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Nov 09, 2012
Friday
2012 NSCS AdvoCare 500 at PIR Starting Lineup
Timing & Scoring

Kyle Busch - Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images
Kyle Busch - Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images
Kyle Busch, with a new NSCS qualifying track record speed of 138.766 mph (previously held by Carl Edwards with a lap speed of 137.279 mph, in Feb. 2011) captured the 2012 AdvoCare 500k Coors Light Pole Award at Phoenix International Raceway.

This was Busch’s second series pole of the 2012 season, his tenth series career pole and his second series pole at Phoenix International Raceway.

Martin Truex, Jr., will start from the outside pole with a qualifying lap speed of 138.217 mph, and he will be followed by Denny Hamlin (137.578 mph) starting third, Kasey Kahne (137.478) fourth and Aric Almirola (137.211) starts from fifth.

Rounding out the top-ten starting positions will be Kurt Busch (137.007) lining up in sixth, Paul Menard (136.992) seventh, Regan Smith (136.872) eighth, while  Tony Stewart and Mark Martin with the identical lap speed (136.867) will start from ninth and tenth positions respectively.

Failing to make the starting lineup was the #37 driven by J.J. Yeley.

The teams will return to the track on Saturday for two more practice sessions (11:30 am – 12:25 pm & “Happy Hour:” 2:35 pm – 3:25 pm ET) before returnin Sunday afternoon for the 25th annual AdvoCare 500k. The race is scheduled to get underway around 3:20 pm (ET) and ESPN will provide television coverage beginning with their 2:00 pm (ET) NASCAR Countdown pre-race show.

2012 NSCS AdvoCare 500 at PIR Starting Lineup

Pos Car Driver Team Time Speed
1 18 Kyle Busch M&M's Toyota 25.943 138.766
2 56 Martin Truex Jr. NAPA Auto Parts Toyota 26.046 138.217
3 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Ground Toyota 26.167 137.578
4 5 Kasey Kahne Farmers Insurance Chevrolet 26.186 137.478
5 43 Aric Almirola Farmland Ford 26.237 137.211
6 78 Kurt Busch Furniture Row / Farm American Chevrolet 26.276 137.007
7 27 Paul Menard Rheem / Menards Chevrolet 26.279 136.992
8 51 Regan Smith Phoenix Construction Chevrolet 26.302 136.872
9 14 Tony Stewart MOBIL 1 / Office Depot Chevrolet 26.303 136.867
10 55 Mark Martin Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota 26.303 136.867
11 24 Jeff Gordon DuPont Chevrolet 26.31 136.83
12 39 Ryan Newman Quicken Loans / U.S. Army Chevrolet 26.331 136.721
13 99 Carl Edwards Fastenal Ford 26.339 136.679
14 2 Brad Keselowski Miller Lite Dodge 26.35 136.622
15 20 Joey Logano Dollar General Toyota 26.376 136.488
16 15 Clint Bowyer 5-hour Energy Toyota 26.386 136.436
17 9 Marcos Ambrose Black & Decker Ford 26.401 136.358
18 1 Jamie McMurray Bass Pro Shops / Allstate Chevrolet 26.402 136.353
19 29 Kevin Harvick Budweiser Chevrolet 26.418 136.271
20 16 Greg Biffle Filtrete Ford 26.428 136.219
21 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Target Chevrolet 26.47 136.003
22 17 Matt Kenseth Ford EcoBoost Ford 26.489 135.905
23 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Diet Mtn. Dew / AMP / Ntnl Guard Chevrolet 26.559 135.547
24 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's / Kobalt Tools Chevrolet 26.58 135.44
25 13 Casey Mears GEICO Ford 26.625 135.211
26 22 Sam Hornish Jr.(i) Shell Pennzoil Dodge 26.633 135.171
27 83 Landon Cassill Burger King / Dr Pepper Toyota 26.677 134.948
28 98 Michael McDowell Phil Parson Racing Ford 26.677 134.948
29 34 David Ragan Barrett Jackson Ford 26.68 134.933
30 47 Bobby Labonte Vektor Vodka Toyota 26.776 134.449
31 38 David Gilliland Loan Mart Ford 26.791 134.373
32 30 David Stremme Inception Motorsports Toyota 26.797 134.343
33 31 Jeff Burton Caterpillar Chevrolet 26.826 134.198
34 44 David Reutimann No Label Ford 26.864 134.008
35 33 Stephen Leicht # LittleJoesAutos.com Chevrolet 26.942 133.62
36 19 Mike Bliss(i) Plinker Tactical / Value Place Toyota 26.951 133.576
37 10 Danica Patrick(i) GoDaddy Racing Chevrolet 27.077 132.954
38 26 Josh Wise # MDS Transport Ford 27.105 132.817
39 93 Travis Kvapil Burger King / Dr Pepper Toyota 27.193 132.387
40 91 Jason Leffler(i) Plinker Tactical / Value Place Chevrolet 27.412 131.329
41 32 Timmy Hill(i) U.S. Chrome / TMone Ford 27.704 129.945
42 36 Dave Blaney Accell Construction Chevrolet Owner Points  
43 87 Joe Nemechek(i) AM/FM Energy Wood Stoves / aloft Toyota 27.678 130.067

(i) Ineligible for Driver Points in this Series
# Denotes Rookie
* Required to Qualify on Time

Source: Timing and Scoring provided by NASCARMedia




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