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Hamlin earns his third career pole at Martinsville

NASCAR Sprint Cup
Friday, October 25, 2013

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Denny Hamlin won the Coors Light Pole for the Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 powered by Kroger at Martinsville Speedway.

Hamlin posted a speed of 99.595 mph, which is a track record. It's the 18th time this year a Generation-6 car has posted a new track qualifying record. Jimmie Johnson had set the previous mark in the spring with a speed of 98.400 mph.

For Hamlin, it is his third career pole at Martinsville, his fifth of the season and the 17th of his career.

Joining Hamlin on the front row is Johnson, who had a speed of 99.344 mph. Johnson has eight career wins at Martinsville.

Hamlin's Joe Gibbs Racing teammates Kyle Busch (99.344 mph) and Matt Kenseth (99.183 mph) were third and fourth on the speed chart in qualifying.

Clint Bowyer, who had the fastest time in Friday's practice session, rounded out the top five.

Joey Logano, Jamie McMurray, David Ragan, Jeff Gordon and Kevin Harvick completed the top 10.

The Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500 powered by Kroger is on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. ET. It will be televised on ESPN.

Results

Pos Driver # Make Sponsor Speed Time Behind
1 Denny Hamlin 11 Toyota FedEx One Rate 99.595 19.013 Leader
2 Jimmie Johnson 48 Chevrolet Lowe's 99.344 19.061 --0.048
3 Kyle Busch 18 Toyota M&M's Halloween 99.344 19.061 --0.048
4 Matt Kenseth 20 Toyota Dollar General 99.183 19.092 --0.079
5 Clint Bowyer 15 Toyota 5-Hour Energy 99.162 19.096 --0.083
6 Joey Logano 22 Ford Shell Pennzoil 99.084 19.111 --0.098
7 Jamie McMurray 1 Chevrolet McDonald's 99.007 19.126 --0.113
8 David Ragan 34 Ford Taco Bell 98.815 19.163 --0.150
9 Jeff Gordon 24 Chevrolet Drive to End Hunger 98.790 19.168 --0.155
10 Kevin Harvick 29 Chevrolet Rheem 98.774 19.171 --0.158
11 Brad Keselowski 2 Ford Miller Lite 98.748 19.176 --0.163
12 Dale Earnhardt Jr 88 Chevrolet National Guard 98.712 19.183 --0.170
13 Juan Pablo Montoya 42 Chevrolet Target 98.702 19.185 --0.172
14 Carl Edwards 99 Ford Geek Squad 98.656 19.194 --0.181
15 Martin Truex Jr 56 Toyota NAPA Auto Parts 98.553 19.214 --0.201
16 Marcos Ambrose 9 Ford DeWalt 98.553 19.214 --0.201
17 Ryan Newman 39 Chevrolet State Water Heaters 98.527 19.219 --0.206
19 Kurt Busch 78 Chevrolet Furniture Row/Denver Mattress Chevrolet 98.400 19.244 --0.231
20 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 17 Ford Driven for a Cause 98.394 19.245 --0.232
21 Mark Martin 14 Chevrolet Bass Pro Shops / Mobil 1 98.379 19.248 --0.235
22 Jeff Burton 31 Chevrolet Sleep Innovations / Dow 98.328 19.258 --0.245
23 Paul Menard 27 Chevrolet Menards / Turtle Wax 98.129 19.297 --0.284
24 Landon Cassill 40 Chevrolet Moon Shine Attitude Attire 98.053 19.312 --0.299
25 Kasey Kahne 5 Chevrolet Farmers Insurance 98.048 19.313 --0.300
26 Kyle Larson 51 Chevrolet Target 97.972 19.328 --0.315
27 David Gilliland 38 Ford Long John Silver's 97.855 19.351 --0.338
28 Casey Mears 13 Ford No. 13 GEICO Ford Fusion 97.830 19.356 --0.343
29 Dave Blaney 7 Chevrolet Tommy Baldwin Racing 97.780 19.366 --0.353
30 Cole Whitt 30 Toyota Widow Wax-Lean1 97.780 19.366 --0.353
31 Josh Wise 35 Ford MDS Transport 97.674 19.387 --0.374
32 Travis Kvapil 93 Toyota Burger King / Dr. Pepper 97.618 19.398 --0.385
33 Greg Biffle 16 Ford 3M 97.568 19.408 --0.395
34 Bobby Labonte 47 Toyota Clorox 97.498 19.422 --0.409
35 Elliott Sadler 55 Toyota RK Motors Collector Car Auctions 97.473 19.427 --0.414
36 Michael McDowell 98 Ford Phil Parsons Racing 97.448 19.432 --0.419
37 J.J. Yeley 36 Chevrolet Tommy Baldwin Racing 97.377 19.446 --0.433
38 Ken Schrader 32 Ford U.S. Chrome 97.103 19.501 --0.488
39 Tony Raines 33 Chevrolet Little Joe's Autos 97.088 19.504 --0.491
40 Joe Nemechek 87 Toyota NEMCO-JRR, LLC 97.053 19.511 --0.498
41 Danica Patrick 10 Chevrolet GoDaddy Breast Cancer Awareness 96.755 19.571 --0.558
42 Reed Sorenson 95 Ford TBD 95.845 19.757 --0.744
43 David Reutimann 83 Toyota Burger King-Dr. Pepper 94.794 19.976 --0.963

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