Qualifying isn’t quite as important at Auto Club Speedway as it is at, say, Bristol, but there is still some advantage to putting down a fast lap on Friday, such as a good pit selection. Denny Hamlin was the fastest man in town today, grabbing his third career pole (and second straight) at this 2-mile California race track. Notable drivers that will have to start from the rear of the field on Sunday are Greg Biffle and Brad Keselowski, both due to engine changes. They qualified 2nd and 3rd, respectively, and will get those spots when it comes to pit stall selection.

Full Starting Lineup For The Auto Club 400:

  1. Denny Hamlin
  2. Kyle Busch
  3. Matt Kenseth
  4. Joey Logano
  5. Martin Truex, Jr.
  6. Tony Stewart
  7. Mark Martin
  8. Kurt Busch
  9. Casey Mears
  10. Juan Montoya
  11. Clint Bowyer
  12. Kevin Harvick
  13. Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
  14. Kasey Kahne
  15. Jamie McMurray
  16. Jimmie Johnson
  17. Jeff Gordon
  18. Ryan Newman
  19. Marcos Ambrose
  20. Jeff Burton
  21. Aric Almirola
  22. Carl Edwards
  23. Bobby Labonte
  24. A.J. Allmendinger
  25. Paul Menard
  26. David Reutimann
  27. Dave Blaney
  28. Josh Wise
  29. Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.
  30. David Stremme
  31. Travis Kvapil
  32. David Gilliland
  33. Michael McDowell
  34. Landon Cassill
  35. J.J. Yeley
  36. Scott Riggs
  37. Timmy Hill
  38. Danica Patrick
  39. Mike Bliss
  40. David Ragan
  41. Joe Nemechek
  42. Greg Biffle ** (originally 2nd)
  43. Brad Keselowski ** (originally 3rd)

** = engine change, must start from the rear

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