Nov 2, 2013; Fort Worth, TX, USA; Sprint Cup Series driver Carl Edwards (99) during practice for the AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

NASCAR 2013: starting line up for AAA Texas 500

The AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway is the third to last race of the NASCAR season. Jimmie Johnson and Matt Kenseth enter the race tied for the points lead. Meanwhile, Carl Edwards sits on the pole.

“A lot of guys say they could run a faster lap, all of us can always do that, but I believe our car is even better than that,” Edwards said, via FOX Sports. “I am really excited about practice tomorrow (Saturday) and the race. It looks like the weather will be good, a lot like what we tested in, and hopefully we can apply all that stuff.”

“I believe this pole and hopefully a solid run by not just me but Ricky (Stenhouse Jr.) and Greg and the whole Ford RFR camp will hopefully give those guys a little bit of something to show for all their hard work, because they have been really working hard in the shop,” Edwards said.

“Yeah, we recognize this Chase hasn’t gone well and it spurned a lot of hard work.”

Date: Sunday, November 3
Start Time: 3:00 p.m. ET
Location: Fort Worth, TX
Track: Texas Motor Speedway
TV Info: ESPN
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Sunday Schedule:

2:30 p.m. ET: Driver introductions
2:51 p.m. ET: TCU Marching Band performance
3:02 p.m. ET: Presentation of the Colors by the Sheppard Air Force Base Honor Guard followed by the Pledge of Allegiance and the Invocation by Dr. Roger Marsh
3:03 p.m. ET: The National Anthem, performed by the TCU Marching Band
3:05 p.m. ET: Flyover by the Cavanaugh Flight Museum
3:10 p.m. ET: The command, given by Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration David Strickland
3:18 p.m. ET: Green flag

Starting lineup: 

1. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 196.114.

2. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 196.1.

3. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 195.943.

4. (27) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 195.837.

5. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 195.78.

6. (20) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 195.518.

7. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 195.312.

8. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 195.171.

9. (17) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 195.129.

10. (9) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 195.03.

11. (5) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 194.665.

12. (22) Joey Logano, Ford, 194.517.

13. (39) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 194.384.

14. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 194.377.

15. (56) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 194.161.

16. (42) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 193.805.

17. (43) Aric Almirola, Ford, 193.659.

18. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 193.618.

19. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 193.604.

20. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 193.403.

21. (33) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 193.334.

22. (47) Bobby Labonte, Toyota, 193.126.

23. (30) Parker Kligerman, Toyota, 193.043.

24. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 192.933.

25. (55) Elliott Sadler, Toyota, 192.905.

26. (15) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 192.802.

27. (13) Casey Mears, Ford, 192.651.

28. (38) David Gilliland, Ford, 192.048.

29. (34) David Ragan, Ford, 191.891.

30. (10) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 191.829.

31. (78) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 191.421.

32. (21) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 191.347.

33. (14) Mark Martin, Chevrolet, 190.53.

34. (35) Josh Wise, Ford, 189.88.

35. (98) Michael McDowell, Ford, 189.321.

36. (51) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 189.235.

37. (40) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, Owner Points.

38. (93) Travis Kvapil, Toyota, Owner Points.

39. (83) David Reutimann, Toyota, Owner Points.

40. (32) Timmy Hill, Ford, Owner Points.

41. (87) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, Owner Points.

42. (7) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet, Owner Points.

43. (36) J.J. Yeley, Chevrolet, Owner Points.

Cup Standings:

RK DRIVER POINTS BEHIND MONEY WINS POLES TOP 5 TOP 10
1 Matt Kenseth 2294 $6,374,568 7 2 10 18
2 Jimmie Johnson 2294 $8,185,992 5 2 14 21
3 Jeff Gordon 2267 -27 $5,498,161 1 2 8 17
4 Kevin Harvick 2266 -28 $6,037,665 3 1 8 18
5 Kyle Busch 2258 -36 $6,485,956 4 3 16 20
6 Clint Bowyer 2239 -55 $5,093,747 0 0 9 17
7 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 2238 -56 $5,230,628 0 2 7 19
8 Greg Biffle 2236 -58 $4,546,009 1 0 4 13
9 Kurt Busch 2219 -75 $4,816,823 0 1 10 15
10 Carl Edwards 2218 -76 $5,473,299 2 2 9 16

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