Aug 19, 2012; Brooklyn, MI, USA; NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers Brad Keselowski (2), Greg Biffle (16), Carl Edwards (99), Dale Earnhardt Jr. (88), Marcos Ambrose (9), Kasey Kahne (5), and Martin Truex Jr. (56) receive the green flag after a caution during the Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

Quicken Loans 400 Starting Lineup

Carl Edwards will lead 43 Sprint Cup Series drivers to the green flag on Sunday in the Quicken Loans 400 at the Michigan International Speedway. He was the fastest qualifier with a lap at over 202 miles per hour and 35.564 seconds.

Fan favorite and last year’s defending champion Dale Earnhardt Jr. will start twelfth. Of course fans are expecting him to be the favorite for this race after ending his winless streak here last year. It was his only win of the 2012 season.

Forty-four entries qualified, but only forty-three made the field. Going home this week is Scott Riggs and his No. 44 team.

AJ Allmendinger and Bobby Labonte swapped rides to test the No. 47 team’s performance. Clearly at this point, it appears to be a performance issue and not a driver issue based on qualifying thus far.

  1. Carl Edwards
  2. Kurt Busch
  3. Kasey Kahne
  4. Paul Menard
  5. Aric Almirola
  6. Joey Logano
  7. Austin Dillon
  8. Matt Kenseth
  9. Kyle Busch
  10. Juan Pablo Montoya
  11. Denny Hamlin
  12. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  13. Martin Truex Jr.
  14. Tony Stewart
  15. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
  16. Brad Keselowski
  17. Jimmie Johnson
  18. Jeff Burton
  19. Greg Biffle
  20. Bobby Labonte
  21. Kevin Harvick
  22. Mark Martin
  23. Marcos Ambrose
  24. Casey Mears
  25. Trevor Bayne
  26. David Gilliland
  27. Clint Bowyer
  28. Jamie McMurray
  29. Jeff Gordon
  30. Michael McDowell
  31. David Ragan
  32. AJ Allmendinger
  33. David Reutimann
  34. David Stremme
  35. Ryan Newman
  36. Dave Blaney
  37. Danica Patrick
  38. Josh Wise
  39. Ken Schrader
  40. JJ Yeley
  41. Travis Kvapil
  42. Joe Nemechek
  43. Mike Bliss

DNQ: Scott Riggs

Tags: Michigan International Speedway NASCAR Quicken Loans 400 Sprint Cup Series

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