Mikey Jets To Pole Position At Talladega

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) - Michael Waltrip's Toyota will be on the
inside of the front row when they get the green flag for this
week's Nextel Cup race at Talladega. His speed of 189.070 miles per
hour was the fastest during pole qualifying.
It's Waltrip's fourth career pole and first since June 2005 at
Pocono.
Dave Blaney starts alongside on the front row after posting a
speed of 188.838 miles per hour.
Points leader Jimmie Johnson will start 19th in the 43-car
field.
The UAW-Ford 500 is the fourth of 10 races that make up the
Chase for the championship. It will be the superspeedway debut for
the Car of Tomorrow.

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) - Here are the qualifying results for this
week's Nextel Cup race at Talladegay:
(Car number in parentheses)
1. (55) Michael Waltrip, Toyota, 189.070 mph.
2. (22) Dave Blaney, Toyota, 188.838 mph.
3. (83) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 188.779 mph.
4. (78) Joe Nemechek, Chevrolet, 188.471 mph.
5. (00) David Reutimann, Toyota, 188.459 mph.
6. (27) Jacques Villeneuve, Toyota, 188.215 mph.
7. (49) John Andretti, Dodge, 187.798 mph.
8. (43) Bobby Labonte, Dodge, 187.284 mph.
9. (9) Kasey Kahne, Dodge, 187.258 mph.
10. (19) Elliott Sadler, Dodge, 187.119 mph.
11. (20) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 187.057 mph.
12. (45) Kyle Petty, Dodge, 186.827 mph.
13. (1) Martin Truex Jr., Chevrolet, 186.816 mph.
14. (96) Tony Raines, Chevrolet, 186.761 mph.
15. (88) Mike Wallace, Ford, 186.692 mph.
16. (12) Ryan Newman, Dodge, 186.663 mph.
17. (18) J.J. Yeley, Chevrolet, 186.467 mph.
18. (11) Denny Hamlin, Chevrolet, 186.202 mph.
19. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 186.133 mph.
20. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 186.014 mph.
21. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 185.956 mph.
22. (42) Juan Pablo Montoya, Dodge, 185.938 mph.
23. (07) Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet, 185.826 mph.
24. (7) Robby Gordon, Ford, 185.797 mph.
25. (17) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 185.783 mph.
26. (8) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 185.783 mph.
27. (38) David Gilliland, Ford, 185.725 mph.
28. (41) Reed Sorenson, Dodge, 185.625 mph.
29. (25) Casey Mears, Chevrolet, 185.542 mph.
30. (15) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 185.463 mph.
31. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 185.323 mph.
32. (66) Jeff Green, Chevrolet, 185.212 mph.
33. (40) David Stremme, Dodge, 185.061 mph.
34. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 185.051 mph.
35. (26) Jamie McMurray, Ford, owner points.
36. (5) Kyle Busch, Chevrolet, owner points.
37. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, owner points.
38. (01) Aric Almirola, Chevrolet, owner points.
39. (70) Johnny Sauter, Chevrolet, owner points.
40. (21) Ken Schrader, Ford, owner points.
41. (2) Kurt Busch, Dodge, owner points.
42. (6) David Ragan, Ford, owner points.
43. (44) Dale Jarrett, Toyota, 187.658 mph.

Failed To Qualify
44. (84) AJ Allmendinger, Toyota, 187.596 mph.
45. (60) Boris Said, Ford, 187.423 mph.
46. (10) Scott Riggs, Dodge, 187.328 mph.
47. (06) Sam Hornish Jr., Dodge, 187.262 mph.
48. (36) Jeremy Mayfield, Toyota, 187.130 mph.
49. (09) Sterling Marlin, Chevrolet, 186.696 mph.
50. (4) Ward Burton, Chevrolet, 185.963 mph.
51. (37) Kevin Lepage, Dodge, 185.765 mph.


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