Harvick on Pole at Richmond

Kevin Harvick is on pole position for Saturday night's Chevy Rock & Roll 400 at Richmond International Raceway

Harvick on Pole at Richmond

Harvick, who won Friday night's Busch race at Richmond, was just over a tenth of a mph faster than Greg Biffle, with Travis Kvapil in third, the three top places taken by three different makes, as Harvick presses to make the Chase for the Championship. Behind Kvapil is Biffle's teammates Mark Martin and Kurt Busch.

With this race being the last event before the Chase begins, there are still six drivers outside the top ten hoping to make it in to the Chase. Best placed of those in points and qualifying, apart from Harvick, are Jeff Gordon who qualified sixth and Ryan Newman in eighth. The others are Dale Jarrett in ninth, Joe Nemechek in eleventh and Elliott Sadler in nineteenth.

At the same time, there are four drivers currently in the top ten who are not yet confirmed for the Chase. In points standings order, Jeremy Mayfield qualified tenth, Carl Edwards eighteenth, Matt Kenseth thirteenth and Jamie McMurray 32nd, with McMurray only one point ahead of Newman and 30 ahead of Gordon before the race starts.

Pos  Driver              Make        Speed
 1.  Kevin Harvick       Chevrolet   128.425
 2.  Greg Biffle         Ford        128.309
 3.  Travis Kvapil       Dodge       128.163
 4.  Mark Martin         Ford        127.968
 5.  Kurt Busch          Ford        127.859
 6.  Jeff Gordon         Chevrolet   127.672
 7.  Kyle Busch          Chevrolet   127.605
 8.  Ryan Newman         Dodge       127.353
 9.  Dale Jarrett        Ford        127.298
10.  Jeremy Mayfield     Dodge       127.292
11.  Joe Nemechek        Chevrolet   127.262
12.  Jeff Burton         Chevrolet   127.250
13.  Matt Kenseth        Ford        127.239
14.  Kasey Kahne         Dodge       127.190
15.  Rusty Wallace       Dodge       127.161
16.  Ricky Rudd          Ford        127.113
17.  Casey Mears         Dodge       127.089
18.  Carl Edwards        Ford        127.041
19.  Elliott Sadler      Ford        127.041
20.  Jeff Green          Dodge       127.041
21.  Tony Raines         Dodge       126.921
22.  Brian Vickers       Chevrolet   126.892
23.  Bobby Labonte       Chevrolet   126.826
24.  Jimmie Johnson      Chevrolet   126.778
25.  Tony Stewart        Chevrolet   126.743
26.  Mike Wallace        Chevrolet   126.695
27.  Dave Blaney         Chevrolet   126.458
28.  Michael Waltrip     Chevrolet   126.428
29.  Dale Earnhardt Jr   Chevrolet   126.363
30.  Scott Wimmer        Dodge       126.328
31.  Mike Bliss          Chevrolet   126.292
32.  Jamie McMurray      Dodge       126.227
33.  Bobby Hamilton Jr   Chevrolet   126.045
34.  David Stremme       Dodge       125.956
35.  Jimmy Spencer       Dodge       125.892
36.  Johnny Sauter       Dodge       125.880
37.  Scott Riggs         Chevrolet   125.851
38.  Robby Gordon        Chevrolet   125.698
39.  Terry Labonte       Chevrolet   125.348
40.  Kyle Petty          Dodge       125.000
41.  Sterling Marlin     Dodge       124.994
42.  Ken Schrader        Dodge       124.660
43.  Mike Garvey         Ford        124.775
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