Denny Hamlin's 2013 season has been a bit of a disappointment but a win at Martinsville this weekend could change all that. Hamlin is on his way to a nice weekend after taking the pole for Sunday's Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500 Friday at Martinsville Speedway. It's Hamlin's 17th career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series pole and his fifth of the 2013 season. Hamlin took the pole at a speed of 99.595 mph which is a new track record.
Starting in the second position is Jimmie Johnson with Kyle Busch starting in the third position. Starting in the fourth position is Matt Kenseth with Clint Bowyer starting in the fifth position. Starting sixth is Joey Logano and Jamie McMurray is starting in seventh. David Ragan will start from the eighth position. It's Front Row Motorsports' best career start in the team's history. Starting ninth is Jeff Gordon and Kevin Harvick rounds out the top ten.
Starting 11th is Brad Keselowski and Dale Earnhardt Jr will start from the 12th position. Starting 13th is Juan Pablo Montoya and Carl Edwards will start 14th. Starting 15th is Martin Truex Jr and Marcos Ambrose will start from the 16th position. Starting 17th is Ryan Newman and Aric Almirola will start 18th. Starting 19th is Kurt Busch and Ricky Stenhouse Jr will start 20th.
Other notables in the field are Mark Martin in 21st, Kasey Kahne in 25th, Kyle Larson in 26th, Greg Biffle in 33rd and Danica Patrick will start 41st. Patrick will have to go to the back of the field after crashing in the first practice session forcing the team to go to a backup car.
The Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville Speedway will start at 1:43 p.m. ET on Sunday and the race will be broadcasted on ESPN.
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