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NASCAR At Talladega 2012: Jeff Gordon Holds Pole Position

On Sunday the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will descend on Talladega Superspeedway for the first time this year. Saturday's Nationwide Series race was intense and heated and many of the drivers will be heading into Sunday's race with something to prove.

Bay Area driver Jeff Gordon will hold pole position for the race and A.J. Allmendinger holds the No. 2 slot, meaning both Bay Area drivers will be right up front as they chase the checkered flag on one of the most famous raceways in the world. Allmendinger has a second-place finish, but neither driver has a win yet this season.Greg Biffle remains the overall leader and Dale Earnhardt, Jr. is hot on his heels.

The race will begin at 10:20 a.m. PT on Sunday and will be televised nationally on FOX.

Here is the starting lineup for Sunday's NASCAR race at Talladega Superspeedway:

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

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