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NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Southern 500 at Darlington – Race Line-Up


For the second consecutive week a Chevrolet SS driver will lead the field down to the green flag for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race.  Kevin Harvick put his No. 4 Budweiser Chevrolet SS on the pole for Saturday night’s Bojangles Southern 500 NASCAR Sprint at Darlington Raceway.  He circled the 1.33-mile track with a fast lap of 26.802 seconds, 183.479 mph. It marked Harvick’s first pole at the track dubbed ‘Too Tough to Tame’ and seventh career pole in the sport.


The afternoon session at Darlington followed the new 2014 knockout qualifying format for intermediate sized tracks, which consisted of one 25-minute session, one 10-minute session, and a final five-minute session for the fastest 12 cars.  Five Chevrolet SS drivers earned spots in the top 12 starting positions for the 367-lap race.


“I was on the bottom all day in practice and Rodney (Childers, crew chief) felt like in order to get the pole you were going to need to run the top after we ran our first run, Harvick said following the qualifying session.  “That is the driver in him that is why he is good to have sitting there watching because he knows what is going on and he can relay.  Also having Tim Fedewa up on top as former drivers knowing what is going on to relay what you need to do.  We moved up and picked up in the second one felt like I didn’t roll through there fast enough and in the last one felt like I rolled through there pretty good.  It all worked out.  Knockout qualifying paid off for us today.  We were able to save the best for last.”


POS Car # Driver Make
1 4 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet
2 22 Joey Logano Ford
3 43 Aric Almirola Ford
4 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford
5 2 Brad Keselowski Ford
6 1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet
7 31 Ryan Newman Chevrolet
8 18 Kyle Busch Toyota
9 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet
10 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota
11 27 Paul Menard Chevrolet
12 78 Martin Truex Jr Chevrolet
13 41 Kurt Busch Chevrolet
14 55 Brian Vickers Toyota
15 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr Chevrolet
16 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota
17 42 Kyle Larson Chevrolet
18 47 AJ Allmendinger Chevrolet
19 16 Greg Biffle Ford
20 3 Austin Dillon Chevrolet
21 99 Carl Edwards Ford
22 5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet
23 14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet
24 51 Justin Allgaier Chevrolet
25 20 Matt Kenseth Toyota
26 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet
27 38 David Gilliland Ford
28 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr Ford
29 98 Josh Wise Chevrolet
30 7 Michael Annett Chevrolet
31 13 Casey Mears Chevrolet
32 34 David Ragan Ford
33 10 Danica Patrick Chevrolet
34 23 Alex Bowman Toyota
35 40 Landon Cassill Chevrolet
36 77 Dave Blaney Ford
37 33 David Stremme Chevrolet
38 30 Parker Kligerman Toyota
39 83 Ryan Truex Toyota
40 36 Reed Sorenson Chevrolet
41 32 Travis Kvapil Ford
42 26 Cole Whitt Toyota
43 66 Joe Nemechek Toyota

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