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Logano Shows He Is Ready For Prime Time With Pole Effort At Bristol

Joey Logano takes time to sign autographs for fans between the two Nationwide Series practices at Kentucky Speedway. (Photo Credit: Dak Dillon for NASCAR)  (The Spokesman-Review)
Joey Logano takes time to sign autographs for fans between the two Nationwide Series practices at Kentucky Speedway. (Photo Credit: Dak Dillon for NASCAR) (The Spokesman-Review)

Many racers and fans have said that Joey Logano would have to make major strides from 2009 if he is to truly be considered NASCAR's next big thing-after winning the pole for the Food City 500 at Bristol it seems the 19-year old is ready for that lofty consideration.

Courtesy: NASCAR Media Relations

Joey Logano has made a big splash in this season's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and starts upfront for the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Qualifying Fast Facts
Pole Winner: Joey Logano
Age: 19
Team : No. 20 - Home Depot Toyota
Owner: Joe Gibbs
Crew Chief: Greg Zipadelli
Joey Logano won the Pole Award for the FOOD CITY 500 with a lap of 15.396 seconds, 124.630 mph.
This is his first pole in 44 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.
This is his first pole and second top-10 start in 2010.
This is his first pole in three races at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Kurt Busch (second) posted his third top-10 start of 2010 and his sixth in 19 races at Bristol Motor Speedway.
 Dave Blaney (third) posted his eighth top-10 start at Bristol Motor Speedway.  It is his second in four races this season.
 Terry Cook (40th) was the fastest qualifying rookie. 
Starting Line Up by Row
Bristol Motor Speedway
FOOD CITY 500
Provided by NASCAR Statistics - Fri, March 19, 2010 @ 05:07 PM Eastern
Driver	Date	Time	Speed
Track Race Record:	Charlie Glotzbach 	07/11/71	02:38:12	101.074
Pos	Car	Driver	Team	Time	Speed
Row 1:	1	20	Joey Logano	Home Depot Toyota	15.396	124.630
2	2	Kurt Busch	Miller Lite Dodge	15.492	123.857
Row 2:	3	66	Dave Blaney	PRISM Motorsports Toyota	15.493	123.849
4	48	Jimmie Johnson	Lowe's Chevrolet	15.497	123.818
Row 3:	5	24	Jeff Gordon	DuPont Chevrolet	15.512	123.698
6	42	Juan Pablo Montoya	Target Chevrolet	15.521	123.626
Row 4:	7	17	Matt Kenseth	Crown Royal Ford	15.537	123.499
8	99	Carl Edwards	Scotts Ford	15.549	123.403
Row 5:	9	47	Marcos Ambrose	Little Debbie Toyota	15.561	123.308
10	00	David Reutimann	Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota	15.566	123.269
Row 6:	11	14	Tony Stewart	Office Depot/Old Spice Chevrolet	15.569	123.245
12	98	Paul Menard	Pittsburgh Paints/Menards Ford	15.579	123.166
Row 7:	13	5	Mark Martin	GoDaddy.com Chevrolet	15.587	123.103
14	31	Jeff Burton	Caterpillar Chevrolet	15.609	122.929
Row 8:	15	11	Denny Hamlin	FedEx Express Toyota	15.612	122.905
16	38	David Gilliland	Taco Bell Ford	15.613	122.898
Row 9:	17	1	Jamie McMurray	Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Chevrolet	15.614	122.890
18	88	Dale Earnhardt Jr.	National Guard/AMP Energy Chevrolet	15.614	122.890
Row 10:	19	56	Martin Truex Jr.	NAPA Toyota	15.625	122.803
20	78	Regan Smith	Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet	15.627	122.787
Row 11:	21	39	Ryan Newman	Haas Automation Chevrolet	15.638	122.701
22	77	Sam Hornish Jr.	Mobil 1 Dodge	15.647	122.631
Row 12:	23	43	A J Allmendinger	Insignia/Best Buy Ford	15.659	122.537
24	9	Kasey Kahne	Budweiser Ford	15.675	122.411
Row 13:	25	16	Greg Biffle	U.S. Census Ford	15.678	122.388
26	33	Clint Bowyer	BB&T Chevrolet	15.684	122.341
Row 14:	27	09	Aric Almirola	Phoenix Construction/Graceway Chevrolet	15.698	122.232
28	83	Brian Vickers	Red Bull Toyota	15.701	122.209
Row 15:	29	82	Scott Speed	Red Bull Toyota	15.711	122.131
30	6	David Ragan	UPS Ford	15.733	121.960
Row 16:	31	26	David Stremme	Air National Guard Ford	15.783	121.574
32	7	Robby Gordon	Warner Music Nashville/Blake Shelton Toyota	15.786	121.551
Row 17:	33	29	Kevin Harvick	Shell/Pennzoil Chevrolet	15.792	121.505
34	90	Casey Mears	Keyed-Up Motorsports Chevrolet	15.823	121.267
Row 18:	35	87	Joe Nemechek	ComputerWorks Toyota	15.833	121.190
36	12	Brad Keselowski	Penske Dodge Dodge	15.841	121.129
Row 19:	37	19	Elliott Sadler	Stanley Ford	15.844	121.106
38	18	Kyle Busch	M&M's Toyota	15.845	121.098
Row 20:	39	55	Michael Waltrip	PRISM Motorsports Toyota	15.848	121.075
40	46	Terry Cook #	Whitney Motorsports Dodge	15.850	121.060
Row 21:	41	34	Travis Kvapil	Long John Silver's Ford	15.868	120.923
42	37	Kevin Conway #	Extenze Ford	Owner Points
Row 22:	43	71	Bobby Labonte	TaxSlayer.com Chevrolet	Past Champion
Did Not Qualify:	# 36 Mike Bliss; # 13 Max Papis. 
Manufacturer	Starting Lineup	DNQs	Manufacturer	Starting Lineup	DNQs
Chevrolet	15	1	Ford	12	0
Dodge	4	0	Toyota	12	1



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