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NASCAR Texas Motor Speedway Starting Lineup Finalized: David Ragan Wins First Career Pole

You can bet David Ragan needed this. Now he just needs to turn his outstanding qualifying effort on Friday at Texas Motor Speedway into a good run during Saturday's Samsung Mobile 500.

Ragan, the last top-35 car to make a lap in qualifying, shoved Roush Fenway Racing teammate Carl Edwards off the pole by two-tenths of a second to take his first career No. 1 starting position.

Ragan recorded a lap of 189.820 mph, ahead of Edwards (188.571 mph), Clint Bowyer, Matt Kenseth and Regan Smith.

Jimmie Johnson, Marcos Ambrose, Joey Logano, Greg Biffle and Kurt Busch rounded out the top 10.

Travis Kvapil failed to qualify for the race. He was the only driver to be sent home.

Here is the starting lineup for Saturday night's Samsung Mobile 500 at Texas Motor Speedway:

  1. David Ragan
  2. Carl Edwards
  3. Clint Bowyer
  4. Matt Kenseth
  5. Regan Smith
  6. Jimmie Johnson
  7. Marcos Ambrose
  8. Joey Logano
  9. Greg Biffle
  10. Kurt Busch
  11. Kyle Busch
  12. Jeff Burton
  13. Kasey Kahne
  14. Juan Pablo Montoya
  15. AJ Allmendinger
  16. Ryan Newman
  17. Jamie McMurray
  18. Trevor Bayne
  19. Paul Menard
  20. Michael McDowell
  21. Mark Martin
  22. Casey Mears
  23. Denny Hamlin
  24. Landon Cassill
  25. David Reutimann
  26. Tony Stewart
  27. Brad Keselowski
  28. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  29. Kevin Harvick
  30. Brian Vickers
  31. Martin Truex Jr.
  32. Jeff Gordon
  33. David Starr
  34. Bobby Labonte
  35. JJ Yeley
  36. Mike Skinner
  37. Joe Nemechek
  38. Dave Blaney
  39. Andy Lally
  40. Robby Gordon
  41. David Gilliland
  42. Ken Schrader
  43. Tony Raines
DNQ: Travis Kvapil was the 41st-fastest qualifier, but the slowest of the go-or-go-home cars, so he failed to make the race.