NSCS: Greg Biffle Wins Pole For AAA 500 at Texas Motor Speedway

November 4, 2011 No Comments

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It was Roush Fenway Racing capturing the first three starting spots at Texas Motor Speedway, and it was Greg Biffle, with a qualifying lap speed of  193.736 mph, winning the NSCS AAA Texas 500 Coors Light Pole Award.

Today’s qualifying efforts earned Biffle his ninth series career pole and his first career series pole at Texas Motor Speedway.

“We run good here all the time,” said Biffle. “That gives me a lot of confidence going into this weekend. The car was really fast right off the truck.”

Biffle will be joined alongside David Ragan (193.437mph), followed by Matt Kenseth (193.659mph) starting from third, Paul Menard (193.437mph) fourth and last week’s race winner, Tony Stewart (193.257mph) will start fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 starting positions: David Reutimann starting sixth, Carl Edwards, Brad Keselowski, Kasey Kahne and Regan Smith.

Edwards, who is contending for his first career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship, said he got ‘too conservative coming to the green’, something this minor shouldn’t be alarming to Edwards’ fan-base.

“I was probably too timid through (Turns) 3 and 4, but it is a good starting spot,” said Edwards. “We focused hard on qualifying here. We had an opportunity to go out there and sit on the pole. … There couldn’t be a better track for us. This is a fun one.”

As Roush Fenway Racing hopes to sweep both NSCS Texas races this year, Carl Edwards hopes to gain some ‘points’ room over Tony Stewart, who is currently sitting second in the point standings.

Starting Lineup:

1. Greg Biffle
2. David Ragan
3. Matt Kenseth
4. Paul Menard
5. Tony Stewart
6. David Reutimann
7. Carl Edwards
8. Brad Keselowski
9. Kasey Kahne
10. Regan Smith
11. Jimmie Johnson
12. Marcos Ambrose
13. Trevor Bayne
14. Kurt Busch
15. Juan Pablo Montoya
16. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
17. Kyle Busch
18. Clint Bowyer
19. Martin Truex Jr.
20. Brian Vickers
21. Kevin Harvick
22. Jamie McMurray
23. Jeff Gordon
24. Ryan Newman
25. Joey Logano
26. A.J. Allmendinger
27. J.J. Yeley
28. Denny Hamlin
29. Landon Cassill
30. Mark Martin
31. Jeff Burton
32. Bobby Labonte
33. Casey Mears
34. David Gilliland
35. Michael McDowell
36. Dave Blaney
37. Mike Bliss
38. Mike Skinner
39. Scott Speed
40. Joe Nemechek
41. Travis Kvapil
42. Geoff Bodine
43. Andy Lally

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