Martin edges Daytona 500 winner Trevor Bayne for pole

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Mark Martin has won the pole at Daytona International Speedway by bumping Daytona 500 winner Trevor Bayne from the top spot.

Martin's lap of 182.065 mph came late in Friday's qualifying session and bettered Bayne's lap of 182.002.

Clint Bowyer qualified third and was followed by Jeff Gordon, who is Martin's teammate and has already said he's committed to working with Martin in Saturday night's race.

David Ragan qualified fifth, Dale Earnhardt Jr. is sixth and the top 10 was rounded out by Andy Lally, Jimmie Johnson, AJ Allmendinger and Paul Menard.

1 5 Mark Martin 182.065 49.433 Leader
2 21 Trevor Bayne 182.002 49.450 -0.017
3 33 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet l 181.624 49.553 -0.120
4 24 Jeff Gordon 181.583 49.564 -0.131
5 6 David Ragan 181.320 49.636 -0.203
6 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 181.240 49.658 -0.225
7 71 Andy Lally 181.039 49.713 -0.280
8 48 Jimmie Johnson 180.995 49.725 -0.292
9 43 A.J. Allmendinger 180.948 49.738 -0.305
10 27 Paul Menard 180.934 49.742 -0.309
11 39 Ryan Newman 180.894 49.753 -0.320
12 31 Jeff Burton 180.781 49.784 -0.351
13 4 Kasey Kahne 180.752 49.792 -0.359
14 99 Carl Edwards 180.748 49.793 -0.360
15 9 Marcos Ambrose 180.745 49.794 -0.361
16 17 Matt Kenseth 180.661 49.817 -0.384
17 16 Greg Biffle 180.581 49.839 -0.406
18 1 Jamie McMurray 180.571 49.842 -0.409
19 14 Tony Stewart 180.549 49.848 -0.415
20 83 Brian Vickers 180.469 49.870 -0.437
21 51 Landon Cassill 180.343 49.905 -0.472
22 97 Kevin Conway 180.310 49.914 -0.481
23 00 David Reutimann 180.296 49.918 -0.485
24 47 Bobby Labonte 180.242 49.933 -0.500
25 22 Kurt Busch 180.173 49.952 -0.519
26 2 Brad Keselowski 180.040 49.989 -0.556
27 38 Travis Kvapil 179.856 50.040 -0.607
28 78 Regan Smith 179.852 50.041 -0.608
29 60 Mike Skinner 179.784 50.060 -0.627
30 42 Juan Montoya 179.734 50.074 -0.641
31 29 Kevin Harvick 179.652 50.097 -0.664
32 13 Casey Mears 179.616 50.107 -0.674
33 66 Michael McDowell 179.605 50.110 -0.677
34 56 Martin Truex Jr. 179.433 50.158 -0.725
35 135 Geoff Bodine 179.261 50.206 -0.773
36 11 Denny Hamlin 179.229 50.215 -0.782
37 20 Joey Logano 179.083 50.256 -0.823
38 18 Kyle Busch 178.855 50.320 -0.887
39 34 David Gilliland 178.646 50.379 -0.946
40 36 Dave Blaney 178.617 50.387 -0.954
41 32 Terry Labonte 178.586 50.396 -0.963
42 7 Mike Bliss 177.904 50.589 -1.156
43 87 Joe Nemechek 179.087 50.255 -0.822

It was a rough qualifying session for Joe Gibbs Racing. Denny Hamlin qualified 36th, Joey Logano was 38th and Kyle Busch 39th.


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