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Johnson wins Sprint Cup pole in Bristol

NASCAR
Friday, August 20, 2010

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A slumping Jimmie Johnson got just what the doctor ordered by winning the pole for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Irwin Tools 500 race in Bristol, Tennessee. 

Johnson turned a lap of 123.475 mph to earn his 24th career Sprint Cup pole and the first on 2010. 

Carl Edwards recorded the second-best lap of the session with a speed of 122.937 mph. Joey Logano, Tony Stewart and David Reutimann rounded out the top five.

Ryan Newman, Jamie McMurray, Juan Pablo Montoya, Martin Truex, Jr. and A.J. Allmendinger completed the first ten qualifiers.

Results

Pos

Car Driver Team Time Speed Fastest Next
1 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's Chevrolet 15.540 123.475 0.000 0.000
2 99 Carl Edwards Aflac Ford 15.608 122.937 0.068 0.068
3 20 Joey Logano Home Depot Toyota 15.630 122.764 0.090 0.022
4 14 Tony Stewart Office Depot / Old Spice Chevrolet 15.653 122.584 0.113 0.023
5 00 David Reutimann Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota 15.664 122.497 0.124 0.011
6 39 Ryan Newman Wix Filters Chevrolet 15.680 122.372 0.140 0.016
7 1 Jamie McMurray Bass Pro Shops / Tracker Boats Chevrolet 15.691 122.287 0.151 0.011
8 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Target Chevrolet 15.696 122.248 0.156 0.005
9 56 Martin Truex Jr. NAPA Auto Parts Toyota 15.705 122.178 0.165 0.009
10 43 A J Allmendinger Valvoline Ford 15.708 122.154 0.168 0.003
11 9 Kasey Kahne Budweiser Ford 15.711 122.131 0.171 0.003
12 98 Paul Menard CertainTeed / Menards Ford 15.711 122.131 0.171 0.000
13 5 Mark Martin CARQUEST Auto Parts Chevrolet 15.725 122.022 0.185 0.014
14 17 Matt Kenseth Crown Royal Black Ford 15.728 121.999 0.188 0.003
15 12 Brad Keselowski Penske Dodge 15.728 121.999 0.188 0.000
16 31 Jeff Burton Caterpillar Chevrolet 15.732 121.968 0.192 0.004
17 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Ground Toyota 15.734 121.952 0.194 0.002
18 83 Reed Sorenson Red Bull Toyota 15.742 121.890 0.202 0.008
19 18 Kyle Busch Doublemint Toyota 15.745 121.867 0.205 0.003
20 2 Kurt Busch Miller Lite / Vortex Dodge 15.752 121.813 0.212 0.007
21 16 Greg Biffle 3M Ford 15.755 121.790 0.215 0.003
22 47 Marcos Ambrose Bush's / Kingsford Toyota 15.773 121.651 0.233 0.018
23 82 Scott Speed Red Bull Toyota 15.791 121.512 0.251 0.018
24 33 Clint Bowyer Hamburger Helper Chevrolet 15.796 121.474 0.256 0.005
25 77 Sam Hornish Jr. Mobil 1 Dodge 15.797 121.466 0.257 0.001
26 24 Jeff Gordon DuPont Chevrolet 15.803 121.420 0.263 0.006
27 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. AMP Energy / National Guard Chevrolet 15.808 121.382 0.268 0.005
28 29 Kevin Harvick Shell / Pennzoil Chevrolet 15.820 121.290 0.280 0.012
29 78 Regan Smith Farm American.com Chevrolet 15.822 121.274 0.282 0.002
30 09 Bobby Labonte Phoenix Construction Chevrolet 15.843 121.113 0.303 0.021
31 26 Jeff Green Air Guard Ford 15.858 120.999 0.318 0.015
32 66 Scott Riggs PRISM Motorsports Toyota 15.864 120.953 0.324 0.006
33 34 Travis Kvapil Long John Silver's Ford 15.869 120.915 0.329 0.005
34 38 David Gilliland Taco Bell Ford 15.869 120.915 0.329 0.000
35 55 Michael McDowell PRISM Motorsports Toyota 15.869 120.915 0.329 0.000
36 64 Todd Bodine Little Joe's Autos Toyota 15.882 120.816 0.342 0.013
37 07 Robby Gordon SpeedFactory.TV Toyota 15.889 120.763 0.349 0.007
38 6 David Ragan UPS Ford 15.896 120.710 0.356 0.007
39 13 Casey Mears GEICO Toyota 15.902 120.664 0.362 0.006
40 36 Dave Blaney Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 15.952 120.286 0.412 0.050
41 87 Joe Nemechek NEMCO Motorsports Toyota 15.958 120.241 0.418 0.006
42 37 Tony Raines A&W All American Food Ford 16.033 119.678 0.493 0.075
43 7 Kevin Conway # SpeedFactory.TV Toyota 16.045 119.589 0.505 0.012
44 19 Elliott Sadler Hunt Brothers Pizza Ford 16.071 119.395 0.531 0.026
45 71 Landon Cassill TaxSlayer.com Chevrolet 16.072 119.388 0.532 0.001
46 4 Kevin Lepage Alpha Natural Resources / Joy Mining Machinery Chevrolet 16.088 119.269 0.548 0.016
47 46 J J Yeley Cash America Dodge 16.143 118.863 0.603 0.055
48 92 Brian Keselowski K-Automotive Motorsports Dodge 16.267 117.957 0.727 0.124

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