Clint Bowyer Finishes Third In Daytona Qualifying

By: Jenna Freyer (AP Auto Racing Writer), posted by David Haag
By: Jenna Freyer (AP Auto Racing Writer), posted by David Haag
Kyle Busch and Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Matt Kenseth swept the front row for Saturday night

Clint Bowyer during practice for the FedEx 400 Race auto race at Dover International Speedway on Friday June 1, 2012 in Dover Del. (AP Photo/Autostock, Nigel Kinrade)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Kyle Busch and Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Matt Kenseth swept the front row for Saturday night's race at Daytona International Speedway.

Busch turned a lap at 193.723 mph in Friday qualifying to win the pole. Kenseth was second at 193.299.

Clint Bowyer qualified second and Michael Waltrip Racing teammate Martin Truex Jr. was fifth as Toyota drivers took four of the first five spots. Kasey Kahne wedged his Chevrolet in at fourth.

Paul Menard was sixth in a Chevrolet, and MWR co-owner Michael Waltrip was seventh in another Toyota.

Daytona 500 winner Jimmie Johnson was eighth, followed by rookie Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and his Roush-Fenway Racing teammate Greg Biffle as the highest-qualifying Fords.

Danica Patrick wound up 11th in in her return to Daytona, where she became the first woman to start from the pole in the season-opening Daytona 500.

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