joey Logano claimed pole position for the final Sprint Cup race of the 2012 season, while Brad Keselowski will start from the second row seven spots ahead of Jimmie Johnson.
Joey Logano claimed pole position for the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. It is his fifth pole in 147 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races, and his second in 2012 after Pocono. His lap of 30.672s (176.056mph) on the 1.5-mile oval was 0.125s faster than Marcos Ambrose who started from second.

In the battle for the championship, Brad Keselowski drew first blood by out-qualifying Jimmie Johnson. Keselowski will start from third place alongside Carl Edwards, while Jimmie Johnson will start from tenth place sharing row five with Mark Martin. The rest of the top ten for the start of Sunday afternoon's race comprises Aric Almirola, Clint Bowyer, Martin Truex Jr. and Kyle Busch.

Denny Hamlin will start from the penultimate row of the grid for the race. The four cars that failed to qualify on speed were Reed Sorenson, Stephen Leicht, Jason Leffler and Joe Nemecheck.

Logano had also earlier paced the sole Friday practice session open to the Cup field, with a lap of 31.202s (173.066 mph) just enough to see off Martin Truex Jr. by 0.028s.

Qualifying times

1. #20 Joey Logano Toyota 30.672s (Leader) 176.056mph
2. #9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 30.797s (-0.125) 175.342mph
3. #2 Brad Keselowski Dodge 30.841s (-0.169) 175.092mph
4. #99 Carl Edwards Ford 30.857s (-0.185) 175.001mph
5. #43 Aric Almirola Ford 30.877s (-0.205) 174.887mph
6. #15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 30.901s (-0.229) 174.752mph
7. #56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 30.920s (-0.248) 174.644mph
8. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 30.934s (-0.262) 174.565mph
9. #55 Mark Martin Toyota 30.954s (-0.282) 174.452mph
10. #48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 31.020s (-0.348) 174.081mph
11. #17 Matt Kenseth Ford 31.038s (-0.366) 173.980mph
12. #5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet 31.040s (-0.368) 173.969mph
13. #16 Greg Biffle Ford 31.047s (-0.375) 173.930mph
14. #1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 31.069s (-0.397) 173.807mph
15. #24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 31.081s (-0.409) 173.740mph
16. #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 31.129s (-0.457) 173.472mph
17. #22 Sam Hornish Jr. Dodge 31.194s (-0.522) 173.110mph
18. #27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 31.200s (-0.528) 173.077mph
19. #39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 31.216s (-0.544) 172.988mph
20. #21 Trevor Bayne Ford 31.275s (-0.603) 172.662mph
21. #42 Juan Montoya Chevrolet 31.279s (-0.607) 172.640mph
22. #30 David Stremme Toyota 31.293s (-0.621) 172.563mph
23. #29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 31.296s (-0.624) 172.546mph
24. #51 Regan Smith Chevrolet 31.303s (-0.631) 172.507mph
25. #98 Michael McDowell Ford 31.309s (-0.637) 172.474mph
26. #78 Kurt Busch Chevrolet 31.347s (-0.675) 172.265mph
27. #6 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford 31.376s (-0.704) 172.106mph
28. #13 Casey Mears Ford 31.385s (-0.713) 172.057mph
29. #119 Mike Bliss Toyota 31.417s (-0.745) 171.882mph
30. #83 Landon Cassill Toyota 31.440s (-0.768) 171.756mph
31. #36 Dave Blaney Chevrolet 31.442s (-0.770) 171.745mph
32. #47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 31.454s (-0.782) 171.679mph
33. #31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet 31.463s (-0.791) 171.630mph
34. #34 David Ragan Ford 31.472s (-0.800) 171.581mph
35. #14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 31.490s (-0.818) 171.483mph
36. #26 Josh Wise* Ford 31.497s (-0.825) 171.445mph
37. #10 David Reutimann Chevrolet 31.538s (-0.866) 171.222mph
38. #93 Travis Kvapil Toyota 31.610s (-0.938) 170.832mph
39. #37 J.J. Yeley Chevrolet 31.623s (-0.951) 170.762mph
40. #38 David Gilliland Ford 31.641s (-0.969) 170.665mph
41. #11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 31.755s (-1.083) 170.052mph
42. #32 Ken Schrader Ford 31.863s (-1.191) 169.476mph
43. #23 Scott Riggs Chevrolet 31.636s (-0.964) 170.692mph

Did Not Qualify

44. #179 Reed Sorenson Toyota 31.713s (-1.041) 170.277mph
45. #33 Stephen Leicht* Chevrolet 31.754s (-1.082) 170.057mph
46. #191 Jason Leffler Toyota 31.758s (-1.086) 170.036mph
47. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 31.838s (-1.166) 169.609mph

Practice 1 times

1. #20 Joey Logano Toyota 31.202s (Leader) 173.066 mph
2. #56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 31.230s (-0.028) 172.911 mph
3. #55 Mark Martin Toyota 31.240s (-0.038) 172.855 mph
4. #99 Carl Edwards Ford 31.251s (-0.049) 172.794 mph
5. #43 Aric Almirola Ford 31.260s (-0.058) 172.745 mph
6. #17 Matt Kenseth Ford 31.345s (-0.143) 172.276 mph
7. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 31.348s (-0.146) 172.260 mph
8. #15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 31.371s (-0.169) 172.133 mph
9. #5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet 31.373s (-0.171) 172.122 mph
10. #1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 31.437s (-0.235) 171.772 mph
11. #78 Kurt Busch Chevrolet 31.443s (-0.241) 171.739 mph
12. #16 Greg Biffle Ford 31.460s (-0.258) 171.646 mph
13. #14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 31.462s (-0.260) 171.636 mph
14. #83 Landon Cassill Toyota 31.471s (-0.269) 171.587 mph
15. #22 Sam Hornish Jr. Dodge 31.480s (-0.278) 171.538 mph
16. #48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 31.493s (-0.291) 171.467 mph
17. #11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 31.505s (-0.303) 171.401 mph
18. #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 31.532s (-0.330) 171.255 mph
19. #9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 31.545s (-0.343) 171.184 mph
20. #13 Casey Mears Ford 31.561s (-0.359) 171.097 mph
21. #2 Brad Keselowski Dodge 31.574s (-0.372) 171.027 mph
22. #21 Trevor Bayne Ford 31.602s (-0.400) 170.875 mph
23. #39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 31.605s (-0.403) 170.859 mph
24. #24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 31.618s (-0.416) 170.789 mph
25. #27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 31.632s (-0.430) 170.713 mph
26. #29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 31.697s (-0.495) 170.363 mph
27. #34 David Ragan Ford 31.745s (-0.543) 170.105 mph
28. #31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet 31.761s (-0.559) 170.020 mph
29. #38 David Gilliland Ford 31.799s (-0.597) 169.817 mph
30. #98 Michael McDowell Ford 31.811s (-0.609) 169.753 mph
31. #51 Regan Smith Chevrolet 31.814s (-0.612) 169.737 mph
32. #6 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford 31.822s (-0.620) 169.694 mph
33. #42 Juan Montoya Chevrolet 31.825s (-0.623) 169.678 mph
34. #47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 31.879s (-0.677) 169.391 mph
35. #119 Mike Bliss Toyota 31.881s (-0.679) 169.380 mph
36. #30 David Stremme Toyota 31.889s (-0.687) 169.337 mph
37. #26 Josh Wise* Ford 31.893s (-0.691) 169.316 mph
38. #10 David Reutimann Chevrolet 31.945s (-0.743) 169.040 mph
39. #36 Dave Blaney Chevrolet 31.980s (-0.778) 168.855 mph
40. #37 J.J. Yeley Chevrolet 32.027s (-0.825) 168.608 mph
41. #93 Travis Kvapil Toyota 32.044s (-0.842) 168.518 mph
42. #191 Jason Leffler Toyota 32.095s (-0.893) 168.251 mph
43. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 32.129s (-0.927) 168.072 mph
44. #179 Reed Sorenson Toyota 32.253s (-1.051) 167.426 mph
45. #32 Ken Schrader Ford 32.263s (-1.061) 167.374 mph
46. #23 Scott Riggs Chevrolet 32.320s (-1.118) 167.079 mph
47. #33 Stephen Leicht* Chevrolet 32.328s (-1.126) 167.038 mph

* Denotes Rookie
+ Denotes Car Owner Points



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