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Earnhardt Starting 23rd at Kansas

By Tyler Overstreet, JR Motorsports | Article Published 4/19/2013
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. will start 23rd in the STP 400 at Kansas Speedway after recording a qualifying lap of 28.676 seconds (188.311 mph). Matt Kenseth claimed the Coors Light Pole Award with a track record lap of 28.145 seconds (191.864 mph) around the 1.5-mile speedway.

Carl Edwards, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Sam Hornish Jr. and Kyle Busch make up the top five. Aric Almirola, Martin Truex Jr., Mark Martin, Ryan Newman and Clint Bowyer complete the top 10.

Teams will return to the track Saturday for a pair of practice sessions at 10 a.m. ET and 12:30 p.m. ET, respectively.

Coverage of Sunday’s race begins at 12:30 p.m. ET on Fox.

Standings
After Oral-B USA 500
Rank +/- Driver Points Behind
1 -- Jeff Gordon 872 0
2 -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. 851 -21
3 +2 Matt Kenseth 794 -78
4 -- Joey Logano 791 -81
5 -2 Brad Keselowski 782 -90
6 -- Jimmie Johnson 766 -106
7 +1 Carl Edwards 755 -117
8 -1 Kevin Harvick 748 -124
9 -- Ryan Newman 747 -125
10 +1 Greg Biffle 728 -144
11 +2 Kasey Kahne 708 -164
12 -2 Clint Bowyer 705 -167
Full Standings