Denny Hamlin wins Sprint All-Star Race pole, Biffle also on front row

CFKtpSVW8AI3wOjAfter three laps of qualifying that included a pit stop for four tires, Denny Hamlin and the No. 11 FedEx team – with a qualifying speed of 145.648 MPH – captured the pole for tonight’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) Sprint All-Star race at Charlotte Motor Speedway (CMS).

Greg Biffle and the No. 16 Ortho team, will start on the outside pole in second with a qualifying speed of 144.643 MPH, and they will be followed by Brad Keselowski (144.349 MPH) starting third, Clint Bowyer (144.256) fourth and Kasey Kahne (143.625) starts fifth.

Receiving the Sprint Fan Vote to participate in tonight’s event, Danica Patrick (143.499 MPH) will start sixth, while Dale Earnhardt Jr. (143.209) starts seventh, Aric Almirola (143.084) eighth, Jeff Gordon (143.080) ninth and Carl Edwards (142.880) claiming the 10th starting spot.

Tonight’s non-point race will be the 31st running of the Sprint All-Star Race, and it’s scheduled to get started around 9:30 p.m. (ET) with television coverage provided by FOX Sports 1.

Sprint All-Star Race Qualifying Results
Pos. Car # Driver Best Speed Best Time Gap
1 11 Denny Hamlin 145.648 111.227 Leader
2 16 Greg Biffle 144.643 112.000 -0.773
3 2 Brad Keselowski 144.349 112.228 -0.228
4 15 Clint Bowyer 144.256 112.300 -0.072
5 5 Kasey Kahne 143.625 112.794 -0.494
6 10 Danica Patrick 143.499 112.893 -0.099
7 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 143.209 113.121 -0.228
8 43 Aric Almirola 143.084 113.220 -0.099
9 24 Jeff Gordon 143.080 113.223 -0.003
10 19 Carl Edwards 142.880 113.382 -0.159
11 22 Joey Logano 142.525 113.664 -0.282
12 48 Jimmie Johnson 142.473 113.706 -0.042
13 47 AJ Allmendinger 142.400 113.764 -0.058
14 1 Jamie McMurray 142.075 114.024 -0.260
15 14 Tony Stewart 141.926 114.144 -0.120
16 41 Kurt Busch 140.950 114.934 -0.790
17 20 Matt Kenseth 140.165 115.578 -0.644
18 31 Ryan Newman 137.428 117.880 -2.302
19 18 Kyle Busch 134.478 120.446 -2.566
20 4 Kevin Harvick 129.840 124.769 -4.323

 

 

 

 

 

 

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