NASCAR Las Vegas Starting Lineup 2012: Kasey Kahne Takes Pole Position

The Kobalt Tools 400 with take place on Sunday at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The third race in the 2012 Sprint Cup Series will be a proving ground of sorts for many drivers, but likely none is more looking forward to -- or has more to prove to himself, if no one else -- than Kasey Kahne.

Kahne managed to win the pole position during qualifying for the race and will be set up as well as he can be for Sunday's Kobalt Tools 400. He wrecked early in both the Daytona 500 and the Subway Fresh Fit 400 and is currently sitting in 31st place in the Sprint Cup standings. He'll be looking to make a strong showing on Sunday ... or at the very least, finish the race in one piece.

Greg Biffle, currently in second place in the Sprint Cup standings, will be starting in the ninth slot in the starting grid.

Here is the full starting lineup for Sunday:

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

For all news and information regarding the 2012 Sprint Cup Series, please visit NASCAR Ranting & Raving or check out SB Nation's dedicated NASCAR hub.

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