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Biffle Wins Pole For AAA Texas 500

by TMS Webmaster | Nov 04, 2011

FORT WORTH, Texas (November 4, 2011) – Greg Biffle captured the pole position for the AAA Texas 500 and led a Roush Fenway Racing sweep of the top three positions Friday during The Dallas Morning News Qualifying Days at Texas Motor Speedway.

Biffle (No. 16 Scotch Blue Ford), who was the fastest in practice, found even more speed in qualifying with a lap of 193.736 miles per hour (27.873 seconds) for his third pole of the season and ninth of his career. It also is his first career pole at Texas Motor Speedway, topping his previous-best qualifying effort of second at last year’s AAA Texas 500.

The Roush Fenway qualifying train continued with David Ragan (No. 6 UPS My Choice Ford) on the outside of the front row with a lap of 193.729 mph and Matt Kenseth (No. 17 Crown Royal Ford) third at 193.659 mph. Biffle nipped Ragan by just .001 of a second for the pole.

Chase points leader Carl Edwards (No. 99 AFLAC Ford) qualified seventh with a lap of 193.071 mph while his closest pursuer Tony Stewart (No. 14 Office Depot/Mobil 1 Chevrolet) earned the fifth starting position with a lap of 193.257 mph.

Forty-six cars attempted to make the 43-car AAA Texas 500 field and those that did not qualify were Flower Mound’s David Starr for Leavine Family Racing, David Stremme and Reed Sorenson.

The AAA Texas 500, the eighth stop in the 10-race Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, is set for a 2 p.m. CT start on Sunday. Tickets are still available by calling (817) 215-8500 or by visiting www.texasmotorspeedway.com.

Pos Car Driver Time Speed
1 16 Greg Biffle 27.873 193.736
2 6 David Ragan 27.874 193.729
3 17 Matt Kenseth 27.884 193.659
4 27 Paul Menard 27.916 193.437
5 14 Tony Stewart 27.942 193.257
6 00 David Reutimann 27.953 193.181
7 99 Carl Edwards 27.969 193.071
8 2 Brad Keselowski 27.976 193.023
9 4 Kasey Kahne 27.987 192.947
10 78 Regan Smith 27.995 192.892
11 48 Jimmie Johnson 27.998 192.871
12 9 Marcos Ambrose 28.006 192.816
13 21 Trevor Bayne(i) 28.039 192.589
14 22 Kurt Busch 28.056 192.472
15 42 Juan Pablo Montoya 28.072 192.362
16 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 28.106 192.130
17 18 Kyle Busch 28.107 192.123
18 33 Clint Bowyer 28.107 192.123
19 56 Martin Truex, Jr. 28.127 191.986
20 83 Brian Vickers 28.137 191.918
21 29 Kevin Harvick 28.177 191.646
22 1 Jamie McMurray 28.188 191.571
23 24 Jeff Gordon 28.189 191.564
24 39 Ryan Newman 28.210 191.421
25 20 Joey Logano 28.228 191.299
26 43 AJ Allmendinger 28.235 191.252
27 55 JJ Yeley 28.262 191.069
28 11 Denny Hamlin 28.273 190.995
29 51 Landon Cassill(i) 28.326 190.638
30 5 Mark Martin 28.356 190.436
31 31 Jeff Burton 28.363 190.389
32 47 Bobby Labonte 28.388 190.221
33 13 Casey Mears 28.388 190.221
34 34 David Gilliland 28.418 190.020
35 66 Michael McDowell 28.460 189.740
36 35 Dave Blaney 28.475 189.640
37 32 Mike Bliss(i) 28.586 188.904
38 37 Mike Skinner(i) 28.586 188.904
39 46 Scott Speed(i) 28.620 188.679
40 87 Joe Nemechek(i) 28.632 188.600
41 38 Travis Kvapil(i) 28.711 188.081
42 36 Geoffrey Bodine 29.646 182.149
43 71 Andy Lally # 28.643 188.528

# Rookie, (i) Ineligible for driver points in this series
DNQ - Stremme, Starr, Sorenson

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