IAtlanta Motor Speedway President and General Manager Ed Clark presented Stewart with an Atlanta Braves jersey on Friday, August 31, 2012. Image Courtesy of HHP/Christa L Thomas

Six days after the throw heard around the world at Bristol Motor Speedway, Tony Stewart and the No. 14 Office Depot/Mobil 1 Chevrolet are making news again. This time for capturing the Coors Light Pole Award for the AdvoCare 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday evening. This is Stewart’s first pole of the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup season as well as at the Speedway. Stewart’s qualifying lap was 29.787 seconds, 186.121 mph. Coverage for the AdvoCare 500 from Atlanta begins Sunday at 6:30pm EST on ESPN.

Starting Lineup:

  1. Tony Stewart
  2. Greg Biffle
  3. Kyle Busch
  4. Matt Kenseth
  5. Jeff Gordon
  6. Mark Martin
  7. Denny Hamlin
  8. Jimmie Johnson
  9. Joey Logano
  10. Marcos Ambrose
  11. Kasey Kahne
  12. Carl Edwards
  13. Aric Almirola
  14. David Ragan
  15. Sam Hornish Jr.
  16. Kurt Busch
  17. Ryan Newman
  18. Paul Menard
  19. Casey Mears
  20. Jamie McMurray
  21. Brad Keselowski
  22. Dave Blaney
  23. Danica Patrick(Career best start)
  24. Kevin Harvick
  25. Bobby Labonte
  26. Jeff Burton
  27. Regan Smith
  28. Martin Truex Jr.(ESPN in-race reporter)
  29. David Gilliland
  30. Clint Bowyer
  31. David Stremme
  32. Trevor Bayne
  33. Juan Pablo Montoya
  34. Jason Leffler
  35. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  36. Scott Speed
  37. Joe Nemechek
  38. Reed Sorenson
  39. Scott Riggs
  40. Landon Cassill
  41. Travis Kvapil
  42. TJ Bell
  43. JJ Yeley
DNQ: Michael McDowell, Josh Wise, Stephen Leicht, Mike Bliss.

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