NASCAR Dover Starting Lineup 2012: Mark Martin Nips Jimmie Johnson In Qualifying

Mark Martin backed up his fast practice lap from Friday to win the pole position for Sunday's FedEx 400 at Dover International Speedway, beating Jimmie Johnson as the final car to make an attempt in Saturday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying.

Martin's pole was his third of the season in just 10 attempts, as the veteran driver is racing a part-time schedule this season.

Johnson looked to have the pole if he could survive just one more car, but Martin beat him by five-thousandths of a second with a speed of 158.297 mph.

"I left a little on the table," Johnson said. "Mark found five-thousandths. ... Mark is one heck of a wheelman, and he continues to show it."

Ryan Newman will start third, followed by Clint Bowyer and Matt Kenseth.

Young drivers Josh Wise and Cole Whitt failed to qualify for Sunday's race.

Here's the starting lineup for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway:

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