NASCAR Starting Lineup For Brickyard 400: David Ragan Takes Top Spot At Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Just like a UPS delivery man, David Ragan apparently has a good sense of timing.

On a Brickyard 400 weekend in which Ragan is running a special throwback paint scheme to honor NASCAR Hall of Famer Ned Jarrett, Ragan claimed the pole for Sunday's NASCAR race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway with a speed of 182.994 mph.

"Maybe we'll talk them into keeping this color next week," Ragan told Jarrett.

Ragan will start alongside Kasey Kahne (182.927 mph), with Jimmie Johnson, Kurt Busch and Brad Keselowski lining up behind them.

AJ Allmendinger, Juan Pablo Montoya, Jeff Gordon, Matt Kenseth and Carl Edwards rounded out the top 10.

What does Ragan plan to do in order to take advantage of his starting position on Sunday?

"I'm not going to change lanes before the start/finish line," Ragan cracked, referring to his infamous mistake in the Daytona 500 – which cost him a shot at the win. "That's the first thing I'm not going to do."

Ragan, currently in a wild card Chase spot, would love to have another win to solidify his postseason position. Can he win the Brickyard 400?

Here is the NASCAR Brickyard 400 starting lineup at Indianapolis Motor Speedway:

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