Richmond II: GM Racing qualifying report

Denny Hamlin Grabs the Pole for the Chevy Rock & Roll 400; Chevy Sweeps Front Row at Richmond Monte Carlo SS Drivers Claim Six of Top-10 Starting Positions Richmond, VA - Denny Hamlin, No. 11 FedEx Ground Monte Carlo SS, captured the pole for...

Denny Hamlin Grabs the Pole for the Chevy Rock & Roll 400; Chevy Sweeps Front Row at Richmond

Monte Carlo SS Drivers Claim Six of Top-10 Starting Positions

Richmond, VA - Denny Hamlin, No. 11 FedEx Ground Monte Carlo SS, captured the pole for Saturday night's Chevrolet Rock & Roll 400 at Richmond International Raceway.

Hamlin's lap of 21.096 seconds, 127.986 mph is his third pole position of the 2006 season and the fourth of the Raybesto Rookie contender's 33 starts in NASCAR Nextel Cup competition.

Jeff Burton, No. 31 Cingular Wireless Monte Carlo SS, will start second to complete an all Chevy Monte Carlo SS front row. Burton won the pole for tonight's Emerson Radio 250 for the NASCAR Busch Series earlier in the afternoon.,

Jeff Goron, No. 24 DuPont Monte Carlo SS, will take the green flag from the third starting spot. Kevin Harvick, No. 29 Barenaked Ladies/GM Goodwrench Monte Carlo SS, will roll off in fifth.

Scott Wimmer, No. 4 Lucas Oil Monte Carlo SS, qualified sixth followed by Martin Truex, Jr., Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Monte Carlo SS, in seventh.

Mark Martin (Ford) starts fourth with Greg Biffle (Ford), Carl Edwards (Ford) and Matt Kenseth (Ford) starting eighth, ninth and tenth respectively.

The Chevy Rock & Roll 400 start time is 7:30 p.m. EDT Saturday night. Live television coverage will be on TNT. MRN Radio and XM Satelite Radio will provide the live action over the airwaves.

-credit: gm racing

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Jeff Burton , Matt Kenseth , Kevin Harvick , Greg Biffle , Scott Wimmer , Martin Truex Jr. , Carl Edwards , Denny Hamlin , Mark Martin