Greg Biffle takes pole at Charlotte, lineup for race

Greg Biffle, driver of the No.16 Ford Fusion for Roush Fenway Racing won the pole for Saturday nights Bank of America 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Biffle set a new track record of 193.708mph in winning his twelfth career pole and third of 2012.

“I was super excited after that lap,” Biffle said. “I drove it off into Turn one further than I thought it was going to work, and the car hooked the bottom and stuck. When he told me the lap time…I knew at that point it was a track record. I was pretty excited about it.”

Mark Martin will start second followed by Ryan Newman third.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. will not be in the race due to a concussion he suffered during last weekends race at Talladega. Regan Smith will take over his ride for the next two races.

A.J Allmendinger qualified 38th in the No.51 for Phoenix Racing in his first start back since his suspension and dismissal from Penske Racing.

Joe Nemechek, Josh Wise, Scott Riggs and Cole Whitt were the “go or go homers” that unfortunately didn’t qualify for the race.

Full race lineup for Saturday nights race is below, Chase drivers are highlighted in RED.

  1. Greg Biffle
  2. Mark Martin
  3. Ryan Newman
  4. Clint Bowyer
  5. Jimmie Johnson
  6. Martin Truex Jr.
  7. Matt Kenseth
  8. Kyle Busch
  9. Denny Hamlin
  10. Kasey Kahne
  11. Kevin Harvick
  12. Joey Logano
  13. Jeff Gordon
  14. Sam Hornish Jr.
  15. Bobby Labonte
  16. Trevor Bayne
  17. Aric Almirola
  18. Marcos Ambrose
  19. Carl Edwards
  20. Brad Keselowski
  21. Kurt Busch
  22. Juan Pablo Montoya
  23. Scott Speed
  24. Paul Menard
  25. David Ragan
  26. Regan Smith
  27. Casey Mears
  28. Mike Bliss
  29. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
  30. Jamie McMurray
  31. David Stremme
  32. Tony Stewart
  33. Michael McDowell
  34. David Reutimann
  35. JJ Yeley
  36. David Gilliland
  37. Landon Cassill
  38. AJ Allmendinger
  39. Jeff Burton
  40. Timmy Hill
  41. Travis Kvapil
  42. Dave Blaney
  43. Reed Sorenson

    Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images North America

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