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(Photo by Todd Warshaw/NASCAR via Getty Images)
(Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/NASCAR via Getty Images)

It would be hard to find anyone in any position who had a better month of October than Joey Logano had driving the No. 22 Shell/Pennzoil Ford. The 25 year old won all three races of the Contender round of 12, which is arguably the hardest round of the new Chase format. 

He also closed out October in dominant fashion, too. 

Logano was the fastest driver in Friday's early practice session translated his speed in practice to the top spot in Friday afternoon's qualifying for the Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville Speedway.

Logano smacked the field in the face with a lap of 98.548 mph around NASCAR's shortest and oldest track. It will mark the sixth time this season in which "Sliced Bread" has led the field to the green flag.

"I don't believe in luck, I believe in hard work and that's what this team's doing right now," Logano said. "It's amazing when everyone rises to the occasion together. It's amazing what you can do when you have a team that knows what they have to do and knows the effort they need to put into it in the right ways. It's amazing when things come together what you can do. 

"It's been a blast to drive this car, I'll tell you. It's been so fast."

Martin Truex, Jr, grabbed the second spot with a lap of 98.487 mph; his career best starting spot at Martinsville. 

Truex, Jr, believes he is starting to get the hang of paperclip shaped short track.

"Honestly really the last couple of years I've started to get my arms around this place a little bit," Truex explained. "It's a really tricky track and the hard part about it is you never face the conditions on the racetrack that you're gonna see on Sunday throughout the weekend. You kind of have to always look ahead and take an educated guess on what the race track is going to do. 

"For the longest time in my career I really struggled with that. I would always get my car dialed in on Saturday and then Sunday it wouldn't be any good. It's hard to learn that without that experience and I never really had any teammates who were really, really good here to lean on up until 2012, (Clint) Bowyer had figured this place out when we were at MWR together. We kind of leaned on that a little bit and I learned the following race what not to do and since then I've gotten a lot better at this place."

A.J. Allmendinger also notched his best qualifying spot on an oval in 2015 by grabbing third place.

Jamie McMurray will start Sunday's race in fourth place followed by Jeff Gordon, Kyle Busch, Ryan Newman, Aric Almirola, Kyle Larson and Denny Hamlin rounding out the top ten qualifiers.

Brad Keselowski managed to qualify 11th with Kevin Harvick right behind in 12th place.

Harvick's Stewart-Haas Racing teammate Kurt Busch was the lowest qualified of all the Chase contenders with a 15th place starting spot. 

Last year's race winner, Dale Earnhardt, Jr, qualified in the 22nd position.

Starting Line Up by Row
Martinsville Speedway
67th Annual Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500
Provided by NASCAR Statistics - Fri, October 30, 2015 @ 05:27 PM Eastern
Driver    Date    Time    Speed
Track Race Record:    Jeff Gordon     09/22/96    03:11:54    82.223
Pos    Car    Driver    Team    Time    Speed
Row 1:    1    22    Joey Logano    Shell Pennzoil Ford    19.215    98.548
2    78    Martin Truex Jr.    Furniture Row/Visser Precision Chevrolet    19.227    98.487
Row 2:    3    47    AJ Allmendinger    Kroger/Clorox Chevrolet    19.309    98.068
4    1    Jamie McMurray    McDonald's Chevrolet    19.321    98.007
Row 3:    5    24    Jeff Gordon    AARP Member Advantages Chevrolet    19.343    97.896
6    18    Kyle Busch    M&M's Crispy Toyota    19.352    97.850
Row 4:    7    31    Ryan Newman    WIX Filters Chevrolet    19.377    97.724
8    43    Aric Almirola    Smithfield Ford    19.385    97.684
Row 5:    9    42    Kyle Larson    Target Plaid Chevrolet    19.398    97.618
10    11    Denny Hamlin    FedEx Ground Toyota    19.421    97.503
Row 6:    11    2    Brad Keselowski    Alliance Truck Parts Ford    19.432    97.448
12    4    Kevin Harvick    Outback Steakhouse Chevrolet    19.452    97.347
Row 7:    13    14    Tony Stewart    Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1 Chevrolet    19.344    97.891
14    19    Carl Edwards    XFINITY Toyota    19.355    97.835
Row 8:    15    41    Kurt Busch    Monster Energy Chevrolet    19.362    97.800
16    10    Danica Patrick    GoDaddy Chevrolet    19.375    97.734
Row 9:    17    15    Clint Bowyer    Maxwell House Toyota    19.379    97.714
18    20    Matt Kenseth    Dollar General Toyota    19.434    97.437
Row 10:    19    13    Casey Mears    GEICO Chevrolet    19.449    97.362
20    9    Sam Hornish Jr.    Jacob Companies Ford    19.473    97.242
Row 11:    21    48    Jimmie Johnson    KOBALT TOOLS Chevrolet    19.499    97.113
22    88    Dale Earnhardt Jr.    Nationwide Chevrolet    19.505    97.083
Row 12:    23    51    Justin Allgaier    Auto-Owners Insurance Chevrolet    19.562    96.800
24    5    Kasey Kahne    Great Clips Chevrolet    19.384    97.689
Row 13:    25    16    Greg Biffle    Ford Performance Ford    19.395    97.633
26    27    Paul Menard    Moen/Menards Chevrolet    19.403    97.593
Row 14:    27    40    Landon Cassill(i)    Chevrolet    19.436    97.427
28    55    David Ragan    Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota    19.443    97.392
Row 15:    29    17    Ricky Stenhouse Jr.    Zest Ford    19.454    97.337
30    3    Austin Dillon    DOW Chevrolet    19.506    97.078
Row 16:    31    35    Cole Whitt    MDS Transportation Ford    19.519    97.013
32    6    Trevor Bayne    AdvoCare Ford    19.530    96.959
Row 17:    33    38    David Gilliland    Jerry Cook Hall of Fame Tribute Ford    19.537    96.924
34    34    Brett Moffitt #    Dockside Logistics Ford    19.576    96.731
Row 18:    35    23    Jeb Burton #    Rocky Ridge/Estes Toyota    19.580    96.711
36    83    Matt DiBenedetto #    Cosmo Toyota    19.600    96.612
Row 19:    37    98    Ryan Preece    Vydox Plus/Champion Machinery Ford    Owner Points
38    46    Michael Annett    PJ Fresh Chevrolet    Owner Points
Row 20:    39    26    JJ Yeley(i)    Maxim Toyota    Owner Points
40    32    Kyle Fowler    KeenParts.com/CorvetteParts.net Ford    Owner Points
Row 21:    41    7    Alex Bowman    Nikko RC/Toy State Chevrolet    Owner Points
42    62    Timmy Hill(i)    Acredale Vending Chevrolet    Owner Points
Row 22:    43    33    Alex Kennedy #    Chevrolet    Owner Points
Did Not Qualify:    None.
Manufacturer    Starting Lineup    DNQs    Manufacturer    Starting Lineup    DNQs
Chevrolet    22    0    Toyota    9    0
Ford    12    0
(i) Ineligible for driver points in this series