NASCAR at Pocono Raceway 2013: Lineup, starting grid for 400

John Harrelson

Jimmie Johnson set a track qualifying record to earn his second pole of the year.

Jimmie Johnson earned the pole for the 400 at Pocono Speedway, setting a track record with a 180.654 mph lap. This is the 11th qualifying record that has been broken this season by the Gen-6 race car, and the second by Johnson.

Johnson nearly failed the pre-race inspection; he ended up going 29th instead of his scheduled 24th. The delay irked Kyle Busch, who ended up qualifying second. Busch talked with reporters after the qualifying round, telling The Associated Press:

"A lot of these other teams figure out how to play by the rules. It seems like there's one that's sometimes late. Quite often, more than the rest."

The full starting grid and qualifying results are listed below:

Row Position Driver Position Driver
1 1 Jimmie Johnson 2 Kyle Busch
2 3 Carl Edwards 4 Ryan Newman
3 5 Kurt Busch 6 Joey Logano
4 7 Greg Biffle 8 Marcos Ambrose
5 9 Denny Hamlin 10 Aric Almirola
6 11 Brad Keselowski 12 Jamie McMurray
7 13 Jeff Burton 14 Kevin Harvick
8 15 A.J. Allmendinger 16 Clint Bowyer
9 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 18 Kasey Kahne
10 19 Juan Pablo Montoya 20 Tony Stewart
11 21 Paul Menard 22 Jeff Gordon
12 23 Travis Kvapil 24 Matt Kenseth
13 25 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 26 Martin Truex Jr.
14 27 Michael McDowell 28 Mark Martin
15 29 Casey Mears 30 David Ragan
16 31 David Stremme 32 Dave Blaney
17 33 Bobby Labonte 34 Danica Patrick
18 35 David Reutimann 36 J.J. Yeley
19 37 David Gilliland 38 Landon Cassill
20 39 Joe Nemechek 40 Josh Wis
21 41 Timmy Hill 42 Alex Kennedy
22 43 Tony Raines

The green flag is scheduled for 1:19 p.m. ET, with ESPN televising the race.

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