Friday, October 1, 2010

Kasey Kahne on Pole for Kansas Price Chopper 400

By Associated Press
KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Kasey Kahne has won the pole at Kansas Speedway, beating teammate Paul Menard as Richard Petty Motorsports swept the front row for Sunday's race.
Kahne turned a lap at 174.644 mph in his Ford during Friday's qualifying session. Menard's lap was 174.469.
Jeff Gordon qualified third at 174.430 in a Chevrolet. He is the highest qualifying driver in the Chase field.
Joey Logano was fourth in a Toyota, followed by Greg Biffle in a Ford, Ryan Newman in a Chevrolet and Juan Montoya in a Chevrolet.
Matt Kenseth qualified eighth in a Ford, Kurt Busch was the highest-qualifying Dodge at ninth andDavid Ragan rounded out the top 10 in a Ford.
Non-Chase drivers took six of the top 10 spots.


• Kasey Kahne earned the 19th pole of his career in his 245th start. He also picked up his third of the 2010 season, tying Jamie McMurray for the series high.
• Five of Kasey Kahne's 11 Cup victories have come from the pole.
• Kasey Kahne beat teammate Paul Menard by .031 seconds for the top starting spot.
• Paul Menard will start in the top 10 for the fourth consecutive race. This will be only his second career front-row start.
• Jeff Gordon (third) has his first top-10 start since starting fourth at Pocono in August.
• Joey Logano (fourth) starts in the top 10 for the third time in the past six races.
• Greg Biffle (fifth) has his best Cup start at Kansas in his ninth race.
• Bill Elliott (11th) was the fastest of the drivers required to make the field on time.
• The top 10 consisted of five Fords, three Chevrolets, a Dodge and a Toyota.
• Three drivers failed to qualify: JoeNemechek, Mike Bliss and Jason Leffler.

Starting Lineup

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