NASCAR Michigan Starting Lineup 2012: Mark Martin Leads Qualifying

Mark Martin won his fourth pole of the 2012 NASCAR season despite only running a partial schedule, posting a lap of 199.706 mph on Friday at Michigan International Speedway.

Martin, driving Michael Waltrip Racing's No. 55 car, was the only driver to top 199 mph. The second-fastest driver, Carl Edwards, was more than 1 mph slower (198.626 mph).

The veteran driver's 55th career pole tied Bill Elliott for seventh on the all-time NASCAR list. Edwards, Jimmie Johnson, Matt Kenseth and Kasey Kahne rounded out the top five.

Trevor Bayne, Martin Truex Jr., Marcos Ambrose, Landon Cassill and Paul Menard completed the top 10. Dale Earnhardt Jr., who won the last Michigan race and brought back the same car, qualified 22nd.

Stephen Leicht and JJ Yeley failed to qualify for Sunday's race.

Here's the starting lineup for Sunday's NASCAR race at Michigan International Speedway:

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