NASCAR at Pocono Raceway 2014: Lineup, starting grid for Pocono 400

Matthew O'Haren-USA TODAY Sports

Denny Hamlin will start in front at Pocono after winning his third pole on the track.

When the green flag drops at the Pocono 400 on Sunday, Denny Hamlin will likely be hoping history repeats itself. Prior to this week, Hamlin had won the pole twice at Pocono and went on to win the race both times. He once again claimed the pole -- setting a track record during qualifying -- and will attempt to make it three-for-three.

Early in his career, Pocono was a great track for Hamlin as he notched four wins. He's had less success at the track recently following the repave in 2011. Hamlin seems to have once again solved the 2.5-mile track, running very well during qualifying. He'll start on the front row with Kurt Busch, who was the fastest during the second round of qualifying. Brad Keselowski, Kevin Harvick and Jeff Gordon round out the front five.

Sprint Cup leader Jimmie Johnson is coming off back-to-back wins, and ran extremely well at Pocono last year. If he's going to make it three straight wins, however, he's going to have to make up ground. Johnson -- who cited his own mistakes -- struggled in qualifying and failed to advance to the second round of qualifying. As a result, he'll start the race in 20th position.

Here is a complete look at the starting lineup:

Position

Driver

Make

Speed

1

Denny Hamlin

Toyota

181.415

2

Kurt Busch

Chevrolet

181.408

3

Brad Keselowski

Ford

181.316

4

Kevin Harvick

Chevrolet

180.832

5

Jeff Gordon

Chevrolet

180.513

6

Kyle Busch

Toyota

180.458

7

Joey Logano

Ford

179.827

8

Dale Earnhardt, Jr.

Chevrolet

179.565

9

Brian Vickers

Toyota

179.548

10

Carl Edwards

Ford

179.383

11

Austin Dillon

Chevrolet

179.326

12

Tony Stewart

Chevrolet

179.126

13

Greg Biffle

Ford

179.258

14

Kyle Larson

Chevrolet

179.229

15

Ryan Newman

Chevrolet

179.072

16

Danica Patrick

Chevrolet

179.051

17

Martin Truex, Jr.

Chevrolet

178.976

18

Jamie McMurray

Chevrolet

178.919

19

Clint Bowyer

Toyota

178.777

20

Jimmie Johnson

Chevrolet

178.678

21

A.J. Allmendinger

Chevrolet

178.288

22

Aric Almirola

Ford

178.144

23

Paul Menard

Chevrolet

178.031

24

Justin Allgaier

Chevrolet

177.288

25

Casey Mears

Chevrolet

178.045

26

Matt Kenseth

Toyota

177.968

27

Kasey Kahne

Chevrolet

177.908

28

Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.

Ford

177.83

29

Marcos Ambrose

Ford

177.162

30

Michael Annett

Chevrolet

176.308

31

Landon Cassill

Chevrolet

176.025

32

David Ragan

Ford

175.922

33

Travis Kvapil

Ford

175.867

34

Alex Bowman

Toyota

175.675

35

David Gilliland

Ford

175.613

36

Reed Sorenson

Chevrolet

174.958

37

Josh Wise

Ford

174.747

38

J.J. Yeley

Chevrolet

173.97

39

Timmy Hill

Toyota

173.26

40

Cole Whitt

Toyota

172.808

41

Ryan Truex

Toyota

172.453

42

Alex Kennedy

Chevrolet

169.693

43

Dave Blaney

Ford

No Time

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