Joe Gibbs Racing drivers Kyle Busch and Denny Hamlin put their Toyota Camrys on the front row during the final round of knock-out qualifying at Martinsville Speedway, site of Sunday’s STP 500. Their JGR teammate Matt Kenseth qualified sixth.
Busch earned his first career Martinsville pole with a speed of 99.674 mph (18.998 seconds), edging out Hamlin for the pole. Hamlin sits on the outside pole with a speed of 99.548 mph (19.022 seconds), while Kenseth qualified with a speed of 99.048 mph (19.118 seconds).
Joey Logano (99.428 mph/19.045 seconds) and Jimmie Johnson (99.178 mph/19.093 seconds) make up Row Two, with Jeff Gordon (99.048 mph/19.118 seconds) joining Kenseth in Row Three. Tony Stewart, Carl Edwards, Jamie McMurray, Danica Patrick, Greg Biffle and Clint Bowyer round out the top 12.
Find the rest of Sunday’s lineup here.
The Sprint Cup Series STP 500 goes green on Sunday, March 30th at 1 p.m. ET. Keep up with the action at www.nascar.com.
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