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NASCAR Bristol Starting Lineup 2012: Greg Biffle Leads Qualifying Session

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Everything seems to be going right for Greg Biffle these days.

Biffle won his 10th career pole position on Friday afternoon at Bristol Motor Speedway, edging AJ Allmendinger by one one-thousandth of a second to earn the top spot for Sunday's Food City 500.

"I gotta pinch myself," said Biffle, who leads the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series point standings. "I think I'm dreaming. ... I'm having a great time – the time of my life."

Biffle had a fast average speed of 125.215 mph, which put him ahead of Allmendinger, Ryan Newman, Jeff Gordon and Brad Keselowski.

"I know this isn't going to last all season, but I'm enjoying the hell out of it right now," Biffle said.

Regan Smith, Aric Almirola, Carl Edwards, Joey Logano and Kasey Kahne rounded out the top 10.

Timmy Hill was the only driver who failed to qualify for the race, but Robby Gordon withdrew due to mechanical problems earlier in the day.

Here's the starting lineup for Sunday's Food City 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway:

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