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NASCAR At Martinsville 2012: Jeff Gordon 9th In Starting Lineup

On Sunday, NASCAR will come to Martinsville Speedway in Virginia for the Goody's Fast Relief 500. The 500-lap short-track race will be the second in two weeks, but the track -- which clocks in at just over half a mile -- is the shortest in all of NASCAR.

Jeff Gordon will be looking to climb above his current positioning as No. 25 in the Sprint Cup standings. He is in a great spot to gain some ground, as he will be ninth in the starting lineup on Sunday.

Fellow Bay Area native AJ Allmendinger did not fare nearly so well in the time trials, as he sits in the 27th position in the starting lineup. Allmendinger is currently right behind Gordon in the Sprint Cup standings.

The race will be televised nationally on FOX and the green flag will be waved at 10:14 p.m. PT.

Here is the full starting lineup for Sunday's race.

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

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