Toyota Takes First Nextel Pole

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

LOUDON, N.H. (AP) - Dave Blaney has given Toyota its first pole
in the Nextel Cup series, turning in the top qualifying speed for
the Lenox Industrial Tools 300. He turned a fast lap of 129.437
m-p-h at the New Hampshire International Speedway to give Toyota
one of its few highlights in its first NASCAR season.
The bad news for the auto maker is that Brian Vickers was
disqualified when his car failed to post-qualifying inspection.
Officials say it was too low on the left side. That left Toyota
with only three of its seven cars in the 43-car field.
Kurt Busch qualified second in his Dodge. Reed Sorensen, Johnny
Sauter and Juan Pablo Montoya round out the top five. Series points
leader Jeff Gordon qualified seventh.

LOUDON, N.H. (AP) - Here is the starting line-up for the Nextel
Cup Lenox Industrial Tools 300. Car numbers are in parentheses.

1. (22) Dave Blaney, Toyota, 129.437 mph.
2. (2) Kurt Busch, Dodge, 129.182.
3. (41) Reed Sorenson, Dodge, 128.589.
4. (70) Johnny Sauter, Chevrolet, 128.502.
5. (42) Juan Pablo Montoya, Dodge, 128.411.
6. (8) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 128.389.
7. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 128.372.
8. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 128.350.
9. (1) Martin Truex Jr., Chevrolet, 128.329.
10. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 128.316.
11. (11) Denny Hamlin, Chevrolet, 128.299.
12. (12) Ryan Newman, Dodge, 128.242.
13. (01) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 128.225.
14. (20) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 128.139.
15. (66) Jeff Green, Chevrolet, 128.083.
16. (7) Robby Gordon, Ford, 127.988.
17. (00) David Reutimann, Toyota, 127.962.
18. (5) Kyle Busch, Chevrolet, 127.765.
19. (18) J.J. Yeley, Chevrolet, 127.718.
20. (07) Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet, 127.696.
21. (25) Casey Mears, Chevrolet, 127.641.
22. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 127.542.
23. (19) Elliott Sadler, Dodge, 127.534.
24. (40) David Stremme, Dodge, 127.525.
25. (4) Ward Burton, Chevrolet, 127.397.
26. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 127.393.
27. (38) David Gilliland, Ford, 127.363.
28. (9) Kasey Kahne, Dodge, 127.248.
29. (36) Jeremy Mayfield, Toyota, 127.180.
30. (17) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 127.074.
31. (43) Bobby Labonte, Dodge, 127.049.
32. (6) David Ragan, Ford, 126.913.
33. (13) Joe Nemechek, Chevrolet, 126.905.
34. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 126.871.
35. (15) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 126.842.
36. (21) Bill Elliott, Ford, 126.783.
37. (37) Kevin Lepage, Dodge, 126.433.
38. (26) Jamie McMurray, Ford, 126.374.
39. (96) Tony Raines, Chevrolet, 126.333.
40. (45) John Andretti, Dodge, 126.199.
41. (14) Sterling Marlin, Chevrolet, owner points.
42. (88) Ricky Rudd, Ford, owner points.
43. (49) Chad Chaffin, Dodge, 126.421.
Failed to Qualify
44. (55) Michael Waltrip, Toyota, 126.144.
45. (78) Kenny Wallace, Chevrolet, 126.090.
46. (44) Dale Jarrett, Toyota, 125.848.
47. (10) Scott Riggs, Dodge, 125.732.
48. (84) AJ Allmendinger, Toyota, 125.302.
49. (83) Brian Vickers, Toyota, time disallowed.

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