Open Race Thread: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GEICO 400 | Chicagoland Speedway

The Chase is on and Jimmie Johnson has delivered the first punch, albeit a psychological one, by taking the pole for the first race of the Chase season.

Do you think "5-Time" will become "6-Time"? Time will tell I guess, but I honestly don't think there are many reasons why he can't be a six time Champ.

POS CAR DRIVER MAKE SPONSOR SPEED TIME BEHIND
1 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Lowe's / Kobalt Tools 182.865 29.530 Leader
2 43 Aric Almirola Ford Farmland 182.636 29.567 -0.037
3 17 Matt Kenseth Ford Best Buy 182.334 29.616 -0.086
4 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet AMP Energy / 7-Eleven / National Guard 182.070 29.659 -0.129
5 99 Carl Edwards Ford Fastenal 182.045 29.663 -0.133
6 5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet Farmers Insurance 181.971 29.675 -0.145
7 78 Regan Smith Chevrolet Furniture Row / Farm American 181.953 29.678 -0.148
8 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota FedEx Ground 181.928 29.682 -0.152
9 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 5-hour Energy 181.855 29.694 -0.164
10 20 Joey Logano Toyota Dollar General 181.629 29.731 -0.201
11 27 Paul Menard Chevrolet Menards / Libman 181.616 29.733 -0.203
12 1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet McDonald's 181.525 29.748 -0.218
13 2 Brad Keselowski Dodge Miller Lite 181.507 29.751 -0.221
14 21 Trevor Bayne Ford Good Sam Club / Camping World 181.354 29.776 -0.246
15 55 Mark Martin Toyota LG Partner of the Year / Aaron's 181.257 29.792 -0.262
16 22 Sam Hornish Jr. Dodge Shell / Pennzoil 181.251 29.793 -0.263
17 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford Stanley 181.050 29.826 -0.296
18 56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota NAPA Auto Parts 180.989 29.836 -0.306
19 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet DuPont 180.874 29.855 -0.325
20 39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet Gene Haas Foundation Workshops For Warriors 180.729 29.879 -0.349
21 18 Kyle Busch Toyota Wrigley 180.705 29.883 -0.353
22 16 Greg Biffle Ford Scotch Blue 180.523 29.913 -0.383
23 47 Bobby Labonte Toyota Bubba Burgers 180.463 29.923 -0.393
24 98 Michael McDowell Ford Phil Parsons Racing 180.276 29.954 -0.424
25 195 Scott Speed Ford Jordan Truck Sales 180.210 29.965 -0.435
26 83 Landon Cassill Toyota Burger King 180.120 29.980 -0.450
27 13 Casey Mears Ford GEICO 180.048 29.992 -0.462
28 42 Juan Montoya Chevrolet Target 179.940 30.010 -0.480
29 14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet Office Depot / Mobil 1 179.892 30.018 -0.488
30 51 Kurt Busch Chevrolet Phoenix Construction 179.671 30.055 -0.525
31 30 David Stremme Toyota Inception Motorsports 179.575 30.071 -0.541
32 31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet Caterpillar 179.569 30.072 -0.542
33 87 Joe Nemechek Toyota AM / FM Energy Wood & Pellet Stoves 179.539 30.077 -0.547
34 119 Mike Bliss Toyota Plinker Tactical 179.533 30.078 -0.548
35 29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Budweiser Designate a Driver 179.456 30.091 -0.561
36 33 Cole Whitt Chevrolet Little Joes
Autos.com
179.438 30.094 -0.564
37 34 David Ragan Ford Distraction.gov 179.265 30.123 -0.593
38 93 Travis Kvapil Toyota Burger King / Dr Pepper 178.986 30.170 -0.640
39 32 T.J. Bell+ Ford U.S. Chrome 177.003 30.508 -0.978
40 38 David Gilliland+ Ford 1-800LoanMart 176.702 30.560 -1.030
41 10 Danica Patrick+ Chevrolet GoDaddy.com 176.189 30.649 -1.119
42 36 Dave Blaney+ Chevrolet Tommy Baldwin Racing 176.033 30.676 -1.146
43 26 Josh Wise* Ford MDS Transport 179.164 30.140 -0.610
Did Not Qualify
44 23 Scott Riggs Chevrolet North Texas Pipe 178.271 30.291 -0.761
45 191 Reed Sorenson Chevrolet Plinker Tactical 177.965 30.343 -0.813
46 37 J.J. Yeley Chevrolet Max Q Workforce / Bradley University 177.942 30.347 -0.817
47 249 Jason Leffler Toyota Robinson-Blak-
eney Racing
177.713 30.386 -0.856
+ Set by Owner Points
* Denotes Rookie
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