Daytona Qualifying: Carl Edwards and Greg Biffle deliver all-Roush, Ford front row + Gatorade Duel starting lineups

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 19: (L-R) Greg Biffle, driver of the #16 3M Ford, and Carl Edwards, driver of the #99 Fastenal Ford, stand in the garage after qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 19, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida. Edwards is in the pole position. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images for NASCAR)

AYTONA BEACH, FLA. - Carl Edwards and Greg Biffle delivered an all-Roush front row for the Daytona 500 during Sunday qualifying for the Great American Race.

Carl Edwards set the pole with a 46.216 at 194.738 mph. Greg Biffle joined his teammate with a 46.371 at 194.087 mph.

"This is a very special team accomplishment," Edwards said. "Anyone could have driven that car to the pole and that's a testament to our team. This pole and these qualifying sessions at these restrictor plate race tracks shows what your guys are doing at the shop.

"Everyone's asked me how I was going to respond to what happened at Homestead last year, not getting that extra point. Here's the answer. Our team worked hard during the off-season and this is indicative of everyone's hard work."

Dale Earnhardt Jr. was the only Chevrolet in the top-five, turning in a 46.385 at 194.038 mph. The Fords of Marcos Ambrose and Casey Mears completed the bracket.

"Doug Yates and Ford Motor Company have set the curve," Roush said. "There's a new sheriff over there. Jamie Allison got his job (Director of Operations, North America) two years ago and has done a really nice job. His team is really doing a much better job at getting us the resources we need to do what we've got to do."

Allison's hard work has seemingly netted Roush and Ford the front row of the Daytona 500 and perhaps an opportunity for Ford to win back-to-back Daytona 500s for the first time in race history.

Clint Bowyer qualified 22nd for Michael Waltrip Racing but had his time disallowed when his car failed post-qualifying inspection. According to a Michael Waltrip Racing spokesperson, Bowyer's Camry was 60/1000ths too low on the left front. Bowyer will have to star Gatorade Duel #2 from the rear of the field. No other penalties are expected.

The Daytona 500 will air live on FOX and will begin at approximately 1 p.m. EST.

The complete time trial results and a starting lineup for both Gatorade Duels can be found beneath the jump.

2012 Daytona 500: NASCAR Sprint Cup Qualifying Results
POS CAR DRIVER MAKE SPONSOR SPEED TIME BEHIND
1 99 Carl Edwards Ford Fastenal 194.738 46.216 Leader
2 16 Greg Biffle Ford 3M 194.087 46.371 -0.155
3 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet Diet Mountain Dew/National Guard 194.028 46.385 -0.169
4 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford Stanley 193.999 46.392 -0.176
5 13 Casey Mears Ford GEICO 193.844 46.429 -0.213
6 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet Drive to End Hunger 193.803 46.439 -0.223
7 56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota NAPA Auto Parts 193.665 46.472 -0.256
8 6 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford Ford EcoBoost 193.665 46.472 -0.256
9 21 Trevor Bayne Ford Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire&Auto Center 193.615 46.484 -0.268
10 14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet Office Depot/Mobil 1 193.607 46.486 -0.270
11 55 Mark Martin Toyota Aarons Dream Machine 193.503 46.511 -0.295
12 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Lowes 193.449 46.524 -0.308
13 43 Aric Almirola Ford Smithfield Helping Hungry Homes 193.382 46.540 -0.324
14 27 Paul Menard Chevrolet Peak/Menards 193.374 46.542 -0.326
15 34 David Ragan Ford Scorpion Truck Bed Liners 193.249 46.572 -0.356
16 17 Matt Kenseth Ford Best Buy 193.245 46.573 -0.357
17 39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet U.S. Army/Quicken Loans 193.224 46.578 -0.362
18 22 A.J. Allmendinger Dodge Shell/Pennzoil 193.121 46.603 -0.387
19 2 Brad Keselowski Dodge Miller Lite 192.992 46.634 -0.418
20 29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Budweiser 192.914 46.653 -0.437
21 20 Joey Logano Toyota The Home Depot 192.868 46.664 -0.448
22 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 5-hour Energy 192.843 46.670 -0.454
23 31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet Caterpillar 192.777 46.686 -0.470
24 42 Juan Montoya Chevrolet Target 192.600 46.729 -0.513
25 5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet Farmers Insurance 192.583 46.733 -0.517
26 26 Tony Raines Ford Front Row Motorsports 192.534 46.745 -0.529
27 30 David Stremme Toyota Inception Motorsports 191.963 46.884 -0.668
28 18 Kyle Busch Toyota M&Ms Brown 191.873 46.906 -0.690
29 1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats 191.840 46.914 -0.698
30 10 Danica Patrick Chevrolet GoDaddy.com 191.738 46.939 -0.723
31 109 Kenny Wallace Toyota American Ethanol 191.567 46.981 -0.765
32 32 Terry Labonte Ford C&J Energy 191.522 46.992 -0.776
33 36 Dave Blaney Chevrolet Ollies Bargain Outlet 191.506 46.996 -0.780
34 51 Kurt Busch Chevrolet HendrickCars.com 191.363 47.031 -0.815
35 33 Elliott Sadler Chevrolet General Mills/Kroger 191.270 47.054 -0.838
36 140 Michael Waltrip Toyota Aarons Dream Machine 191.180 47.076 -0.860
37 87 Joe Nemechek Toyota AMFMEnergy.com/Pellet&Wood Stoves 191.160 47.081 -0.865
38 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota FedEx Express 191.127 47.089 -0.873
39 78 Regan Smith Chevrolet Furniture Row/CSX Play it Safe 191.062 47.105 -0.889
40 98 Michael McDowell Ford K-Love/Curb Records 190.990 47.123 -0.907
41 83 Landon Cassill Toyota Burger King 190.605 47.218 -1.002
42 38 David Gilliland Ford MHP Power Pak Pudding 190.046 47.357 -1.141
43 47 Bobby Labonte Toyota Kroger 190.022 47.363 -1.147
44 97 Bill Elliott Toyota AMFMEnergy.com/Pellet & Wood Stoves 189.950 47.381 -1.165
45 37 Mike Wallace Ford Poynt.com 189.853 47.405 -1.189
46 93 David Reutimann Toyota Burger King 189.235 47.560 -1.344
47 23 Robert Richardson Jr. Toyota North Texas Pipe 188.438 47.761 -1.545
48 7 Robby Gordon Dodge Mapei/Menards/Speed Energy 188.229 47.814 -1.598
49 249 J.J. Yeley Toyota America Israel Racing 187.954 47.884 -1.668


+ Set by Owner Points
* Denotes Rookie



Gatorade Duel Starting Lineups:

Starting Line Up by Row, Daytona International Speedway, Gatorade Duel 1
Provided by NASCAR Statistics - Sun, February 19, 2012 @ 05:03 PM Eastern
Row Pos Car Driver Team
Row 1: 1 99 Carl Edwards Fastenal Ford
Row 1: 2 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Diet Mountain Dew/National Guard Chevrolet
Row 2: 3 9 Marcos Ambrose Stanley Ford
Row 2: 4 6 Ricky Stenhouse Jr.(i) Ford EcoBoost Ford
Row 3: 5 21 ^ Trevor Bayne(i) Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire&Auto Center Ford
Row 3: 6 14 Tony Stewart Office Depot/Mobil 1 Chevrolet
Row 4: 7 43 Aric Almirola Smithfield Helping Hungry Homes Ford
Row 4: 8 27 Paul Menard Menards/Peak Chevrolet
Row 5: 9 34 David Ragan Scorpion Truck Bedliners Ford
Row 5: 10 22 AJ Allmendinger Shell Pennzoil Dodge
Row 6: 11 2 Brad Keselowski Miller Lite Dodge
Row 6: 12 29 Kevin Harvick Budweiser Chevrolet
Row 7: 13 31 Jeff Burton Caterpillar Chevrolet
Row 7: 14 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Target Chevrolet
Row 8: 15 30 ^ David Stremme Inception Motorsports Toyota
Row 8: 16 1 Jamie McMurray Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats Chevrolet
Row 9: 17 10 Danica Patrick(i) GoDaddy.com Chevrolet
Row 9: 18 32 ^ Terry Labonte C&J Energy Ford
Row 10: 19 40 ^ Michael Waltrip AaronsDream Machine Toyota
Row 10: 20 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Express Toyota
Row 11: 21 98 ^ Michael McDowell No.98 KLOVE/Curb Records Ford Ford
Row 11: 22 83 Landon Cassill Burger King Toyota
Row 12: 23 38 David Gilliland MHP/Power Pak Pudding Ford
Row 12: 24 37 ^ Mike Wallace(i) Poynt.com Ford
Row 13: 25 7 ^ Robby Gordon MAPEI/Menards/SPEED Energy Dodge

Did Not Qualify: None.
Manufacturer Starting Lineup DNQs Manufacturer Starting Lineup DNQs
Chevrolet 8 0 Ford 10 0
Dodge 3 0 Toyota 4 0

(i) Ineligible for driver points in this series


Starting Line Up by Row, Daytona International Speedway, Gatorade Duel 2
Provided by NASCAR Statistics - Sun, February 19, 2012 @ 05:03 PM Eastern
Row Pos Car Driver Team
Row 1: 1 16 Greg Biffle 3M Ford
Row 1: 2 13 Casey Mears GEICO Ford
Row 2: 3 24 Jeff Gordon Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet
Row 2: 4 56 Martin Truex Jr. NAPA Auto Parts Toyota
Row 3: 5 55 Mark Martin Aaron Toyota
Row 3: 6 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe Chevrolet
Row 4: 7 17 Matt Kenseth Best Buy Ford
Row 4: 8 39 Ryan Newman U.S. ARMY/Quicken Loans Chevrolet
Row 5: 9 20 Joey Logano The Home Depot Toyota
Row 5: 10 5 Kasey Kahne Farmers Insurance Chevrolet
Row 6: 11 26 ^ Tony Raines(i) Front Row Motorsports Ford
Row 6: 12 18 Kyle Busch M&M Brown Toyota
Row 7: 13 09 ^ Kenny Wallace(i) American Ethanol Toyota
Row 7: 14 36 ^ Dave Blaney Ollie Bargain Outlet Chevrolet
Row 8: 15 51 Kurt Busch Hendrickcars.com Chevrolet
Row 8: 16 33 Elliott Sadler(i) General Mills/Kroger Chevrolet
Row 9: 17 87 ^ Joe Nemechek(i) AM FM Energy Wood&Pellet Stoves Toyota
Row 9: 18 78 Regan Smith Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet
Row 10: 19 47 Bobby Labonte Kroger Toyota
Row 10: 20 97 ^ Bill Elliott AM FM Energy Wood&Pellet Stoves Toyota
Row 11: 21 93 David Reutimann Burger King Toyota
Row 11: 22 23 ^ Robert Richardson Jr.(i) North Texas Pipe Toyota
Row 12: 23 49 ^ JJ Yeley America Israel Racing Toyota
Row 12: 24 15 Clint Bowyer 5-hour Energy Toyota

Did Not Qualify: None.
Manufacturer Starting Lineup DNQs Manufacturer Starting Lineup DNQs
Chevrolet 8 0 Ford 4 0
Dodge 0 0 Toyota 12 0
(i) Ineligible for driver points in this series


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