Saturday, June 9, 2012

NSCS Pole Report: Logano wins Pocono pole award


Joey Logano will lead the field to the green flag for tomorrow's Pocono 400 presented by #NASCAR. With a lap of 50.11 seconds, 179.598 mph, Logano's lap is a new track record at the newly repaved Pocono Raceway. Kasey Kahne has held the track record for eight years, with a speed of 172.533 miles per hour. Today, the top 36 cars were faster than that speed.

Qualifying started off with a delay, NASCAR had to clean the track in Turn 1 after the first few cars out were sliding in that area. In an unusual move, NASCAR allowed Scott Riggs to make a second attempt at qualifying after continued attempts to clean the track's surface. Still after his lap, Riggs said, "way slick!" Riggs will start the race in 38th.

Stacy Compton qualified into the 400, making his first Cup start since Daytona of 2003. Compton is a NASCAR team owner for Turn One Racing.

The starting lineup for the Pocono 400:

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

Tune into the Pocono 400 tomorrow at 1:00pm EST on TNT

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