Joe Gibbs Racing front row for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 12th Annual Good Sam 500 at Phoenix International Raceway

during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Good Sam 500 at Phoenix International Raceway on March 11, 2016 in Avondale, Arizona.

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Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 Skittles Toyota, poses for a photo after winning the pole award during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Good Sam 500 at Phoenix International Raceway on March 11, 2016 in Avondale, Arizona.

Car 18 Kyle Busch Skittles Toyota won the Coors Light Pole Award for the 12th Annual Good Sam 500 with a lap of 26.014 seconds, 138.387 mph. This is Busch’s 18th pole in 394 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races & his 1st pole and 2nd Top 10 start in 2016. This is his 3rd pole in 22 races at Phoenix International Raceway.

AVONDALE, AZ - MARCH 11: Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 Skittles Toyota, places the Coors Light Pole Award decal on his car after qualifying for the pole position for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Good Sam 500 at Phoenix International Raceway on March 11, 2016 in Avondale, Arizona. (Photo by Robert Laberge/NASCAR via Getty Images)

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Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 Skittles Toyota, places the Coors Light Pole Award decal on his car after qualifying for the pole position for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Good Sam 500 at Phoenix International Raceway on March 11, 2016 in Avondale, Arizona

2nd Place Car 19 Carl Edwards Stanley Toyota with a time of 26.179 & speed of 137.515 mph. Carl Edwards posted his 3rd Top 10 start of 2016 and his 11th in 24 races at Phoenix International Raceway. 3rd Place Car 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Freight Toyota with a time of 26.196 & speed of 137.426 mph. Denny Hamlin posted his 10th Top 10 start at Phoenix International Raceway & it is his 2nd in 4 races
this season. Car 21 Ryan Blaney # Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford with a time of 26.411 & speed of 136.307 mph was the fastest qualifying rookie.

during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Good Sam 500 at Phoenix International Raceway on March 11, 2016 in Avondale, Arizona.

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Carl Edwards, driver of the #19 Stanley Toyota, practices for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Good Sam 500 at Phoenix International Raceway on March 11, 2016 in Avondale, Arizona.

Car 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe’s Pro Services Chevrolet had a hard crash into the wall
Jimmie Johnson talked to the media about his hard crash into the wall during practice. As he was coming out a corner, he went to correct the car & his steering wheel came off. He said when the steering wheel came off ‘I Was Along For The Ride.’ He also stated that he always felt his belts, Hans Device & steering wheel are his responsibility not blaming anyone but himself. I myself have seen this happen many times in lots of different racing.

2016 Mar 10 316530
Starting Line Up by Row Phoenix International Raceway 12th Annual Good Sam 500
Provided by NASCAR Statistics – Fri, March 11, 2016 @ 06:35 PM US
Driver Date Time Speed
Track Race Record: Tony Stewart 11/07/99 02:38:28 118.132

2016 Mar 10 316528

Position Car Driver Team Time Speed
Row 1:
1. Car 18 Kyle Busch Skittles Toyota 26.014 138.387
2. Car 19 Carl Edwards Stanley Toyota 26.179 137.515
Row 2:
3. Car 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Freight Toyota 26.196 137.426
4. Car 41 Kurt Busch Monster Energy/Haas Automation Chevrolet 26.202 137.394
Row 3:
5. Car 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe’s Pro Services Chevrolet 26.244 137.174
6. Car 20 Matt Kenseth Dollar General Toyota 26.244 137.174
Row 4:
7. Car 42 Kyle Larson Target Chevrolet 26.271 137.033
8. Car 78 Martin Truex Jr. Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats Toyota 26.290 136.934
Row 5:
9. Car 22 Joey Logano Pennzoil Ford 26.321 136.773
10. Car 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Fastenal Ford 26.325 136.752
Row 6:
11. Car 1 Jamie McMurray McDonald’s Chevrolet 26.363 136.555
12. Car 21 Ryan Blaney # Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford 26.411 136.307
Row 7:
13. Car 16 Greg Biffle Cheez-It Ford 26.230 137.247
14. Car 43 Aric Almirola Smithfield Ford 26.236 137.216
Row 8:
15. Car 3 Austin Dillon DOW Chevrolet 26.260 137.091
16. Car 27 Paul Menard Richmond/Menards Chevrolet 26.272 137.028
Row 9:
17. Car 24 Chase Elliott # NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet 26.283 136.971
18. Car 4 Kevin Harvick Jimmy John’s Chevrolet 26.298 136.893
Row 10:
19. Car 2 Brad Keselowski Alliance Truck Parts Ford 26.306 136.851
20. Car 31 Ryan Newman Grainger Chevrolet 26.359 136.576
Row 11:
21. Car 6 Trevor Bayne AdvoCare Ford 26.373 136.503
22. Car 47 AJ Allmendinger Fry’s/Scott Products Chevrolet 26.376 136.488
Row 12:
23. Car 83 Matt DiBenedetto Schluter Systems Toyota 26.394 136.395
24. Car 5 Kasey Kahne Great Clips Chevrolet 26.241 137.190
Row 13:
25. Car 13 Casey Mears GEICO Chevrolet 26.561 135.537
26. Car 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Axalta Chevrolet 26.563 135.527
Row 14:
27. Car 38 Landon Cassill Snap Fitness Ford 26.589 135.394
28. Car 14 Ty Dillon(i) Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats Chevrolet 26.594 135.369
Row 15:
29. Car 23 David Ragan Dr Pepper Toyota 26.626 135.206
30. Car 44 Brian Scott # Albertson’s Co/White Tail Ford 26.683 134.917
Row 16:
31. Car 7 Regan Smith APC Chevrolet 26.763 134.514
32. Car 34 Chris Buescher # Dockside Logistics Ford 26.780 134.429
Row 17:
33. Car 95 Michael McDowell Thrivent Financial Chevrolet 26.852 134.068
34. Car 98 Cole Whitt Chevrolet 26.932 133.670
Row 18:
35. Car 15 Clint Bowyer 5-hour Energy Chevrolet 27.053 133.072
36. Car 10 Danica Patrick Nature’s Bakery Chevrolet 27.089 132.895
Row 19:
37. Car 30 Josh Wise Curtis Key Plumbing Chevrolet 27.109 132.797
38. Car 46 Michael Annett Pilot Flying J Chevrolet 27.115 132.768
Row 20:
39. Car 32 Joey Gase(i) Donate Life America Ford 27.161 132.543

Did Not Qualify: None.

Starting Line Up by Row unless a team make an engine change, unauthorised modifications, engine change or switch to back-up car

(i) Ineligible for driver points in this series

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