Pole Report: Sprint Showdown

Saturday night the lights will shine bright as 22 cars line up to put it all on the line for a chance to race with the All-Stars. Leading the field to green in the Sprint Showdown will be Penske Racing's AJ Allmendinger in the No. 22 Pennzoil Dodge who called his lap a "perfect lap."

Qualifying with a time of 28.057 seconds (192.465 MPH), Allmendinger beat out Martin Truex Jr. for the pole. Dale Earnhardt Jr., who was fastest in the only practice session, qualified third.

The top two finishers from the Showdown will transfer into the main event. Tune in to SPEED at 7 p.m. Saturday for the Showdown and All-Star Race.

Starting lineup:

  1. AJ Allmendinger
  2. Martin Truex Jr. 
  3. Dale Earnhardt Jr. 
  4. Jeff Burton
  5. Aric Almirola 
  6. Landon Cassill 
  7. Jaun Pablo Montoya
  8. Bobby Labonte
  9. Travis Kvapil
  10. David Stremme
  11. Casey Mears
  12. David Reutimann
  13. Joey Logano
  14. Stephen Leicht
  15. Scott Speed
  16. David Gilliland
  17. Mike Bliss
  18. JJ Yeley
  19. Jamie McMurray
  20. Joe Nemechek
  21. Josh Wise
  22. Tony Raines

Pole Report: Sprint Showdown Pole Report: Sprint Showdown Reviewed by Katy Lindamood on Friday, May 18, 2012 Rating: 5