Joe Gibbs Racing drivers Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin and Matt Kenseth put all three of their Toyota Camrys in the top six during the final round of knock-out qualifying at Martinsville Speedway, site of Sunday’s STP 500.
Busch, in the No. 18 M&Ms Toyota Camry, earned his first career Martinsville pole with a speed of 99.674 mph (18.998 seconds), edging out Hamlin for the pole. Hamlin, in the No. 11 FedEx Freight Toyota, sits on the outside pole with a speed of 99.548 mph (19.022 seconds), while Kenseth, in the No. 20 Dollar General Toyota, qualified sixth-quick with a speed of 99.048 mph (19.118 seconds).
Joey Logano and Jimmie Johnson make up Row Two, with Jeff Gordon joining Kenseth in Row Three. Tony Stewart, Carl Edwards, Jamie McMurray, Danica Patrick, Greg Biffle and Clint Bowyer round out the top 12.
The Sprint Cup Series STP 500 goes green on Sunday, March 30th at 1 p.m. ET. Keep up with the action at joegibbsracing.com.
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