Jimmie Johnson and Mark Martin Give Team Chevy Front Row at Kansas; For the Third Time this Season, Team Chevy Pair Start Side-by-Side at the Front of the Field Three Impala SS Driver's to Start in Top-Five and a Total of Five Chevys in the ...
Jimmie Johnson and Mark Martin Give Team Chevy Front Row at Kansas; For the Third Time this Season, Team Chevy Pair Start Side-by-Side at the Front of the Field
Three Impala SS Driver's to Start in Top-Five and a Total of Five Chevys in the Top-10; Team Chevy will have 14 Drivers in the Field of Camping World RV 400
Kansas City, KS -- Jimmie Johnson, No. 48 Lowe's Impala SS, turned in the second quickest time in qualifying for the Camping World RV 400 at Kansas Speedway but claimed his fifth pole of the season when post-qualifying technical inspection disqualified the time of Juan Pablo Montoya. It is the 10th this season that two-time and defending NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion will start on the front row.
Mark Martin, No. 8 U.S. Army Impala SS, will along side Johnson in Sunday's 267-lap, 400.5-mile race. It is the third time this season that the Team Chevy pair has started side-by-side on the front row.
Martin Truex, Jr., No. 1 Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats Impala SS, will roll off fifth with Paul Menard, No. 15 Menard's Impala SS, starting in the sixth position. Casey Mears, No. 5 CARQUEST/Kellogg's Impala SS, will roll off in the 10th starting position.
The other five Team Chevy drivers in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup will start as follows: Dale Earnhardt, Jr., No. 88 National Guard/AMP Energy Impala SS -- 11th; Jeff Gordon, No. 24 DuPont Impala SS -- 13th; Clint Bowyer, No. 07 Jack Daniel's Impala SS -- 24th; Kevin Harvick, No. 29 Shell-Pennzoil Impala SS -- 36th and Jeff Burton, No. 31 AT&T Impala SS -- 37th.
A total of 14 Impala SS drivers will take the green flag for Round Three of the Chase.
Matt Kenseth and Elliott Sadler complete the top-five qualifiers.
JIMMIE JOHNSON, NO. 48 LOWE'S IMPALA SS "As long as I'm in the top five, I'll be really happy with that effort. But it was a great effort. We've had a good car all day. I look forward to the race."
DID YOU RUN OVER SOMETHING ON THE RACE TRACK DURING QUALIFYING? "Luckily we had some time to get it corrected while we were working in qualifying trim. Somebody left a hammer on their race car and the hammer fell off. It was one of those big orange hammers and I hit the thing and it tore up the splitter and the nose of the car pretty good. But I got real loose into Turn 1 and chased it up the track and was off line and that's where the things was sitting and I tore the car up."