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Mar 22, 2013
Friday
2013 NSCS Auto Club 400 Starting Lineup
Timing & Scoring

Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Express Toyota, poses after qualifying for the pole position in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway on March 22, 2013 in Fontana, California. - Photo Credit: Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images
Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Express Toyota, poses after qualifying for the pole position in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway on March 22, 2013 in Fontana, California. - Photo Credit: Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images
On Friday afternoon, Denny Hamlin, with a qualifying lap speed of 187.451 mph, captured the 2013 NSCS Auto Club 400 Coors Light Pole Award at Auto Club Speedway.

This was Hamlin’s first series pole of the 2013 season, his thirteenth series career pole and his third series pole at Auto Club Speedway.

Starting second from the outside pole with a qualifying lap speed of 187.217 mph, will be Greg Biffle, followed by the defending series champion, Brad Keselowski (187.149 mph) starting third, Kyle Busch (187.130) fourth and Matt Kenseth (186.688) will start fifth.

Rounding out the top-ten starting positions will be Joey Logano (186.514 mph) starting sixth, Martin Truex, Jr., (186.273) seventh, Tony Stewart (185.864) eighth, Mark Martin (185.792) ninth and Kurt Busch (185.677) starting from the tenth position.

With only 43 drivers attempting to fill the 43 starting positions, no one failed to make the lineup.

The teams return to on-track action on Saturday for two more practice sessions before they battle it out on Sunday for the Auto Club 400 victory. The race is set to get underway at approximately 3:20 pm (ET) with FOX providing live flag-to-flag coverage.

2012 NSCS Auto Club 400 Starting Lineup

Pos Car Driver Team Time Speed
1 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Express Toyota 38.41 187.451
2 16 Greg Biffle 3M Window Film Ford 38.458 187.217
3 2 Brad Keselowski Miller Lite Ford 38.472 187.149
4 18 Kyle Busch Interstate Batteries Toyota 38.476 187.13
5 20 Matt Kenseth Dollar General Toyota 38.567 186.688
6 22 Joey Logano AAA Southern California Ford 38.603 186.514
7 56 Martin Truex Jr. NAPA Auto Parts Toyota 38.653 186.273
8 14 Tony Stewart Rush Truck Centers / MOBIL 1 Chevrolet 38.738 185.864
9 55 Mark Martin Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota 38.753 185.792
10 78 Kurt Busch Furniture Row / Serta Chevrolet 38.777 185.677
11 13 Casey Mears GEICO Ford 38.886 185.157
12 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Target Chevrolet 38.901 185.085
13 15 Clint Bowyer 5-hour Energy Toyota 38.945 184.876
14 29 Kevin Harvick Jimmy John's Chevrolet 38.979 184.715
15 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. National Guard Chevrolet 38.998 184.625
16 5 Kasey Kahne Farmers Insurance Chevrolet 39.051 184.374
17 1 Jamie McMurray Bass Pro Shops / Tracker Boats Chevrolet 39.081 184.233
18 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's / Jimmie Johnson Foundation 39.121 184.044
19 24 Jeff Gordon Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet 39.128 184.011
20 39 Ryan Newman WIX Filters Chevrolet 39.133 183.988
21 9 Marcos Ambrose MAC Tools Ford 39.162 183.852
22 31 Jeff Burton Caterpillar Chevrolet 39.194 183.702
23 43 Aric Almirola Farmland Ford 39.195 183.697
24 99 Carl Edwards SUBWAY Ford 39.222 183.57
25 47 Bobby Labonte Charter Toyota 39.291 183.248
26 51 AJ Allmendinger Phoenix Construction Chevrolet 39.32 183.113
27 27 Paul Menard Menards / CertainTeed Chevrolet 39.34 183.02
28 83 David Reutimann Burger King / Dr Pepper Toyota 39.382 182.825
29 7 Dave Blaney SANY Chevrolet 39.418 182.658
30 35 Josh Wise(i) MDS Transport Ford 39.422 182.639
31 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. # NOS Ford 39.448 182.519
32 30 David Stremme Swan Energy / Lean1 Toyota 39.458 182.473
33 93 Travis Kvapil Burger King / Dr Pepper Toyota 39.465 182.44
34 38 David Gilliland Long John Silver's Ford 39.671 181.493
35 98 Michael McDowell Phil Parsons Racing Ford 39.76 181.087
36 33 Landon Cassill Little Joe's Autos / Precon Marine Chevrolet 39.76 181.087
37 36 JJ Yeley Accell Construction Chevrolet Owner Points  
38 44 Scott Riggs No Label Ford Owner Points  
39 32 Timmy Hill # OXY Water Ford Owner Points  
40 10 Danica Patrick # GoDaddy.com Chevrolet Owner Points  
41 19 Mike Bliss(i) G-Oil / Plinker Tactical / Doubletree Toyota Owner Points  
42 34 David Ragan Ford Owner Points  
43 87 Joe Nemechek(i) MaddiesPlaceRocks.com Toyota Owner Points  

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

Source: Timing and Scoring provided by NASCARMedia/NASCAR Statistics




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