Homestead starting lineup: Ford 400 qualifying results

Jeff Gordon missed out on his shot at the 2014 championship by one point, but he could ease some of the sting by winning the season finale.

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Jeff Gordon is on the pole for Sunday’s Ford 400, the final race in the 2014 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, after turning a fast lap of 180.747 mph in Friday’s qualifying session at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

The bigger story — four drivers remain in the running for the Sprint Cup championship in Joey Logano, Kevin Harvick, Ryan Newman and Denny Hamlin. The highest-finishing driver wins the title — it’s just that simple.

Sunday’s race starts at 3 p.m. ET on ESPN, with coverage starting at 1 p.m. ET.

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Sprint Cup Series starting lineup: Ford 400

at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Homestead, Fla.

1.5-mile oval; car number in parentheses

 1. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 180.747 mph.

  2. (41) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 180.632.

  3. (20) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 180.294.

  4. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 179.994.

  5. (4) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 179.946.

  6. (15) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 179.593.

  7. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 179.48.

  8. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 179.348.

  9. (22) Joey Logano, Ford, 179.259.

  10. (78) Martin Truex Jr., Chevrolet, 179.069.

  11. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 178.336.

  12. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 176.684.

  13. (55) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 179.004.

  14. (51) Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, 178.938.

  15. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 178.802.

  16. (27) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 178.796.

  17. (9) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 178.778.

  18. (43) Aric Almirola, Ford, 178.601.

  19. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 178.601.

  20. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 178.477.

  21. (31) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 178.241.

  22. (17) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 177.959.

  23. (5) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 177.778.

  24. (3) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 177.678.

  25. (47) AJ Allmendinger, Chevrolet, 178.23.

  26. (21) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 178.136.

  27. (42) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 178.13.

  28. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 178.024.

  29. (13) Casey Mears, Chevrolet, 177.69.

  30. (33) Brian Scott, Chevrolet, 177.189.

  31. (34) David Ragan, Ford, 177.113.

  32. (10) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 177.072.

  33. (40) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, 176.344.

  34. (83) J.J. Yeley, Toyota, 176.304.

  35. (38) David Gilliland, Ford, 176.056.

  36. (36) Reed Sorenson, Chevrolet, 175.638.

  37. (98) Josh Wise, Chevrolet, Owner Points.

  38. (95) Michael McDowell, Ford, Owner Points.

  39. (7) Michael Annett, Chevrolet, Owner Points.

  40. (32) Blake Koch, Ford, Owner Points.

  41. (23) Alex Bowman, Toyota, Owner Points.

  42. (26) Cole Whitt, Toyota, Owner Points.

  43. (66) Brett Moffitt, Toyota, Owner Points.