Texas II: GM teams qualifying notes

Ft. Worth, TX - Jeff Gordon put the No. 24 DuPont Impala SS on the pole for Sunday's Dickies 500 at Texas Motor Speedway (TMS). It is the four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion's second pole at TMS and his first of the 2009 season. Gordon...

Ft. Worth, TX - Jeff Gordon put the No. 24 DuPont Impala SS on the pole for Sunday's Dickies 500 at Texas Motor Speedway (TMS). It is the four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion's second pole at TMS and his first of the 2009 season.

Gordon has now captured 68 poles in 17 consecutive NSCS seasons.

Tony Stewart, No. 14 Office Depot/Old Spice Impala SS, will roll off fourth for the 334-lap/501-mile race.

Mark Martin, No. 5 CARQUEST/Kellogg's Impala SS, will start seventh with Dale Earnhardt, Jr., No. 88 National Guard/AMP Energy Impala SS, in the ninth staring position.

Clint Bowyer, No. 33 Cheerios/Hamburger Helper Impala SS, qualified 10th to give Team Chevy five of the top-10 starters for the 34th race of the season.

Other Team Chevy Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers qualified as follows: Jimmie Johnson, No. 48 Lowe's/Kobalt Tools Impala SS - 12th; Juan Pablo Montoya, No. 42 Target Dream in Color Impala SS - 20th and Ryan Newman, No. 39 Haas Automation/US Army Impala SS - 26th.

A total of 16 Impala SS drivers will take the green flag Sunday 3:15 p.m. EST.

Kasey Kahne (Dodge), Kurt Busch (Dodge), and Kyle Busch (Toyota) complete the top-five starters.

-credit: gm racing

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Juan Pablo Montoya