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Greg Biffle won the pole for Saturday night's race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, one that won't include an Earnhardt for the first time in 33 years.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. is sitting out the next two races after sustaining his second concussion this year during a 25-car car crash last week at Talladega. Regan Smith, who'll drive Earnhardt's No. 88 Chevrolet, qualified 26th.
Biffle turned a track-record lap of 193.708 mph in his No. 16 Ford and will start alongside Mark Martin on the front row for the fifth race in NASCAR's Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.
Ryan Newman was third, followed by Clint Bowyer and Jimmie Johnson.
A.J. Allmendinger qualified 38th in his first action since being suspended July 7 for failing a random drug test.
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Greg Biffle, driver of the No.16 Ford Fusion for Roush Fenway Racing won the pole for Saturday nights Bank of America 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Biffle set a new track record of 193.708mph in winning his twelfth career pole and third of 2012.
“I was super excited after that lap,” Biffle said. “I drove it off into Turn one further than I thought...
With six races remaining in the Chase for the Sprint Cup, can Greg Biffle still be a contender?
Certainly, starting from the pole in Saturday's Bank of America 500 can't hurt. Biffle's lap of 193.708 mph broke the existing track record of 193. 216, set by Elliott Sadler for this race in 2005.
But will he be able to maintain his presence at the front of the pack for...
Greg Biffle, driver of the No. 16 3M Ford Fusion, posted the fastest single-lap speed in Saturday’s first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Biffle, who won the pole for tomorrow’s Bank of America 500, along with crew chief Matt Puccia, spoke about how the weekend has gone to this point and what they’re looking for tomorrow night.
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Greg Biffle talks to the media after winning the Coors Light pole award for Saturday night’s Bank of America 500 from the Charlotte Motor Speedway. His lap was a new track record, clocking in at 27.877 seconds. Video courtesy of NASCAR Media Group.
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