Johnson Lands Pole Position for Sprint Unlimited

By Staff report | NASCAR.com

On-track action for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series has begun. With drivers itching to get back inside their race cars, the lineup for the Sprint Unlimited at Daytona International Speedway has arrived.

Crew chiefs drew their drivers’ starting positions for the race on Friday — the Sprint Unlimited (75 laps, 187.5 miles) is set for the green flag Saturday at 8:15 p.m. ET (FOX, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).

Crew chief Chad Knaus landed the prime position for Jimmie Johnson, who will start from the pole position. Johnson has visited Victory Lane at the 2.5-mile track three times in his career.

Joining Johnson’s No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet on the front row will be Brad Keselowski in his No. 2 Team Penske Ford.

The No. 47 Chevrolet of AJ Allmendinger rounded out the top three.

Kyle Larson will hit the grid in the fourth position in his No. 42Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet. The 2008 Daytona 500 winner Ryan Newman will line up in the fifth spot.

And the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Kyle Busch is starting ninth.

Complete lineup for Sprint Unlimited:

    1.Jimmie Johnson
    2.Brad Keselowski
    3. AJ Allmendinger
    4. Kyle Larson
    5. Ryan Newman
    6. Casey Mears
    7. Martin Truex Jr.
    8. Clint Bowyer
    9. Kyle Busch
    10. Austin Dillon
    11. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
    12. Danica Patrick
    13. Matt Kenseth
    14. Paul Menard
    15. Denny Hamlin
    16. Greg Biffle
    17. Aric Almirola
    18. Brian Vickers
    19. Carl Edwards
    20. Kasey Kahne
    21. Kurt Busch
    22. Kevin Harvick
    23. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
    24. Jamie McMurray
    25. Joey Logano

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