Jeff Gordon wins second pole of season

Jeff Gordon grabbed his second pole of the season for Sunday's Virginia 500 at Martinsville Speedway. The Hendricks Motorsports driver put in a lap of 20.016 seconds and a speed of 94.181. Gordon's first pole this year was at Bristol. "The best...

Jeff Gordon grabbed his second pole of the season for Sunday's Virginia 500 at Martinsville Speedway. The Hendricks Motorsports driver put in a lap of 20.016 seconds and a speed of 94.181. Gordon's first pole this year was at Bristol.

"The best way to start the weekend is to be upfront. There's no better place than on the pole," Gordon said of his 41st career pole. "We got a little bit of momentum coming from our second place finish at Texas and we're going to do everything we can to try to hold onto some of that momentum here at Martinsville."

Bobby Hamilton, driving for Andy Petree Racing will start alongside in row one.

The top four were all Chevy's; Andy Petree Racing's Bobby Hamilton will start alongside in row one. Dale Earnhardt Jr put the DEI team third fastest and Gordon's Hendrick Motorsports stablemate, Terry Labonte fourth.

The highest qualifying Ford was Penske driver Rusty Wallace. His teammate, Ryan Newman was the highest Raybestos Rookie 10th fastest.

44 cars attempted to qualify for the 43 car field. The team which failed to make the race, was that of Craftsman Truck Series regular Randy Renfrow. Seven of the teams used provisional including Elliott Sadler who was second last weekend.

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Dale Earnhardt , Jeff Gordon , Bobby Hamilton , Terry Labonte , Rusty Wallace , Ryan Newman , Andy Petree , Elliott Sadler
Teams Hendrick Motorsports