NASCAR Sprint Cup Series point leader Greg Biffle captured his second pole of the 2012 season, turning a fast lap at 180.257 mph to top qualifying for tomorrow night’s Bojangles Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway.
Biffle topped Jimmie Johnson and Kasey Kahne by .105
seconds for the pole, after the Hendrick Motorsports teammates turned identical
laps at 27.386 seconds earlier in the session. Johnson will start third
Saturday night by virtue of a higher rank in owner points, with Kahne third.
Ryan Newman and Kyle Busch completed the Top 5, with Martin Truex, Jr., Carl
Edwards, Denny Hamlin, defending Southern 500 champion Regan Smith and Jeff
Burton finishing the Top-10.
Defending Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart will
start 17th Saturday night, with current second-place point man Dale
Earnhardt, Jr., in 24th. Four drivers failed to qualify; Scott
Riggs, Michael McDowell, Stephen Leicht and Mike Bliss.
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