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Gordon, Kahne to start in top 10 at Atlanta

By Gray Caldwell

HAMPTON, Ga.—Two Hendrick Motorsports drivers will start Sunday night's race at Atlanta Motor Speedway in the top 10.

Jeff Gordon and Kasey Kahne will roll off the grid in ninth and 10th, respectively.

Their teammates Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. will start in 16th and 20th, respectively.

Below is a breakdown of the four Hendrick Motorsports drivers' performance during qualifying.

KASEY KAHNE, NO. 5 FARMERS INSURANCE CHEVROLET SS
Qualified: 10th
Best speed: 188.315 mph
Best time: 29.440 sec.
Average start at Atlanta: 9.7

JEFF GORDON, NO. 24 PANASONIC TOUGHBOOK CHEVROLET SS
Qualified: 9th
Best speed: 188.450 mph
Best time: 29.419 sec.
Average start at Atlanta: 12.1

JIMMIE JOHNSON, NO. 48 LOWE’S/KOBALT TOOLS CHEVROLET SS
Qualified: 16th
Best speed: 188.809 mph
Best time: 29.363 sec.
Average start at Atlanta: 8.6

DALE EARNHARDT JR., NO. 88 NATIONAL GUARD CHEVROLET SS
Qualified: 20th
Best speed: 187.875 mph
Best time: 29.509 sec.
Average start at Atlanta: 15.9

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