Jeff Burton's hot streak continues: he has now added more poles to his resume this season than in his entire career. Burton and the No. 31 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet team earned their fourth pole of the year with a lap of 187.936 mph for...
Jeff Burton's hot streak continues: he has now added more poles to his resume this season than in his entire career. Burton and the No. 31 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet team earned their fourth pole of the year with a lap of 187.936 mph for his sixth career top starting spot.
"I am really impressed with everyone on this team," said Burton. "They have given me great bodies and great engines. If they can get me four poles in one year that is an incredible feat, I am just real proud of the effort."
Sadler, making his first start in the No. 19 Evernham Motorsports Dodge, will start on the outside pole with a lap of 187.071 mph.
"I tell you I haven't been this nervous before qualifying since my first Daytona 500," said Sadler. "So proud of everyone on this team, we have had an awesome week. If someone can beat that they can have it. That's as good as I could have run for the conditions we were in.this is a big load off my shoulders."
Matt Kenseth's lap of 186.804 mph was good for third. "It was good for me. We made some good adjustments and the track is really quickly right now. This car is incredible we should be good on Sunday."
Ryan Newman and Kevin Harvick completed the top five.
"That was a good lap," said Harvick. "We were decent but we didn't get it all. We just left a little bit out there."
Forty-seven cars attempted to qualify for the forty-three car field; failing to make the show were Kenny Wallace, Scott Wimmer. Mike Skinner and Chad Chaffin.
Notably, David Gilliland will be making his first appearance in the No. 38 Robert Yates Racing M&M's Ford Fusion qualified 26th.