NASCAR At Martinsville: Jamie McMurray Leads Starting Lineup

Jamie McMurray won the Martinsville pole on Saturday afternoon, resulting in his eighth career No. 1 starting spot and first of the season.

McMurray, who had a career-high four poles last year, picked up the first-ever Martinsville pole for Earnhardt Ganassi Racing.

"This is really big for our race team," McMurray said. "We've had fast cars all year, and just haven't had the luck and haven't been able to put the finishes together."

McMurray, who has only one top-20 finish this season, is mired in 28th in the points and in need of a good run.

Ryan Newman will start on the outside pole, followed by Kasey Kahne, Joey Logano and Denny Hamlin – who has won the last three Martinsville races.

Hamlin's counterpart in Martinsville dominance, Jimmie Johnson, didn't have a good qualifying run. Johnson will start 17th.

Because of Dennis Setzer's crash in practice on Friday (he had no backup car), only 43 cars attempted to qualify. All of them made the race.

Here is the starting lineup for Sunday's Goody's Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway:

  1. Jamie McMurray
  2. Ryan Newman
  3. Kasey Kahne
  4. Joey Logano
  5. Denny Hamlin
  6. AJ Allmendinger
  7. Bobby Labonte
  8. David Reutimann
  9. Kevin Harvick
  10. Regan Smith
  11. Kyle Busch
  12. Mark Martin
  13. Brian Vickers
  14. David Ragan
  15. Clint Bowyer
  16. Paul Menard
  17. Jimmie Johnson
  18. Martin Truex Jr.
  19. Marcos Ambrose
  20. Kurt Busch
  21. Jeff Gordon
  22. Brad Keselowski
  23. Carl Edwards
  24. Matt Kenseth
  25. Trevor Bayne
  26. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  27. Juan Pablo Montoya
  28. Tony Stewart
  29. Dave Blaney
  30. Casey Mears
  31. Travis Kvapil
  32. Jeff Burton
  33. Greg Biffle
  34. Robby Gordon
  35. Michael McDowell
  36. David Gilliland
  37. Joe Nemechek
  38. Landon Cassill
  39. Mike Skinner
  40. Ken Schrader
  41. Tony Raines
  42. JJ Yeley
  43. Hermie Sadler
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