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Rick Kelly flies to race two pole

Jack Daniel's Racing's Rick Kelly took pole position for the second race of this weekend's event at Winton Motor Raceway in country Victoria after setting a new qualifying track record.

He just edged out series leader Jamie Whincup for the top spot, although Kelly had already topped the times earlier in the session. Behind them will be the third FPR car of Paul Dumbrell in third position.

Just heading a tightly-bunched group was Craig Lowndes, with Mark Winterbottom, race one winner James Courtney and Garth Tander all less than five-hundredths of a second slower than Lowndes.

The two Fujitsu Racing Holdens of Michael Caruso and Lee Holdsworth along with Steven Richards complete the top ten. Just outside the top ten in 11th, 12th and 13th were Steven Johnson, Will Davison and Russell Ingall.

Despite a strong finish in race one, Shane van Gisbergen struggled to put a quick lap together in qualifying and will start 19th, while the older brother and team-mate of the pole man, Todd Kelly, will start from the other end of the grid in 26th position.

Pos  Driver                Car                   Time
 1.  Rick Kelly            Holden Commodore VE   1m21.8487s
 2.  Jamie Whincup         Holden Commodore VE   1m21.8906s  +0.0419s
 3.  Paul Dumbrell         Ford Falcon FG        1m22.0181s  +0.1694s
 4.  Craig Lowndes         Holden Commodore VE   1m22.0900s  +0.2413s
 5.  Mark Winterbottom     Ford Falcon FG        1m22.1160s  +0.2673s
 6.  James Courtney        Ford Falcon FG        1m22.1224s  +0.2737s
 7.  Garth Tander          Holden Commodore VE   1m22.1296s  +0.2809s
 8.  Michael Caruso        Holden Commodore VE   1m22.1834s  +0.3347s
 9.  Lee Holdsworth        Holden Commodore VE   1m22.1989s  +0.3502s
10.  Steven Richards       Ford Falcon FG        1m22.2176s  +0.3689s
11.  Steven Johnson        Ford Falcon FG        1m22.2740s  +0.4253s
12.  Will Davison          Holden Commodore VE   1m22.2805s  +0.4318s
13.  Russell Ingall        Holden Commodore VE   1m22.2864s  +0.4377s
14.  Dean Fiore            Ford Falcon FG        1m22.3150s  +0.4663s
15.  Jonathon Webb         Ford Falcon FG        1m22.3195s  +0.4708s
16.  Greg Murphy           Holden Commodore VE   1m22.3569s  +0.5082s
17.  Jason Bright          Holden Commodore VE   1m22.3607s  +0.5120s
18.  Tony D'Alberto        Holden Commodore VE   1m22.4232s  +0.5745s
19.  Shane Van Gisbergen   Ford Falcon FG        1m22.4541s  +0.6054s
20.  Fabian Coulthard      Holden Commodore VE   1m22.4545s  +0.6058s
21.  Alex Davison          Ford Falcon FG        1m22.4683s  +0.6196s
22.  Karl Reindler         Holden Commodore VE   1m22.6324s  +0.7837s
23.  Jason Richards        Holden Commodore VE   1m22.6707s  +0.8220s
24.  Tim Slade             Ford Falcon FG        1m22.6716s  +0.8229s
25.  Jason Bargwanna       Holden Commodore VE   1m22.6844s  +0.8357s
26.  Todd Kelly            Holden Commodore VE   1m22.7260s  +0.8773s
27.  Daniel Gaunt          Holden Commodore VE   1m22.9253s  +1.0766s
28.  Andrew Thompson       Holden Commodore VE   1m23.4013s  +1.5526s
29.  Tony Ricciardello     Holden Commodore VE   1m23.4861s  +1.6374s
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