NASCAR Phoenix 2013 qualifying results: Martin speeds to Phoenix pole over Hendrick duo

Justin Edmonds

Mark Martin bested Kasey Kahne and Jimmie Johnson to win the pole for Sunday's NASCAR race at Phoenix International Raceway.

Mark Martin will lead the field to the green flag for Sunday's Subway Fresh Fit 500 at Phoenix International Speedway.

The 55-year-old driver for Michael Waltrip Racing sped to his 56th Sprint Cup Series pole with a lap of 138.074 mph. Martin's time bested the Hendrick Motorsports duo of Kasey Kahne and Jimmie Johnson, who qualified second and third, respectively.

Martin will be attempting to snap a 106-race winless streak which dates back to the 2009 season.

Rounding out the top five are Kyle Busch and Jeff Gordon with Tony Stewart, Kevin Harvick, Denny Hamlin, Matt Kenseth and Ryan Newman in positions six- through 10 on the grid.

Hamlin won this race last year after starting 13th.

A week after a historic Daytona 500 Danica Patrick had a sub-par effort in qualifying and will start 41st

"It just wasn't great," Patrick said. "We kind of had a similar issue in practice as well. Just couldn't get the back end to settle down."

Kurt Busch hit the wall exiting Turn 4 during his lap and sustained significant damage to the right side of his Chevrolet. He had posted the 25th-fastest time, but his Furniture Row Motorsports team will go to a backup car for Sunday's race and Busch will have to start at the rear of the field.

All 43 cars entered qualified for the race.

Here is the starting lineup for Sunday's NASCAR Subway Fresh Fit 500 at Phoenix:

1) Mark Martin

2) Kasey Kahne

3) Jimmie Johnson

4) Kyle Busch

5) Jeff Gordon

6) Tony Stewart

7) Kevin Harvick

8) Denny Hamlin

9) Matt Kenseth

10) Ryan Newman

11) Brad Keselowski

12) Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

13) Clint Bowyer

14) Martin Truex Jr.

15) Carl Edwards

16) Paul Menard

17) Greg Biffle

18) Aric Almirola

19) Jamie McMurray

20) Jeff Burton

21) Dale Earnhardt Jr.

22) Marcos Ambrose

23) AJ Allmendinger

24) David Ragan

25) Kurt Busch

26) Dave Blaney

27) J.J. Yeley

28) Scott Speed

29) Juan Pablo Montoya

30) Travis Kvapil

31) David Gilliland

32) Joey Logano

33) Bobby Labonte

34) David Reutimann

35) Mike Bliss

36) Josh Wise

37) David Stremme

38) Landon Cassill

39) Scott Riggs

40) Danica Patrick

41) Joe Nemechek

42) Ken Schrader

43) Casey Mears

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