Paul Menard earns pole for tonight’s Sprint Showdown

paul-menard-clt-sprint-showdown-2015-gettyPaul Menard, with a qualifying lap speed of 189.673 MPH, will lead the field of 29 cars in tonight’s non-point NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) Sprint Showdown at Charlotte Motor Speedway (CMS).

Starting second in the event with a qualifying lap speed of 189.660 MPH will be Greg Biffle; followed by David Ragan (189.049 MPH) starting third, Clint Bowyer (188.298) fourth and Martin Truex Jr. (188.173) starts fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 starting positions will be Kyle Larson (188.101 MPH) who starts sixth, Martin Truex Jr. (188.055) seventh, Danica Patrick (187.996) eighth, Casey Mears (186.981) ninth and Michael McDowell (186.884) will start from the 10th position.

The 30th annual Sprint Showdown is schedule to get underway around 7:15 p.m. (ET) this evening, and FOX Sports 1 will provide television coverage of the race.

Sprint Showdown Qualifying Results
Pos. Car # Driver Round 1 Round 2 Gap
1 27 Paul Menard 28.434 28.470 Leader
2 16 Greg Biffle 28.427 28.472 -0.002
3 55 David Ragan 28.595 28.564 -0.092
4 15 Clint Bowyer 28.682 28.678 -0.114
5 3 Austin Dillon 28.777 28.697 -0.019
6 42 Kyle Larson 28.694 28.708 -0.011
7 78 Martin Truex Jr. 28.563 28.715 -0.007
8 10 Danica Patrick 28.533 28.724 -0.009
9 13 Casey Mears 28.633 28.880 -0.156
10 95 Michael McDowell 28.773 28.895 -0.015
11 25 Chase Elliott 28.712 28.982 -0.087
12 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 28.521 28.996 -0.014
Eliminated From Round 1
13 9 Sam Hornish Jr. 28.777 Eliminated 0.000
14 51 Justin Allgaier 28.817 Eliminated -0.040
15 6 Trevor Bayne 28.857 Eliminated -0.040
16 7 Alex Bowman 28.970 Eliminated -0.113
17 38 David Gilliland 28.997 Eliminated -0.027
18 32 Mike Bliss 29.124 Eliminated -0.127
19 98 Josh Wise 29.164 Eliminated -0.040
20 40 Landon Cassill 29.191 Eliminated -0.027
21 83 Matt Dibenedetto # 29.208 Eliminated -0.017
22 26 Jeb Burton # 29.239 Eliminated -0.031
23 35 Cole Whitt 29.258 Eliminated -0.019
24 23 J.J. Yeley 29.561 Eliminated -0.303
25 46 Michael Annett 29.753 Eliminated -0.192
26 30 Jeff Green 29.779 Eliminated -0.026
27 62 Brendan Gaughan 30.122 Eliminated -0.343
28 33 Alex Kennedy 30.124 Eliminated -0.002
29 66 Tanner Berryhill 30.495 Eliminated -0.371

# – Rookie

 

 

 

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