Kasey Kahne was the fastest man at Lowe's Motor Speedway on Friday. Kahne toured the 1.5-mile speedway with a lap of 186.735 mph. It is Kahne's second consecutive pole and third of the season. "We are real excited for tomorrow night's race,"...
Kasey Kahne was the fastest man at Lowe's Motor Speedway on Friday. Kahne toured the 1.5-mile speedway with a lap of 186.735 mph. It is Kahne's second consecutive pole and third of the season.
"We are real excited for tomorrow night's race," said Kahne. "We were decent in practice; we made a lot of changes. These guys worked really hard on the car and we will see what happens. This will be our first run in qualifying trim; I think it should be pretty good.
"It was pretty fast this morning."
Kahne and the No. 6 Dodge team took their time trial lap in race trim. Due to the Busch race being an impound event no teams are able to make changes to their cars after their qualifying session.
Greg Biffle was second with a lap of 186.432 mph.
"Man, my blood pressure went through the roof," said Biffle of his lap. "I thought I was wrecking down there and that is a great race car.I certainly didn't want to loose it for the race.
"I knew it was a good lap.I had the pole until that thing got out from under me."
Carl Edwards almost grabbed the pole, but his No. 60 Ford almost got out from under him on his second time trial lap. He had to settle for third.
"Man, I was really frustrated crossing the line because I really wanted to be on the pole," said Edwards who turned a lap of 186.194 mph. "I thought well this car is really loose but I am going to make one more lap and try it. By the time I got to the back straightaway I was the happiest guy alive just to have that car in one piece."
DEI teammates Martin Truex, Jr. and Paul Menard complete the top five.
"It was a good lap for us," said Truex. "It was almost what we ran this morning."
Fifty cars attempted to qualify for the forty-three car field. Failing to make the show were Scott Riggs, Jeff Fuller, Todd Bodine, Eric McClure, Kevin LePage, Brian Sockwell and Robert Pressley.