Gordon Grabs Last-Minute Pole

Jeff Gordon saved the best for last, when he took pole position at the Infineon Raceway with a last-minute fast-lap

Gordon Grabs Last-Minute Pole

Gordon set a fastest speed of 94.325 mph, beating fellow Chevy driver Jimmie Johnson, who finished second with a best speed of 94.165 mph.

Pos Driver Make Speed 1. Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 94.325 2. Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 94.165 3. Mark Martin Ford 94.012 4. Boris Said Chevrolet 93.975 5. Robby Gordon Chevrolet 93.885 6. Kurt Busch Ford 93.69 7. Tony Stewart Chevrolet 93.574 8. Terry Labonte Chevrolet 93.296 9. Scott Pruett Dodge 93.269 10. Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 93.184 11. Ryan Newman Dodge 93.164 12. Joe Nemechek Chevrolet 93.151 13. Kyle Busch* Chevrolet 93.119 14. Rusty Wallace Dodge 93.114 15. Jeff Burton Chevrolet 93.051 16. Scott Riggs Chevrolet 93.015 17. Jamie McMurray Dodge 93.01 18. Brian Vickers Chevrolet 92.985 19. Ken Schrader Dodge 92.806 20. Ricky Rudd Ford 92.785 21. Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 92.673 22. Brian Simo Chevrolet 92.648 23. Carl Edwards Ford 92.563 24. Matt Kenseth Ford 92.289 25. Kyle Petty Dodge 92.217 26. Kasey Kahne Dodge 92.182 27. Scott Wimmer Dodge 92.109 28. Chris Cook Chevrolet 92.107 29. Dave Blaney Chevrolet 92.102 30. Dale Jarrett Ford 92.016 31. Mike Bliss Chevrolet 91.969 32. Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 91.871 33. Bobby Labonte Chevrolet 91.806 34. Michael Waltrip Chevrolet 91.774 35. Tom Hubert Ford 91.701 36. Casey Mears Dodge 91.668 37. Sterling Marlin Dodge 91.608 38. Jeff Green Dodge 91.373 39. Travis Kvapil* Dodge 91.24 40. Mike Wallace Chevrolet 90.157 41. Greg Biffle Ford 89.277 42. Elliott Sadler Ford 59.373 43. Ron Fellows Chevrolet 91.698 
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