Logano on pole for Food City 500

Joey Logano captured the first pole of his Sprint Cup career during qualifying for the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway.

The 19-year-old ran a lap of 124.630 mph and time of 15.396 seconds at Friday's session. Currently 14th in the points standings, Logano ranks ahead of his Joe Gibbs Racing teammates Kyle Busch (15th) and Denny Hamlin (22nd).

Kurt Busch has the outside pole, with a lap of 123.857 mph, 15.492 seconds. Busch has five victories at the short track and is looking to capitalize on his win two weeks ago at Atlanta.

After trying for the last four races, Casey Mears qualified on time for his first Sprint Cup event with Keyed-Up Motorsports. Mears will start 34th.

The Food City 500 will be broadcast Sunday at 1 p.m. on FOX. Green flag is scheduled for 1:13 p.m. ET.

Starting lineup:

1 Joey Logano
2 Kurt Busch
3 Dave Blaney
4 Jimmie Johnson
5 Jeff Gordon
6 Juan Montoya
7 Matt Kenseth
8 Carl Edwards
9 Marcos Ambrose
10 David Reutimann
11 Tony Stewart
12 Paul Menard
13 Mark Martin
14 Jeff Burton
15 Denny Hamlin
16 David Gilliland
17 Jamie McMurray
18 Dale Earnhardt Jr.
19 Martin Truex Jr.
20 Regan Smith
21 Ryan Newman
22 Sam Hornish Jr.
23 A.J. Allmendinger
24 Kasey Kahne
25 Greg Biffle
26 Clint Bowyer
27 Aric Almirola
28 Brian Vickers
29 Scott Speed
30 David Ragan
31 David Stremme
32 Robby Gordon
33 Kevin Harvick
34 Casey Mears
35 Joe Nemechek
36 Brad Keselowski
37 Elliott Sadler
38 Kyle Busch
39 Michael Waltrip
40 Terry Cook*
41 Travis Kvapil
42 Kevin Conway+*
43 Bobby Labonte #

+Owner points
#Champion's provisional

Did Not Qualify:
Mike Bliss and Max Papis

Photo of Logano with pole award from NASCAR Media

Logano on pole for Food City 500 Logano on pole for Food City 500 Reviewed by Rebecca Kivak on Friday, March 19, 2010 Rating: 5