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Kentucky: Cup qualifying

Dale Earnhardt Jr. will start on pole position for Saturday evening's Quaker State 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Kentucky Speedway.
Hendrick Motorsports' Dale Earnhardt Jr. claimed pole position and set a new lap record in qualifying at Kentucky Speedway on Friday evening. It's the 38-year-old's 12th pole in 486 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races and his first of 2013; his most recent pole before this was at Richmond last September.

Earnhardt's lap of 29.406s (183.636mph) beat the existing track record of 181.818mph set last year by Jimmie Johnson. In total, nine different drivers beat the old track record in this year's time trials.

Carl Edwards will start alongside Earnhardt for the 267-lap, 400-mile Quaker State 400 on Saturday evening, with Johnson being joined by Kyle Busch on the second row of the grid.

Qualifying times

1. #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 29.406s (Pole) 183.636mph
2. #99 Carl Edwards Ford 29.459s (+ 0.053s) 183.306mph
3. #48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 29.485s (+ 0.079s) 183.144mph
4. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 29.574s (+ 0.168s) 182.593mph
5. #9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 29.575s (+ 0.169s) 182.587mph
6. #11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 29.615s (+ 0.209s) 182.340mph
7. #39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 29.629s (+ 0.223s) 182.254mph
8. #2 Brad Keselowski Ford 29.639s (+ 0.233s) 182.192mph
9. #55 Brian Vickers Toyota 29.683s (+ 0.277s) 181.922mph
10. #42 Juan Pablo Montoya Chevrolet 29.716s (+ 0.310s) 181.720mph
11. #22 Joey Logano Ford 29.718s (+ 0.312s) 181.708mph
12. #24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 29.727s (+ 0.321s) 181.653mph
13. #17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford 29.770s (+ 0.364s) 181.391mph
14. #31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet 29.775s (+ 0.369s) 181.360mph
15. #15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 29.808s (+ 0.402s) 181.159mph
16. #20 Matt Kenseth Toyota 29.816s (+ 0.410s) 181.111mph
17. #47 AJ Allmendinger Toyota 29.852s (+ 0.446s) 180.892mph
18. #43 Aric Almirola Ford 29.856s (+ 0.450s) 180.868mph
19. #56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 29.862s (+ 0.456s) 180.832mph
20. #16 Greg Biffle Ford 29.873s (+ 0.467s) 180.765mph
21. #5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet 29.894s (+ 0.488s) 180.638mph
22. #29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 29.904s (+ 0.498s) 180.578mph
23. #1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 29.926s (+ 0.520s) 180.445mph
24. #27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 30.005s (+ 0.599s) 179.970mph
25. #14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 30.006s (+ 0.600s) 179.964mph
26. #51 Austin Dillon Chevrolet 30.033s (+ 0.627s) 179.802mph
27. #78 Kurt Busch Chevrolet 30.102s (+ 0.696s) 179.390mph
28. #30 David Stremme Toyota 30.155s (+ 0.749s) 179.075mph
29. #10 Danica Patrick Chevrolet 30.177s (+ 0.771s) 178.944mph
30. #33 Landon Cassill Chevrolet 30.292s (+ 0.886s) 178.265mph
31. #13 Casey Mears Ford 30.297s (+ 0.891s) 178.235mph
32. #7 Dave Blaney Chevrolet 30.340s (+ 0.934s) 177.983mph
33. #98 Michael McDowell Ford 30.386s (+ 0.980s) 177.713mph
34. #38 David Gilliland Ford 30.425s (+ 1.019s) 177.486mph
35. #36 JJ Yeley Chevrolet 30.571s (+ 1.165s) 176.638mph
36. #83 David Reutimann Toyota 30.597s (+ 1.191s) 176.488mph
37. #35 Josh Wise Ford 30.615s (+ 1.209s) 176.384mph
38. #34 David Ragan Ford 30.622s (+ 1.216s) 176.344mph
39. #19 Mike Bliss Toyota 30.714s (+ 1.308s) 175.816mph
40. #93 Travis Kvapil Toyota 30.733s (+ 1.327s) 175.707mph
41. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 30.816s (+ 1.410s) 175.234mph
42. #32 Ken Schrader Ford 31.216s (+ 1.810s) 172.988mph
43. #44 Scott Riggs Ford 30.832s (+ 1.426s) 175.143mph

Practice 2 times

1. #48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 29.819s (Leader) 181.093mph (33 laps)
2. #99 Carl Edwards Ford 29.936s (-0.117s) 180.385mph (23 laps)
3. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 29.937s (-0.118s) 180.379mph (25 laps)
4. #24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 29.965s (-0.146s) 180.210mph (31 laps)
5. #31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet 30.008s (-0.189s) 179.952mph (43 laps)
6. #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 30.009s (-0.190s) 179.946mph (31 laps)
7. #11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 30.028s (-0.209s) 179.832mph (34 laps)
8. #51 Austin Dillon Chevrolet 30.029s (-0.210s) 179.826mph (20 laps)
9. #9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 30.033s (-0.214s) 179.802mph (21 laps)
10. #78 Kurt Busch Chevrolet 30.093s (-0.274s) 179.444mph (29 laps)
11. #1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 30.096s (-0.277s) 179.426mph (43 laps)
12. #5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet 30.102s (-0.283s) 179.390mph (44 laps)
13. #14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 30.157s (-0.338s) 179.063mph (36 laps)
14. #15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 30.188s (-0.369s) 178.879mph (30 laps)
15. #17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford 30.205s (-0.386s) 178.778mph (21 laps)
16. #39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 30.221s (-0.402s) 178.684mph (29 laps)
17. #2 Brad Keselowski Ford 30.222s (-0.403s) 178.678mph (35 laps)
18. #22 Joey Logano Ford 30.230s (-0.411s) 178.630mph (38 laps)
19. #16 Greg Biffle Ford 30.247s (-0.428s) 178.530mph (27 laps)
20. #20 Matt Kenseth Toyota 30.255s (-0.436s) 178.483mph (25 laps)
21. #27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 30.290s (-0.471s) 178.277mph (25 laps)
22. #43 Aric Almirola Ford 30.304s (-0.485s) 178.194mph (32 laps)
23. #29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 30.308s (-0.489s) 178.171mph (45 laps)
24. #56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 30.375s (-0.556s) 177.778mph (34 laps)
25. #42 Juan Pablo Montoya Chevrolet 30.441s (-0.622s) 177.392mph (22 laps)
26. #55 Brian Vickers Toyota 30.479s (-0.660s) 177.171mph (22 laps)
27. #10 Danica Patrick Chevrolet 30.510s (-0.691s) 176.991mph (20 laps)
28. #30 David Stremme Toyota 30.532s (-0.713s) 176.864mph (27 laps)
29. #98 Michael McDowell Ford 30.621s (-0.802s) 176.350mph (2 laps)
30. #35 Josh Wise Ford 30.706s (-0.887s) 175.861mph (7 laps)
31. #47 AJ Allmendinger Toyota 30.715s (-0.896s) 175.810mph (24 laps)
32. #13 Casey Mears Ford 30.732s (-0.913s) 175.713mph (26 laps)
33. #38 David Gilliland Ford 30.813s (-0.994s) 175.251mph (17 laps)
34. #33 Landon Cassill Chevrolet 30.829s (-1.010s) 175.160mph (23 laps)
35. #34 David Ragan Ford 30.959s (-1.140s) 174.424mph (23 laps)
36. #7 Dave Blaney Chevrolet 30.996s (-1.177s) 174.216mph (35 laps)
37. #83 David Reutimann Toyota 31.119s (-1.300s) 173.527mph (22 laps)
38. #93 Travis Kvapil Toyota 31.222s (-1.403s) 172.955mph (30 laps)
39. #36 JJ Yeley Chevrolet 31.263s (-1.444s) 172.728mph (33 laps)
40. #44 Scott Riggs Ford 31.445s (-1.626s) 171.728mph (8 laps)
41. #87 Joe Nemechek oyota 31.455s (-1.636s) 171.674mph (1 laps)
42. #19 Mike Bliss Toyota 31.552s (-1.733s) 171.146mph (4 laps)
43. #32 Ken Schrader Ford 31.589s (-1.770s) 170.946mph (30 laps)

Practice 1 times

1. #29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 30.204s (Leader) 178.784mph (14 laps)
2. #48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 30.390s (-0.186s) 177.690mph (29 laps)
3. #2 Brad Keselowski Ford 30.503s (-0.299s) 177.032mph (24 laps)
4. #78 Kurt Busch Chevrolet 30.526s (-0.322s) 176.898mph (27 laps)
5. #24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 30.585s (-0.381s) 176.557mph (27 laps)
6. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 30.594s (-0.390s) 176.505mph (32 laps)
7. #55 Brian Vickers Toyota 30.611s (-0.407s) 176.407mph (19 laps)
8. #42 Juan Pablo Montoya Chevrolet 30.633s (-0.429s) 176.280mph (24 laps)
9. #27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 30.651s (-0.447s) 176.177mph (20 laps)
10. #17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford 30.654s (-0.450s) 176.160mph (20 laps)
11. #51 Austin Dillon Chevrolet 30.665s (-0.461s) 176.097mph (26 laps)
12. #31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet 30.668s (-0.464s) 176.079mph (33 laps)
13. #1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 30.687s (-0.483s) 175.970mph (32 laps)
14. #9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 30.707s (-0.503s) 175.856mph (22 laps)
15. #20 Matt Kenseth Toyota 30.709s (-0.505s) 175.844mph (24 laps)
16. #22 Joey Logano Ford 30.716s (-0.512s) 175.804mph (34 laps)
17. #16 Greg Biffle Ford 30.727s (-0.523s) 175.741mph (23 laps)
18. #99 Carl Edwards Ford 30.736s (-0.532s) 175.690mph (20 laps)
19. #35 Josh Wise Ford 30.737s (-0.533s) 175.684mph (6 laps)
20. #5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet 30.739s (-0.535s) 175.673mph (28 laps)
21. #98 Michael McDowell Ford 30.764s (-0.560s) 175.530mph (5 laps)
22. #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 30.775s (-0.571s) 175.467mph (27 laps)
23. #14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 30.787s (-0.583s) 175.399mph (27 laps)
24. #15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 30.788s (-0.584s) 175.393mph (23 laps)
25. #56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 30.795s (-0.591s) 175.353mph (20 laps)
26. #39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 30.805s (-0.601s) 175.296mph (24 laps)
27. #43 Aric Almirola Ford 30.822s (-0.618s) 175.200mph (24 laps)
28. #11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 30.846s (-0.642s) 175.063mph (31 laps)
29. #10 Danica Patrick Chevrolet 30.876s (-0.672s) 174.893mph (25 laps)
30. #47 AJ Allmendinger Toyota 30.894s (-0.690s) 174.791mph (21 laps)
31. #30 David Stremme Toyota 30.933s (-0.729s) 174.571mph (13 laps)
32. #13 Casey Mears Ford 31.000s (-0.796s) 174.194mph (13 laps)
33. #87 Joe Nemechek oyota 31.056s (-0.852s) 173.879mph (4 laps)
34. #33 Landon Cassill Chevrolet 31.063s (-0.859s) 173.840mph (17 laps)
35. #34 David Ragan Ford 31.130s (-0.926s) 173.466mph (16 laps)
36. #7 Dave Blaney Chevrolet 31.149s (-0.945s) 173.360mph (24 laps)
37. #93 Travis Kvapil Toyota 31.196s (-0.992s) 173.099mph (21 laps)
38. #44 Scott Riggs Ford 31.446s (-1.242s) 171.723mph (2 laps)
39. #38 David Gilliland Ford 31.472s (-1.268s) 171.581mph (8 laps)
40. #83 David Reutimann Toyota 31.499s (-1.295s) 171.434mph (10 laps)
41. #36 JJ Yeley Chevrolet 31.692s (-1.488s) 170.390mph (18 laps)
42. #19 Mike Bliss Toyota 31.704s (-1.500s) 170.326mph (1 laps)
43. #32 Ken Schrader Ford 31.794s (-1.590s) 169.843mph (9 laps)



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Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe`s Dover White Chevrolet, practices for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway on June 28, 2013 in Sparta, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Carl Edwards, driver of the #99 UPS Ford, prepares to drive during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway on June 28, 2013 in Sparta, Kentucky. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 Doublemint Toyota, stands in the garage during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway on June 28, 2013 in Sparta, Kentucky. (Photo by Todd Warshaw/Getty Images)
Jimmie Johnson, driver of the NASCAR Sprint Cup #48 Lowe’s Dover White Chevrolet SS raced to the third pole position during qualifying Friday, June 28, 2013 at Kentucky Speedway for Saturday`s Quaker State 400 in Sparta, Kentucky. Johnson continues to lead the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) standings. (Photo by Harold Hinson for Chevrolet)
Jeff Gordon, driver of the NASCAR Sprint Cup #24 Drive To End Hunger Chevrolet SS earned the twelfth pole position during qualifying Friday, June 28, 2013 at Kentucky Speedway for Saturday`s Quaker State 400 in Sparta, Kentucky. (Photo by Christa L. Thomas for Chevrolet)
Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 National Guard Youth Foundation Chevrolet, poses with the Coors Light Pole Award after qualifying for pole position for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway on June 28, 2013 in Sparta, Kentucky. (Photo Credit: Andy Lyons/Getty Images.)
Dale Earnhardt, Jr., driver of the NASCAR Sprint Cup #88 National Guard Youth Foundation Chevrolet SS captured his first pole position of the 2013 season during qualifying Friday, June 28, 2013 at Kentucky Speedway for Saturday`s Quaker State 400 in Sparta, Kentucky. Earnhardt Jr. broke the track record with a lap of 29.406 seconds and an average speed of 183.686 mph. (Photo by Harold Hinson for Chevrolet)
Kurt Busch, driver of the #41 Haas Automation Chevrolet SS, qualified for seventh position Friday, August 22, 2014 for Saturday evening`s Nascar Sprint Cup race at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee. Busch is 23rd in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) standings. (Photo by Garry Eller/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe`s Chevrolet SS, qualified for sixth position Friday, August 22, 2014 for Saturday evening`s Nascar Sprint Cup race at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee. Johnson is seventh in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) standings. (Photo by Harold Hinson/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Drive To End Hunger Chevrolet SS, qualified for second position Friday, August 22, 2014 for Saturday evening`s Nascar Sprint Cup race at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee. Gordon leads the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) standings. (Photo by Harold Hinson/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Jimmie John`s Chevrolet SS, won the pole position Friday, August 22, 2014 for Saturday evening`s Nascar Sprint Cup race at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee. Harvick is sixth in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) standings. (Photo by Harold Hinson/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Jimmy John`s Chevrolet, poses with the pole award after qualifying fastest for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway on August 22, 2014 in Bristol, Tennessee. (Photo Credit: Rainier Ehrhardt/Getty Images)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Jimmy John`s Chevrolet, poses with his wife DeLana, son Keelan, and the pole award after qualifying fastest for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway on August 22, 2014 in Bristol, Tennessee. (Photo Credit: Rainier Ehrhardt/Getty Images)
Brad Keselowski, driver of the #19 DrawTire Ford, leads Kyle Busch, driver of the #51 Dollar General Toyota, and the rest of the field during the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series UNOH 200 presented by ZLOOP at Bristol Motor Speedway on August 21, 2014 in Bristol, Tennessee.  (Photo Credit: Patrick Smith/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Axalta Chevrolet SS, races to win Sunday, August 17, 2014 in the Pure Michigan 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan. Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Jimmy Johns Chevrolet SS finished second. This was Gordon`s third win of the season. (Photo by Alan Marler/HHP for Chevy Racing)
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Sam Hornish Jr., driver of the #54 Monster Energy Toyota, leads the field at the start of the Nationwide Childrens`s Hospital 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on August 16, 2014 in Lexington, Ohio.  (Photo Credit: Matt Sullivan/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Paul Menard, driver of the #27 CertainTeed/Menards Chevrolet SS, qualified seventh Friday, August 15, 2014 for Sunday`s Pure Michigan 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan. Menard is 17th in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) standings. (Photo by Alan Marler/HHP for Chevy Racing)

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