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NASCAR At Michigan Lineup: Mark Martin Wins Pole For Sunday's Race

Mark Martin will lead the field to the green flag after earning the pole on Friday with an averaged speed of 199.706 miles per hour around the track. Martin, No. 26 in the Spring Cup standings, is well out of contention for a place in the Chase for the Cup that begins after four more races; however, Carl Edwards is not and needs a win on Sunday to bolster his chance at a continued season.

Edwards earned the second spot during Friday's qualifying session with a lap just two-tenths of a second slower than Martin's. Rounding out the top five were Jimmie Johnson, Matt Kenseth and Kasey Kahne, respectively, who each have spots in the Chase for now, although Kahne's isn't quite locked in yet.

Here's the full lineup for Sunday's Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway,

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

DNQ: Stephen Leicht, JJ Yeley.

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