Originally written October 06, 2012 on Start 'N' Park Blog:
Dale Earnhardt, Jr. led the way with a lap of 48.462 seconds in the final practice for the Good Sam Roadside Assistance 500 from Talladega. Rounding out the top five was Kurt Busch, Carl Edwards, Matt Kenseth, and Marcos Ambrose. Only 32 of the 43 cars entered in the race took part in the final practice. Kasey Kahne and Brad Keselowski posted the slowest time among Chase drivers, 24th and 25th respectfully. Pos # Driver Team Time Behind 1 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. DietMtnDewPaintthe88/NatlGuard Chev 48.462 Leader 2 51 Kurt Busch Phoenix Construction Chevrolet 48.481 -0.019 3 99 Carl Edwards Subway Ford 48.844 -0.382 4 17 Matt Kenseth FordEcoBoost/NatlBreastCancerFdn. Ford 48.870 -0.408 5 9 Marcos Ambrose DeWalt Ford 48.935 -0.473 6 93 Travis Kvapil Burger King / Dr Pepper Toyota 48.948 -0.486 7 15 Clint Bowyer 5-hrEnergyBenefittingAvonFdnforWomen Toyota 49.028 -0.566 8 24 Jeff Gordon Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet 49.029 -0.567 9 56 Martin Truex Jr. NAPA Auto Parts Toyota 49.038 -0.576 10 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Target / Gillette Chevrolet 49.118 -0.656 11 30 David Stremme SwanEnergyInc.com Toyota 49.137 -0.675 12 23 Robert Richardson Jr. North Texas Pipe Toyota 49.155 -0.693 13 43 Aric Almirola Gwaltney Ford 49.567 -1.105 14 36 Dave Blaney Golden Corral Chevrolet 49.610 -1.148 15 16 Greg Biffle 3M / National Breast Cancer Foundation Ford 49.987 -1.525 16 21 Trevor Bayne Motorcraft / Quick Lane / Warriors in Pink Ford 50.065 -1.603 17 98 Michael McDowell K-LOVE / Curb Records Ford 50.200 -1.738 18 20 Joey Logano The Home Depot Toyota 50.201 -1.739 19 55 Martin Truex Jr. CharlieLoudermilkAaron’sDreamMachine Toyota 50.220 -1.758 20 33 Cole Whitt LittleJoesAutos.com Chevrolet 50.225 -1.763 21 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe’s Chevrolet 50.256 -1.794 22 22 Sam Hornish Jr. SKF Dodge 50.290 -1.828 23 18 Kyle Busch M&M’s Toyota 50.396 -1.934 24 5 Kasey Kahne Hendrickcars.com Chevrolet 50.423 -1.961 25 2 Brad Keselowski Miller Lite Dodge 50.501 -2.039 26 13 Casey Mears GEICO Ford 50.575 -2.113 27 38 David Gilliland PeanutPatchBoiledPeanuts Ford 50.724 -2.262 28 83 Landon Cassill Burger King / Dr Pepper Toyota 50.811 -2.349 29 97 Timmy Hill AM/FMEnergyWood&PelletStoves Toyota 50.818 -2.356 30 87 Joe Nemechek AM/FMEnergyWood&PelletStoves Toyota 50.896 -2.434 31 26 Josh Wise MDS Transport Ford 50.907 -2.445 32 10 David Reutimann CVP@Tmone.com Chevrolet 51.332 -2.870
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