Jamie McMurray grabs pole at Martinsville

Jamie McMurray has taken pole at Martinsville

Jamie McMurray has taken pole at Martinsville

Jamie McMurray has won the Coors Light Pole Award for the 62nd annual Goody’s Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville.

McMurray set a lap of 19.621s to take his eighth pole in his 300th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start. It is the second pole in-a-row for the Earnhadt Ganassi team after team-mate Juan Pablo Montoya took pole in the last event for Fontana.

This is McMurray’s first pole of 2011 and his very first short track pole position.

Ryan Newman qualified second, ahead of Kasey Kahne, who posted his third top 10 qualiying effort in six races this season.

Job Gibbs Racing drivers Joey Lagano and Denny Hamlin are fourth and fifth, while the third Gibbs car of Kyle Bush will start 11th.

Australian Marcos Ambrose qualified in 19th place, just over 0.2s off pole position.


Pos Driver Team/Car Time Gap
1. Jamie McMurray Earnhardt Ganassi Chevrolet 19.621s
2. Ryan Newman Stewart Haas Chevrolet 19.655s + 0.034s
3. Kasey Kahne Red Bull Toyota 19.665s + 0.044s
4. Joey Logano Gibbs Toyota 19.680s + 0.059s
5. Denny Hamlin Gibbs Toyota 19.726s + 0.105s
6. AJ Allmendinger Petty Ford 19.735s + 0.114s
7. Bobby Labonte JTG Daugherty Toyota 19.745s + 0.124s
8. David Reutimann Waltrip Toyota 19.755s + 0.134s
9. Kevin Harvick Childress Chevrolet 19.761s + 0.140s
10. Regan Smith Furniture Row Chevrolet 19.768s + 0.147s
11. Kyle Busch Gibbs Toyota 19.769s + 0.148s
12. Mark Martin Hendrick Chevrolet 19.784s + 0.163s
13. Brian Vickers Red Bull Toyota 19.788s + 0.167s
14. David Ragan Roush Fenway Ford 19.792s + 0.171s
15. Clint Bowyer Childress Chevrolet 19.797s + 0.176s
16. Paul Menard Childress Chevrolet 19.817s + 0.196s
17. Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Chevrolet 19.820s + 0.199s
18. Martin Truex Jr Waltrip Toyota 19.833s + 0.212s
19. Marcos Ambrose Petty Ford 19.835s + 0.214s
20. Kurt Busch Penske Dodge 19.836s + 0.215s
21. Jeff Gordon Hendrick Chevrolet 19.843s + 0.222s
22. Brad Keselowski Penske Dodge 19.852s + 0.231s
23. Carl Edwards Roush Fenway Ford 19.875s + 0.254s
24. Trevor Bayne Wood Brothers Ford 19.879s + 0.258s
25. Matt Kenseth Roush Fenway Ford 19.879s + 0.258s
26. Dale Earnhardt Jr Hendrick Chevrolet 19.894s + 0.273s
27. Juan Pablo Montoya Earnhardt Ganassi Chevrolet 19.908s + 0.287s
28. Tony Stewart Stewart Haas Chevrolet 19.914s + 0.293s
29. Dave Blaney Baldwin Chevrolet 19.916s + 0.295s
30. Casey Mears Germain Toyota 19.932s + 0.311s
31. Travis Kvapil Front Row Ford 19.942s + 0.321s
32. Jeff Burton Childress Chevrolet 20.002s + 0.381s
33. Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Ford 20.004s + 0.383s
34. Robby Gordon Gordon Dodge 20.028s + 0.407s
35. Michael McDowell HP Toyota 20.044s + 0.423s
36. David Gilliland Front Row Ford 20.066s + 0.445s
37. Joe Nemechek NEMCO Toyota 20.100s + 0.479s
38. Landon Cassill Phoenix Chevrolet 20.135s + 0.514s
39. Mike Skinner Germain Toyota 20.171s + 0.550s
40. Ken Schrader FAS Lane Ford 20.228s + 0.607s
41. JJ Yeley Whitney Chevrolet 20.306s + 0.685s
42. Tony Raines Front Row Ford 20.306s + 0.685s
43. Hermie Sadler TRG Chevrolet 20.640s + 1.019s



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