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May 10, 2013
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2013 NSCS Bojangles’ Southern 500 Starting Lineup
Timing & Scoring

Kurt Busch, driver of the #78 Furniture Row Racing / Serta Chevrolet, stands by his car during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bojangles' Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway on May 10, 2013 in Darlington, South Carolina. - Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images
Kurt Busch, driver of the #78 Furniture Row Racing / Serta Chevrolet, stands by his car during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bojangles' Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway on May 10, 2013 in Darlington, South Carolina. - Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images
Kurt Busch, with a new NSCS Darlington Raceway qualifying track record speed of 181.918 mph (previously held by Kasey Kahne with a speed of 181.254 mph, on Sept. 7, 2011) captured the 2013 Bojangles’ Southern 500 Coors Light Pole Award.

This was Busch’s first series pole of the 2013 season, his sixteenth series career pole and his second series pole at “The Lady in Black.” Note: Busch also holds the series track record for being the youngest pole-sitter – 23 years, 0 months, 29 days – with his first series pole at Darlington on 09/02/2001

The current series points leader, Jimmie Johnson, with a qualifying lap speed of 180.974 mph, will sit on the outside pole to start second, and will be followed by Kyle Busch (180.920 mph) who starts third, Kasey Kahne (180.741) fourth and Martin Truex, Jr. (180.284) starting fifth.

Rounding out the top-ten starting positions will be Denny Hamlin (180.154 mph) who will start sixth, Matt Kenseth (180.112) seventh, Jeff Gordon (180.105) eighth, Greg Biffle (180.000) ninth and Kevin Harvick (179.770) will start from the tenth position.

With only 43-drivers attempting to make the 43-car starting lineup, no one failed to qualify.

The Bojangles’ Southern 500 is set to get underway around 7:00 pm (ET) and FOX will provide live flag-to-flag television coverage of the event.

2013 NSCS Bojangles Southern 500 Starting Lineup

Pos Car Driver Team Time Speed
1 78 Kurt Busch Furniture Row Racing / Serta Chevrolet 27.032 181.918
2 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's Emerald Green Chevrolet 27.173 180.974
3 18 Kyle Busch Doublemint Toyota 27.181 180.92
4 5 Kasey Kahne Time Warner Cable Chevrolet 27.208 180.741
5 56 Martin Truex Jr. NAPA Auto Parts Toyota 27.277 180.284
6 11 Denny Hamlin SportClips Toyota 27.296 180.158
7 20 Matt Kenseth Home Depot / Husky Toyota 27.303 180.112
8 24 Jeff Gordon Cromax Pro Chevrolet 27.304 180.105
9 16 Greg Biffle Meguiar's Ford 27.32 180
10 29 Kevin Harvick Budweiser Chevrolet 27.355 179.77
11 31 Jeff Burton Caterpillar Chevrolet 27.368 179.684
12 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Target Chevrolet 27.376 179.632
13 15 Clint Bowyer KFC Boneless Toyota 27.381 179.599
14 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. # Zest Ford 27.394 179.514
15 27 Paul Menard Menards / Pittsburgh Paints Chevrolet 27.401 179.468
16 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. National Guard Chevrolet 27.41 179.409
17 99 Carl Edwards Geek Squad Ford 27.472 179.004
18 43 Aric Almirola Smithfield Ford 27.5 178.822
19 13 Casey Mears GEICO Ford 27.501 178.815
20 14 Tony Stewart Bass Pro Shops / Mobil 1 Chevrolet 27.511 178.75
21 39 Ryan Newman Quicken Loans Chevrolet 27.55 178.497
22 55 Mark Martin Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota 27.578 178.316
23 47 Bobby Labonte Kingsford Charcoal Grill Out for Mom Toyota 27.593 178.219
24 9 Marcos Ambrose Stanley Ford 27.63 177.98
25 1 Jamie McMurray McDonald's Chevrolet 27.631 177.974
26 2 Brad Keselowski Miller Lite Ford 27.633 177.961
27 51 Regan Smith(i) Hendrickcars.com Chevrolet 27.635 177.948
28 93 Travis Kvapil Burger King / Dr Pepper Toyota 27.669 177.73
29 38 David Gilliland Long John Silver's Ford 27.676 177.685
30 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford 27.681 177.653
31 34 David Ragan Peanut Patch Boiled Peanuts Ford 27.682 177.646
32 33 Landon Cassill Little Joe's Autos Chevrolet 27.736 177.3
33 83 David Reutimann Burger King / Dr Pepper Toyota 27.775 177.051
34 35 Josh Wise(i) MDS Transport Ford 27.835 176.67
35 98 Michael McDowell Curb Records Ford 27.837 176.657
36 95 Scott Speed Ford 27.884 176.359
37 7 Dave Blaney SANY Chevrolet Owner Points  
38 19 Mike Bliss(i) Plinker Tactical Toyota Owner Points  
39 30 David Stremme Swan Energy Toyota Owner Points  
40 10 Danica Patrick # GoDaddy.com Chevrolet Owner Points  
41 32 Timmy Hill # OXY Water Ford Owner Points  
42 36 JJ Yeley Chevrolet Owner Points  
43 87 Joe Nemechek(i) RoyalTeakCollection.com Toyota Owner Points  

(i) Ineligible for Driver Points in this Series
# Denotes Rookie

Source: Timing and Scoring provided by NASCARMedia/NASCAR Statistics




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