Jeff Gordon wins pole at Richmond, full qualifying results for Federated Auto Parts 400


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Jeff Gordon won the pole in qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway.

The Federated Auto Parts 400 will be held Saturday night at the 3/4 mile Richmond International Raceway. A total of 43 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series cars will take the green flag for the 400 lap race which consists of 300 miles.

Alongside Gordon on the front row will be Kurt Busch. The lone driver who failed to make the event was Mike Bliss.

Currently six drivers are locked into NASCAR Chase spots and after Saturday nights race at Richmond the field of 12 will be set.


Coverage of Saturday nights race will air on ABC beginning at 7:30 pm ET with the green flag scheduled to drop at 7:44 pm ET.

Regan Smith qualified for Jimmie Johnson, who opted to skip qualifying after his wife gave birth early Friday. Johnson will have to drop to the back of the pack to start Saturday nights race.

Qualifying Results for NASCAR Cup Series at Richmond

  1. Jeff Gordon
  2. Kurt Busch
  3. Brad Keselowski
  4. Clint Bowyer
  5. Jeff Gordon
  6. Denny Hamlin
  7. Jamie McMurray
  8. Greg Biffle
  9. Regan Smith (Jimmie Johnson will drive car)
  10. Joey Logano
  11. Martin Truex Jr.
  12. Juan Pablo Montoya
  13. Kyle Busch
  14. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  15. Aric Almirola
  16. Mark Martin
  17. Kevin Harvick
  18. Kasey Kahne
  19. Jeff Burton
  20. Brian Vickers
  21. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
  22. Paul Menard
  23. David Ragan
  24. Ryan Newman
  25. Casey Mears
  26. Carl Edwards
  27. Josh Wise
  28. Landon Cassill
  29. David Stremme
  30. Michael McDowell
  31. Joe Nemchek
  32. Marcos Ambrose
  33. Travis Kvapil
  34. AJ Allmendinger
  35. David Reutimann
  36. Danica Patrick
  37. David Gilliland
  38. Ryan Truex
  39. Reed Sorenson
  40. Dave Blaney
  41. Tony Raines
  42. Ken Schrader
  43. JJ Yeley