Daytona 500 2012 Qualifying Results: Greg Biffle Wins Outside Pole Position, Kasey Kahne Finishes 25th

The Daytona 500 Qualifying took place Sunday at Daytona International Speedway. The Qualifying determines the pole and outside pole positions for next week's race, and provides berths for four additional drivers. The Daytona 500 will kick off the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup season.

Vancouver native Greg Biffle earned the outside pole position and will make up the front row with his teammate Carl Edwards, who topped Biffle's time by just one-tenth of a second to claim the pole position in next Sunday's Daytona 500. Although the pole and outside pole positions do not historically significantly improve the chances of winning the race, it makes for nice bragging rights for both Edwards and Biffle. Washington's other driver, Kasey Kahne, missed out on qualifying for either pole position, coming in at No. 25 in the qualifying laps.

The final grid will be determined in the duels later this week.

Here's the full list of how Qualifying finished, but this is not the starting lineup. Non-qualified drivers are in bold.

  1. Carl Edwards
  2. Greg Biffle
  3. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  4. Marcos Ambrose
  5. Casey Mears
  6. Jeff Gordon
  7. Martin Truex Jr.
  8. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
  9. Trevor Bayne * (clinched berth in Daytona 500)
  10. Tony Stewart
  11. Mark Martin
  12. Jimmie Johnson
  13. AJ Allmendinger
  14. Paul Menard
  15. David Ragan
  16. Matt Kenseth
  17. Ryan Newman
  18. AJ Allmendinger
  19. Brad Keselowski
  20. Kevin Harvick
  21. Joey Logano
  22. Clint Bowyer
  23. Jeff Burton
  24. Juan Pablo Montoya
  25. Kasey Kahne
  26. Tony Raines * (clinched berth in Daytona 500)
  27. David Stremme * (clinched berth in Daytona 500)
  28. Kyle Busch
  29. Jamie McMurray
  30. Danica Patrick
  31. Kenny Wallace
  32. Terry Labonte * (guaranteed spot via past champion's provisional)
  33. Dave Blaney
  34. Kurt Busch
  35. Elliott Sadler
  36. Michael Waltrip
  37. Joe Nemechek
  38. Denny Hamlin
  39. Regan Smith
  40. Michael McDowell
  41. Landon Cassill
  42. David Gilliland
  43. Bobby Labonte
  44. Bill Elliott
  45. Mike Wallace
  46. David Reutimann
  47. Robert Richardson Jr.
  48. Robby Gordon
  49. JJ Yeley

For more on the Great American Race, check out SB Nation NASCAR's Daytona 500 stream, as well as NASCAR Ranting & Raving.

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