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NASCAR Kansas Race 2012: A.J. Allmendinger Wins Poll Position, Carl Edwards Comes In At No. 22

The qualifying for the STP 400 at Kansas Speedway is set and the top qualifier is A.J. Allmendinger and it is only his second poll position ever. His other came back in 2010 at the Phoenix International Raceway.

Carl Edwards qualified at the No. 22 spot and Clint Bowyer qualified at the No. 8 spot, both are looking for their first wins of the 2012 season. For Bowyer this race is special since the track is just 100 miles from his hometown of Emporia, Kan. In his career at Kansas Speedway Bowyer has one top-five and three top-10 finishes in his previous seven starts.

Here's the starting lineup for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway:

  1. AJ Allmendinger
  2. Kevin Harvick
  3. Joey Logano
  4. Denny Hamlin
  5. Mark Martin
  6. Martin Truex Jr.
  7. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  8. Clint Bowyer
  9. Kasey Kahne
  10. Sam Hornish Jr.
  11. Brad Keselowski
  12. Jeff Burton
  13. Ryan Newman
  14. Kurt Busch
  15. Jimmie Johnson
  16. David Reutimann
  17. Greg Biffle
  18. Matt Kenseth
  19. Paul Menard
  20. Jeff Gordon
  21. David Gilliland
  22. Carl Edwards
  23. Tony Stewart
  24. David Stremme
  25. Kyle Busch
  26. Aric Almirola
  27. David Ragan
  28. Marcos Ambrose
  29. Regan Smith
  30. Bobby Labonte
  31. JJ Yeley
  32. Landon Cassill
  33. Dave Blaney
  34. Travis Kvapil
  35. Scott Riggs
  36. Jamie McMurray
  37. Michael McDowell
  38. Josh Wise
  39. Juan Pablo Montoya
  40. Casey Mears
  41. Joe Nemechek
  42. Reed Sorenson
  43. Mike Bliss

For more on the STP 400 go visit NASCAR Ranting and Raving and SB Nation's NASCAR hub.