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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 GEICO 500
Rank +/- Driver Points Behind
1 -- Joey Logano 3121 0
2 +1 Kevin Harvick 3117 -4
3 +1 Ryan Newman 3117 -4
4 +3 Denny Hamlin 3100 -21
5 +4 Matt Kenseth 3099 -22
6 -1 Carl Edwards 3099 -22
7 -1 Jeff Gordon 3093 -28
8 -- Kasey Kahne 3090 -31
9 -7 Kyle Busch 3086 -35
10 -- Brad Keselowski 3085 -36
11 -- Jimmie Johnson 3053 -68
12 -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. 3045 -76
Full Standings