Hamlin, in the No. 11 Sports Clips Toyota Camry, qualified fourth with a speed of 188.533 mph (29.406 seconds), and sits on the outside of Row Two with Juan Pablo Montoya. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (189.688 mph/29.227 seconds) and Carl Edwards make up the front row.
Matt Kenseth starts sixth in the No. 20 Home Depot/Husky Tools Toyota after his qualifying lap of 187.983 mph (29.492 seconds), while Kyle Busch starts ninth in the No. 18 M&Ms Toyota after his fast lap of 187.487 mph (29.570 seconds).
The AdvoCare 500 goes green Sunday at 7:30 p.m. ET. Qualifying for the Great Clips/Grit Chips 300 takes place Saturday at 4:05 p.m. ET, followed by the race at 7:30 p.m. ET. Keep up with the action at www.nascar.com and joegibbsracing.com.
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