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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