NASCAR Darlington Raceway Starting Lineup: 2012 Southern 500 Qualifying Results

Greg Biffle once went three years without a NASCAR pole position. But since he broke the pole-less streak, he's certainly making up for last time.

Biffle won the pole for Saturday night's Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway, and he'll lead the starting lineup for the second time this season and the fifth time since last August.

The Roush Fenway Racing driver only has 11 poles in his career, but nearly half of them have come since the Michigan race last summer.

Hendrick Motorsports teammates Jimmie Johnson and Kasey Kahne tied for the second-fastest time, and Johnson got the No. 2 spot based on a tiebreaker.

Ryan Newman and Kyle Busch completed the top five.

Danica Patrick, making her second Sprint Cup Series start, qualified 38th. That's worth noting, because of all the talk about what would happen if she had to qualify based on speed (she didn't, though), her time was fast enough that she still would have made it.

Scott Riggs, Michael McDowell, Stephen Leicht and Mike Bliss failed to qualify for the race.

Here is the starting lineup for Saturday night's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Southern 500 at Darlington:

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