Denny Hamlin wins pole at Bristol, Full qualifying results for Food City 500


Denny Hamlin won the pole for this weekends NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Bristol Motor Speedway. The driver of the No. 11 beat out Brad Keselowski and Matt Kenseth for the top spot.

Knockout qualifying began with all cars running laps at the same time before the field began to be cut down for the following segment. The top 12 cars moved on, while the rest of the field was seated in spots 13-43 with two cars failing to make the race.

In the final segment Hamlin set a new track record at 129.991 mph claiming the pole at the 0.533-mile track located in Bristol, TN.

Last season Kasey Kahne won this race while Matt Kenseth was the winner in the night race. Coverage of the Food City 500 will take place on FOX beginning at 1:00 pm ET with the green flag set to wave at 1:13 pm ET.

Sunday’s race will be 500 laps making up 266.5 miles.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Qualifying Results for Bristol

  1. Denny Hamlin
  2. Brad Keselowski
  3. Matt Kenseth
  4. Joey Logano
  5. Marcos Ambrose
  6. Jeff Gordon
  7. Kyle Busch
  8. Greg Biffle
  9. Ryan Newman
  10. Kasey Kahne
  11. Jimmie Johnson
  12. Carl Edwards
  13. Kurt Busch
  14. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  15. Clint Bowyer
  16. David Gilliland
  17. Jamie McMurray
  18. Cole Whitt
  19. David Ragan
  20. Kyle Larson
  21. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
  22. A.J. Allmendinger
  23. Michael McDowell
  24. Aric Almirola
  25. Casey Mears
  26. Austin Dillon
  27. Kevin Harvick
  28. Paul Menard
  29. Martin Truex Jr.
  30. Justin Allgaier
  31. Landon Cassill
  32. Josh Wise
  33. Alex Bowman
  34. Michael Annett
  35. Reed Sorenson
  36. Danica Patrick
  37. Tony Stewart
  38. Brian Vickers
  39. Travis Kvapil
  40. Ryan Truex
  41. Parker Kligerman
  42. Joe Nemechek
  43. Timmy Hill

Failing to make the race were Dave Blaney and David Reutimann.