Chevy gets the 500 pole with Green at the wheel

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Chevy teams were favored to dominate the qualifying for the NASCAR Winston Cup 500 at Daytona International Speedway; however, the surprise was the driver that laid down the fastest time to win the pole position. Dale Earnhardt Jr. had been...

Chevy teams were favored to dominate the qualifying for the NASCAR Winston Cup 500 at Daytona International Speedway; however, the surprise was the driver that laid down the fastest time to win the pole position.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. had been fast during the practice sessions and won the Shootout on Saturday night -- making him the favorite for the pole position. The DEI driver turned a lap of 185.382mph to place his Bud Chevy on the pole.

Jeff Green who drew the qualifying attempt slot directly after Earnhardt Jr. and knocked the Bud car off the pole by laying down a speed of 186.606mph in his Richard Childress Racing Chevy.

Qualifying for the Daytona 500 took place today, Monday, February 10 after rain washed out the first attempt on Sunday. Once the rain finally came to a stop, the track maintenance crews went to work to dry the racing surface.

First out on the track was the Ford of Matt Kenseth who laid down a speed of 183.613mph placing him with a 25th fast time of the day. Kenseth and others can better their positions for the start of the 500 on the outcome of Thursday's Twin 125 qualifying races.

The two top qualifiers retain their positions from today for the February 16 Daytona 500 race.

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