NASCAR at Kentucky Speedway 2013: Lineup, starting grid for Quaker State 400

Andy Lyons

Earnhardt Jr. and Edwards lead the field to the green flag Saturday night.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the pole in Friday qualifying for the NASCAR Quaker State 400 taking place Saturday night at Kentucky Speedway. Earnhardt put up a 183.636 mph qualifying run, becoming one of nine drivers to break the former track record Friday. It's Earnhardt's first pole of the season and the 12th of his career.

Earnhardt is joined on the first row by Carl Edwards. Current Sprint Cup points leader Jimmie Johnson finished third in qualifying, and will be paired with 2011 Kentucky Speedway winner Kyle Busch in Row 2. Marcos Ambrose and Denny Hamlin start from Row 3.

Last year's Kentucky winner, Brad Keselowski, qualified eighth and will start from Row 4 with Ryan Newman.

The full starting grid and qualifying results are listed below:

1. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 183.636 mph

2. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 183.306 mph

3. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 183.144 mph

4. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 182.593 mph

5. (9) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 182.587 mph

6. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 182.340 mph

7. (39) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 182.254 mph

8. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 182.192 mph

9. (55) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 181.922 mph

10. (42) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 181.720 mph

11. (22) Joey Logano, Ford, 181.708 mph

12. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 181.653 mph

13. (17) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 181.391 mph

14. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 181.360 mph

15. (15) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 181.159 mph

16. (20) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 181.111 mph

17. (47) A.J. Allmendinger, Toyota, 180.892 mph

18. (43) Aric Almirola, Ford, 180.868 mph

19. (56) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 180.832 mph

20. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 180.765 mph

21. (5) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 180.638 mph

22. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 180.578 mph

23. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 180.445 mph

24. (27) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 179.970 mph

25. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 179.964 mph

26. (51) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 179.802 mph

27. (78) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 179.390 mph

28. (30) David Stremme, Toyota, 179.075 mph

29. (10) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 178.944 mph

30. (33) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, 178.265 mph

31. (13) Casey Mears, Ford, 178.235 mph

32. (7) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet, 177.983 mph

33. (98) Michael McDowell, Ford, 177.713 mph

34. (38) David Gilliland, Ford, 177.486 mph

35. (36) J.J. Yeley, Chevrolet, 176.636 mph

36. (83) David Reutimann, Toyota, 176.486 mph

37. (35) Josh Wise, Ford, 176.384 mph

38. (34) David Ragan, Ford, 176.344 mph

39. (19) Mike Bliss, Toyota, 175.816 mph

40. (93) Travis Kvapil, Toyota, 175.707 mph

41. (87) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 175.234 mph

42. (44) Scott Riggs, Ford, 175.143 mph

43. (32) Ken Schrader, Ford, 172.988 mph

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