Harvick Takes Talladega Pole

Kevin Harvick will start from pole position in tomorrow's Aaron's 499 at Talladega Superspeedway

Harvick Takes Talladega Pole

Harvick was over two tenths of a second faster than the man who will start alongside him, Jeff Gordon, who won this race a year ago, for an all-Chevrolet front row. Third on the grid is Elliott Sadler in a Ford, with Scott Riggs in a Chevrolet and Ryan Newman in a Dodge completing the top five.

In a surprise, the DEI team, dominant in recent years at the superspeedways of Daytona and Talladega, will line up 32nd for Martin Truex Jr, 36th for Dale Earnhardt Jr and 38th for Michael Waltrip.

Starting line-up for Aaron's 499, Talladega Superspeedway:

Pos Driver Make Speed Time Gap 1. Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 189.804 50.452 2. Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 188.988 50.670 +0.218 3. Elliott Sadler Ford 188.548 50.788 +0.336 4. Scott Riggs Chevrolet 188.474 50.808 +0.356 5. Ryan Newman Dodge 188.237 50.872 +0.420 6. Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 188.226 50.875 +0.423 7. Ricky Rudd Ford 188.156 50.894 +0.442 8. Dave Blaney Chevrolet 187.919 50.958 +0.506 9. Travis Kvapil Dodge 187.857 50.975 +0.523 10. Kurt Busch Ford 187.831 50.982 +0.530 11. Tony Stewart Chevrolet 187.713 51.014 +0.562 12. Boris Said Chevrolet 187.471 51.080 +0.628 13. Jamie McMurray Dodge 187.427 51.092 +0.640 14. Dale Jarrett Ford 187.350 51.113 +0.661 15. Bobby Labonte Chevrolet 187.298 51.127 +0.675 16. Mark Martin Ford 187.276 51.133 +0.681 17. Scott Wimmer Dodge 187.276 51.133 +0.681 18. Jason Leffler Chevrolet 187.265 51.136 +0.684 19. Kasey Kahne Dodge 187.247 51.141 +0.689 20. Rusty Wallace Dodge 187.232 51.145 +0.693 21. Carl Edwards Ford 187.192 51.156 +0.704 22. Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 187.192 51.156 +0.704 23. Matt Kenseth Ford 187.071 51.189 +0.737 24. Joe Nemechek Chevrolet 187.068 51.190 +0.738 25. Sterling Marlin Dodge 186.955 51.221 +0.769 26. Casey Mears Dodge 186.849 51.250 +0.798 27. Jeff Burton Chevrolet 186.710 51.288 +0.836 28. Mike Bliss Chevrolet 186.685 51.295 +0.843 29. Greg Biffle Ford 186.536 51.336 +0.884 30. Hermie Sadler Ford 186.529 51.338 +0.886 31. Kerry Earnhardt Chevrolet 186.496 51.347 +0.895 32. Martin Truex Jr Chevrolet 186.351 51.387 +0.935 33. Mike Wallace Chevrolet 186.198 51.429 +0.977 34. Mike Skinner Dodge 186.148 51.443 +0.991 35. Kyle Busch* Chevrolet 186.108 51.454 +1.002 36. Dale Earnhardt Jr Chevrolet 185.934 51.502 +1.050 37. Brian Vickers Chevrolet 185.934 51.502 +1.050 38. Michael Waltrip Chevrolet 185.877 51.518 +1.066 39. Jeff Green Dodge 185.848 51.526 +1.074 40. Bobby Hamilton Jr Chevrolet 185.729 51.559 +1.107 41. Kyle Petty Dodge 185.348 51.665 +1.213 42. Ken Schrader Dodge 183.988 52.047 +1.595 43. Johnny Sauter Dodge 185.151 51.720 +1.268 

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