McMurray races to Martinsville pole, Bayne to start 25th

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) -- Jamie McMurray has won the pole for Sunday's race at Martinsville Speedway.

McMurray turned a lap at 96.509 mph in his Chevrolet to earn the top starting spot in Saturday's qualifying session. Ryan Newman qualified second with a lap of 96.342 in a Chevrolet.

Kasey Kahne qualified third in a Toyota and was followed by Joe Gibbs Racing teammates Joey Logano and three-time defending race winner Denny Hamlin.

AJ Allmendinger was sixth in a Ford, and was followed by Bobby Labonte, David Reutimann and Kevin Harvick. Regan Smith rounded out the top 10.

Five-time Martinsville winner Jimmie Johnson qualified 17th.

Knoxville native and Daytona 500 champion Trevor Bayne will start 25th in his Wood Brothers Ford.


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