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2013 Charlotte NASCAR: All-Star qualifying

17 May 2013

Saturday night's Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway will see Roush Fenway's Carl Edwards lead from pole position at the front row, while Furniture Row Racing's Kurt Busch will be alongside him on the front row.

Edwards' time of 111.297s (145.556mph) was over a second clear of the rest of the field after three flying laps on the 1.5-mile superspeedway oval along with a mandatory four-tyre-change pitstop. Four drivers were hit by five second penalties for problems during their pit stop, and Kevin Harvick's times deleted altogether after the #29 was services outside the marked pit box.

The All-Star exhibition race consists of four Segments of 20 laps and a concluding 10 lap sprint with cash prizes for the winner of each part. The field is comprised of the 19 drivers who are winners of a Cup race in the last year or Cup champions in the last decade, together with the winner and runner-up from the 40-lap Sprint Showdown support race along with the winner of the fan vote, making a total of 22 starters who will start from the final three positions.

There are 23 drivers - the remainder of the Cup field not already eligible for the All-Star race - taking part in the Sprint Showdown. Qualifying took the more normal format of a single lap speed trial with Michael Waltrip Racing's Martin Truex Jr. coming out top with a time of 27.918s (193.424mph), a tenth faster than fellow front row man Jamie McMurray (Earnhardt-Ganassi Racing.)

With the Cup drivers focussed on the All-Star million-dollar prizes, there is no NASCAR Sprint Cup championship race this weekend. The regular season continues next weekend with the Coke-Cola 600 on Sunday May 26, which follows in the late afternoon after the running of the Indianapolis 500.

Sprint All-Star qualifying times

1. #99 Carl Edwards Ford 111.297s (Pole) 145.556mph
2. #78 Kurt Busch Chevrolet 112.447s (+ 1.150s) 144.068mph
3. #16 Greg Biffle Ford 112.706s (+ 1.409s) 143.737mph
4. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 112.754s (+ 1.457s) 143.676mph
5. #22 Joey Logano Ford 112.991s (+ 1.694s) 143.374mph
6. #15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 113.595s (+ 2.298s) 142.612mph
7. #11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 113.719s (+ 2.422s) 142.456mph
8. #55 Mark Martin Toyota 114.001s (+ 2.704s) 142.104mph
9. #5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet 114.033s (+ 2.736s) 142.064mph
10. #24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 114.336s (+ 3.039s) 141.688mph
11. #39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 114.716s (+ 3.419s) 141.218mph
12. #2 Brad Keselowski Ford 114.989s (+ 3.692s) 140.883mph
13. #14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 115.379s (+ 4.082s) 140.407mph
14. #34 David Ragan Ford 115.778s (+ 4.481s) 139.923mph
15. #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 117.190s (+ 5.893s) 138.237mph *
16. #20 Matt Kenseth Toyota 120.051s (+ 8.754s) 134.943mph *
17. #9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 122.055s (+ 10.758s) 132.727mph *
18. #48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 124.462s (+ 13.165s) 130.160mph *
19. #29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet No time/times disallowed

* Includes 5s penalty for pit lane infringement during mandatory stop

Sprint Showdown qualifying times

1. #56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 27.918s (Pole) 193.424mph
2. #1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 28.023s (+ 0.105s) 192.699mph
3. #42 Juan Pablo Montoya Chevrolet 28.075s (+ 0.157s) 192.342mph
4. #17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford 28.084s (+ 0.166s) 192.280mph
5. #13 Casey Mears Ford 28.290s (+ 0.372s) 190.880mph
6. #31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet 28.398s (+ 0.480s) 190.154mph
7. #10 Danica Patrick Chevrolet 28.412s (+ 0.494s) 190.061mph
8. #27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 28.442s (+ 0.524s) 189.860mph
9. #36 JJ Yeley Chevrolet 28.504s (+ 0.586s) 189.447mph
10. #33 Landon Cassill Chevrolet 28.577s (+ 0.659s) 188.963mph
11. #47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 28.599s (+ 0.681s) 188.818mph
12. #43 Aric Almirola Ford 28.612s (+ 0.694s) 188.732mph
13. #44 Scott Riggs Ford 28.635s (+ 0.717s) 188.580mph
14. #38 David Gilliland Ford 28.695s (+ 0.777s) 188.186mph
15. #95 Michael McDowell Ford 28.770s (+ 0.852s) 187.696mph
16. #83 David Reutimann Toyota 28.810s (+ 0.892s) 187.435mph
17. #19 Mike Bliss Toyota 28.830s (+ 0.912s) 187.305mph
18. #93 Travis Kvapil Toyota 28.875s (+ 0.957s) 187.013mph
19. #7 Dave Blaney Chevrolet 28.924s (+ 1.006s) 186.696mph
20. #32 Timmy Hill Ford 29.054s (+ 1.136s) 185.861mph
21. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 29.346s (+ 1.428s) 184.011mph
22. #30 David Stremme Toyota 29.385s (+ 1.467s) 183.767mph
23. #52 Brian Keselowski Toyota 29.759s (+ 1.841s) 181.458mph

Sprint All-Star practice times

1. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 28.402s (Leader) 190.127mph (23 laps)
2. #78 Kurt Busch Chevrolet 28.518s (-0.116s) 189.354mph (33 laps)
3. #20 Matt Kenseth Toyota 28.717s (-0.315s) 188.042mph (34 laps)
4. #2 Brad Keselowski Ford 28.744s (-0.342s) 187.865mph (52 laps)
5. #16 Greg Biffle Ford 28.787s (-0.385s) 187.585mph (37 laps)
6. #48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 28.791s (-0.389s) 187.559mph (44 laps)
7. #99 Carl Edwards Ford 28.957s (-0.555s) 186.483mph (25 laps)
8. #15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 29.014s (-0.612s) 186.117mph (34 laps)
9. #11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 29.046s (-0.644s) 185.912mph (33 laps)
10. #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 29.051s (-0.649s) 185.880mph (47 laps)
11. #55 Mark Martin Toyota 29.054s (-0.652s) 185.861mph (38 laps)
12. #14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 29.064s (-0.662s) 185.797mph (44 laps)
13. #5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet 29.109s (-0.707s) 185.510mph (40 laps)
14. #24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 29.122s (-0.720s) 185.427mph (23 laps)
15. #22 Joey Logano Ford 29.155s (-0.753s) 185.217mph (49 laps)
16. #29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 29.157s (-0.755s) 185.204mph (30 laps)
17. #39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 29.266s (-0.864s) 184.514mph (31 laps)
18. #9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 29.441s (-1.039s) 183.418mph (32 laps)
19. #34 David Ragan Ford 29.612s (-1.210s) 182.359mph (22 laps)

Sprint Showdown practice times

1. #17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford 28.600s (Leader) 188.811mph (22 laps)
2. #1 Jamie McMurray Chev 28.882s (-0.282s) 186.968mph (32 laps)
3. #31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet 28.927s (-0.327s) 186.677mph (31 laps)
4. #42 Juan Pablo Montoya Chevrolet 28.940s (-0.340s) 186.593mph (29 laps)
5. #19 Mike Bliss Toyota 28.996s (-0.396s) 186.233mph (8 laps)
6. #56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 29.027s (-0.427s) 186.034mph (35 laps)
7. #43 Aric Almirola Ford 29.121s (-0.521s) 185.433mph (26 laps)
8. #13 Casey Mears Ford 29.126s (-0.526s) 185.401mph (28 laps)
9. #10 Danica Patrick Chevrolet 29.179s (-0.579s) 185.065mph (37 laps)
10. #27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 29.219s (-0.619s) 184.811mph (32 laps)
11. #38 David Gilliland Ford 29.257s (-0.657s) 184.571mph (18 laps)
12. #83 David Reutimann Toyota 29.362s (-0.762s) 183.911mph (22 laps)
13. #44 Scott Riggs Ford 29.527s (-0.927s) 182.883mph (7 laps)
14. #47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 29.535s (-0.935s) 182.834mph (30 laps)
15. #95 Michael McDowell Ford 29.536s (-0.936s) 182.828mph (20 laps)
16. #93 Travis Kvapil Toyota 29.559s (-0.959s) 182.685mph (41 laps)
17. #33 Landon Cassill Chevrolet 29.659s (-1.059s) 182.070mph (6 laps)
18. #32 Timmy Hill Ford 29.685s (-1.085s) 181.910mph (8 laps)
19. #30 David Stremme Toyota 29.689s (-1.089s) 181.886mph (23 laps)
20. #36 JJ Yeley Chevrolet 29.696s (-1.096s) 181.843mph (41 laps)
21. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 29.871s (-1.271s) 180.777mph (7 laps)
22. #7 Dave Blaney Chevrolet 30.135s (-1.535s) 179.194mph (15 laps)
23. #52 Brian Keselowski Toyota 30.904s (-2.304s) 174.735mph (17 laps)


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