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Daytona 500 2012 Qualifying: Results And Recap

The Daytona 500 Qualifying took place on Sunday afternoon. The time trials were to determine the pole and outside pole positions for next week's kickoff to the 2012 Sprint Cup season, as well as allowing four drivers to earn berths in the race.

The end results were very close, but Carl Edwards bested Roush Fenway Racing teammate Greg Biffle by just one-tenth of a second to determine the front row for next Sunday's race at Daytona International Speedway.

Bred Keselowski came in 19th in the qualifying on Sunday, but please note that the qualifying results do not determine the final starting lineup in the Daytona 500. This week will still see the Duels that will set the final grid prior to Sunday.

Here are the full results from qualifying (non-guaranteed drivers in bold):

  1. Carl Edwards
  2. Greg Biffle
  3. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  4. Marcos Ambrose
  5. Casey Mears
  6. Jeff Gordon
  7. Martin Truex Jr.
  8. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
  9. Trevor Bayne * (clinched berth in Daytona 500)
  10. Tony Stewart
  11. Mark Martin
  12. Jimmie Johnson
  13. AJ Allmendinger
  14. Paul Menard
  15. David Ragan
  16. Matt Kenseth
  17. Ryan Newman
  18. AJ Allmendinger
  19. Brad Keselowski
  20. Kevin Harvick
  21. Joey Logano
  22. Clint Bowyer
  23. Jeff Burton
  24. Juan Pablo Montoya
  25. Kasey Kahne
  26. Tony Raines * (clinched berth in Daytona 500)
  27. David Stremme * (clinched berth in Daytona 500)
  28. Kyle Busch
  29. Jamie McMurray
  30. Danica Patrick
  31. Kenny Wallace
  32. Terry Labonte * (guaranteed spot via past champion's provisional)
  33. Dave Blaney
  34. Kurt Busch
  35. Elliott Sadler
  36. Michael Waltrip
  37. Joe Nemechek
  38. Denny Hamlin
  39. Regan Smith
  40. Michael McDowell
  41. Landon Cassill
  42. David Gilliland
  43. Bobby Labonte
  44. Bill Elliott
  45. Mike Wallace
  46. David Reutimann
  47. Robert Richardson Jr.
  48. Robby Gordon
  49. JJ Yeley

For more on the Great American Race, check out SB Nation NASCAR's Daytona 500 stream, as well as NASCAR Ranting & Raving.