NASCAR Bristol 2013: Lineup, starting grid for Irwin Tools Night Race

Sean Gardner

Denny Hamlin leads the field to the start line in Saturday night's Sprint Cup race.

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series goes under the lights at Bristol Motor Speedway for Saturday night's Irwon Tools Night Race. The competitors will go 500 laps around Bristol's legendary half-mile oval. Television coverage begins on ABC at 7:30 p.m. ET, with the green flag dropping at approximately 7:43 p.m.

Denny Hamlin won the pole position in Friday's qualifying. Hamlin, who enters Saturday's race 25th in the Sprint Cup standings, won the Bristol night race last year. He will be joined on the front row by Kurt Busch, who qualified second.  Carl Edwards and Brian Vickers start the day in Row 2, with Matt Kenseth and Joey Logano in Row 3. Kasey Kahne, who won the Sprint Cup race at Bristol in March, starts in seventh position. He is joined on Row 4 by Ryan Newman. Martin Truex Jr. and Aric Almirola round out the top 10.

Defending Sprint Cup champ Brad Keselowski begins the race in 12th position. Points leader Jimmie Johnson is in 13th. Dale Earnhardt Jr. qualified 19th. Kyle Busch, who won Wednesday's Truck series race and Friday's Nationwide race, hit the wall during qualifying and will start last in Saturday's field of 43.

The full starting lineup is available via NASCAR and Jayski.

Pos. Driver Car No. Best Speed Best Time Behind
1 Denny Hamlin 11 128.969 14.878 Leader
2 Kurt Busch 78 128.770 14.901 --0.023
3 Carl Edwards 99 128.692 14.910 --0.032
4 Brian Vickers 55 128.684 14.911 --0.033
5 Matt Kenseth 20 128.580 14.923 --0.045
6 Joey Logano 22 128.520 14.930 --0.052
7 Kasey Kahne 5 128.348 14.950 --0.072
8 Ryan Newman 39 128.236 14.963 --0.085
9 Martin Truex Jr 56 128.159 14.972 --0.094
10 Aric Almirola 43 128.134 14.975 --0.097
11 Mark Martin 14 127.852 15.008 --0.130
12 Brad Keselowski 2 127.741 15.021 --0.143
13 Jimmie Johnson 48 127.665 15.030 --0.152
14 Marcos Ambrose 9 127.622 15.035 --0.157
15 Kevin Harvick 29 127.588 15.039 --0.161
16 Juan Pablo Montoya 42 127.546 15.044 --0.166
17 David Ragan 34 127.529 15.046 --0.168
18 Ryan Truex 51 127.393 15.062 --0.184
19 Dale Earnhardt Jr 88 127.048 15.103 --0.225
20 Jamie McMurray 1 126.813 15.131 --0.253
21 Paul Menard 27 126.787 15.134 --0.256
22 Danica Patrick 10 126.587 15.158 --0.280
23 Bobby Labonte 47 126.578 15.159 --0.281
24 Clint Bowyer 15 126.495 15.169 --0.291
25 David Gilliland 38 126.470 15.172 --0.294
26 Michael McDowell 98 126.362 15.185 --0.307
27 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 17 126.278 15.195 --0.317
28 Josh Wise 35 126.245 15.199 --0.321
29 Greg Biffle 16 126.195 15.205 --0.327
30 Casey Mears 13 125.798 15.253 --0.375
31 David Reutimann 83 125.757 15.258 --0.380
32 Jeff Gordon 24 125.749 15.259 --0.381
33 Landon Cassill 40 125.338 15.309 --0.431
34 J.J. Yeley 36 125.036 15.346 --0.468
35 Ken Schrader 32 125.011 15.349 --0.471
36 Dave Blaney 7 124.995 15.351 --0.473
37 Joe Nemechek 87 124.922 15.360 --0.482
38 David Stremme 30 124.678 15.390 --0.512
39 Travis Kvapil 93 124.517 15.410 --0.532
40 Tony Raines 33 124.162 15.454 --0.576
41 Jeff Burton 31 124.090 15.463 --0.585
42 Scott Speed 95 123.570 15.528 --0.650
43 Kyle Busch 18 58.688 32.695 --17.817

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