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Mears On Pole At Chicagoland

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) - Casey Mears has won the pole for Sunday's
Nextel Cup race at Chicagoland Speedway.
Mears' Chevrolet turned in a lap of 182-point-556 miles-per-hour
to grab the top qualifying spot for the U-S-G Sheetrock 400. It's
Mears' third career pole.
Martin Truex Junior had the pole until Mears bumped him onto the
outside of row one for Sunday's race.
Ryan Newman qualified third in a Dodge, followed by Mark Martin
and Earnhardt in Chevrolets.

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) - Here is the list of qualifiers for Sunday's
Nextel Cup race at Chicagoland Speedway: After Friday qualifying;
race Sunday
At Chicagoland Speedway
Joliet, Ill.
Lap length: 1.5 miles
(Car number in parentheses)
1. (25) Casey Mears, Chevrolet, 182.556 mph.
2. (1) Martin Truex Jr., Chevrolet, 182.476.
3. (12) Ryan Newman, Dodge, 182.463.
4. (01) Mark Martin, Chevrolet, 182.297.
5. (8) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 182.272.
6. (5) Kyle Busch, Chevrolet, 181.886.
7. (07) Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet, 181.653.
8. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 181.580.
9. (45) John Andretti, Dodge, 181.427.
10. (17) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 181.409.
11. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 181.330.
12. (43) Bobby Labonte, Dodge, 181.263.
13. (11) Denny Hamlin, Chevrolet, 181.226.
14. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 181.147.
15. (22) Dave Blaney, Toyota, 181.038.
16. (15) Paul Menard #, Chevrolet, 180.959.
17. (21) Bill Elliott, Ford, 180.808.
18. (70) Johnny Sauter, Chevrolet, 180.693.
19. (20) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 180.638.
20. (36) Jeremy Mayfield, Toyota, 180.632.
21. (00) David Reutimann #, Toyota, 180.602.
22. (41) Reed Sorenson, Dodge, 180.536.
23. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 180.463.
24. (9) Kasey Kahne, Dodge, 180.319.
25. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 180.313.
26. (49) Chad Chaffin, Dodge, 180.210.
27. (13) Joe Nemechek, Chevrolet, 180.198.
28. (55) Michael Waltrip, Toyota, 180.174.
29. (66) Jeff Green, Chevrolet, 180.150.
30. (42) Juan Pablo Montoya #, Dodge, 179.910.
31. (19) Elliott Sadler, Dodge, 179.874.
32. (6) David Ragan #, Ford, 179.850.
33. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 179.778.
34. (26) Jamie McMurray, Ford, 179.671.
35. (2) Kurt Busch, Dodge, 179.653.
36. (18) J.J. Yeley, Chevrolet, 179.563.
37. (14) Sterling Marlin, Chevrolet, 179.444.
38. (40) David Stremme, Dodge, 179.354.
39. (7) Robby Gordon, Ford, Owner Points
40. (96) Tony Raines, Chevrolet, Owner Points
41. (88) Ricky Rudd, Ford, Owner Points
42. (38) David Gilliland, Ford, Owner Points
43. (4) Ward Burton, Chevrolet, 179.581.

Did not qualify
44. (10) Scott Riggs, Dodge, 179.134.
45. (83) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 178.980.
46. (44) Dale Jarrett, Toyota, 178.767.
47. (84) AJ Allmendinger #, Toyota, 178.642.
48. (37) Kevin Lepage, Dodge, 178.353.
49. (78) Kenny Wallace, Chevrolet, 178.
(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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