Jeff Gordon On Phoenix Pole

Jeff Gordon took his first pole position of 2005 at Phoenix International Raceway for Saturday's night race

Jeff Gordon On Phoenix Pole

Gordon in his Chevrolet scored his first pole at Phoenix, one of four tracks that the series visits he has yet to win at. Alongside him will be 2004 series champ Kurt Busch in his Ford, with teammate and last week's Nextel Cup winner Greg Biffle in third. Bobby Labonte and Brian Vickers in Chevrolets round out the top five.

'Rocket Man' Ryan Newman lines up seventh after a moment on his second lap cost him any chance of moving higher up the order. Points leader Jimmie Johnson will start from twelfth, three places ahead of Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Subway Fresh 500 Qualifying Results, Phoenix International Raceway:

Pos Driver Make Speed Time Gap 1. Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 133.675 26.931 2. Kurt Busch Ford 133.254 27.016 +0.085 3. Greg Biffle Ford 133.161 27.035 +0.104 4. Bobby Labonte Chevrolet 132.993 27.069 +0.138 5. Brian Vickers Chevrolet 132.964 27.075 +0.144 6. Tony Stewart Chevrolet 132.949 27.078 +0.147 7. Ryan Newman Dodge 132.915 27.085 +0.154 8. Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 132.626 27.144 +0.213 9. Rusty Wallace Dodge 132.592 27.151 +0.220 10. Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 132.528 27.164 +0.233 11. Carl Edwards Ford 132.509 27.168 +0.237 12. Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 132.504 27.169 +0.238 13. Joe Nemechek Chevrolet 132.329 27.205 +0.274 14. Kasey Kahne Dodge 132.207 27.230 +0.299 15. Dale Earnhardt Jr Chevrolet 132.159 27.240 +0.309 16. Scott Riggs Chevrolet 131.965 27.280 +0.349 17. Matt Kenseth Ford 131.917 27.290 +0.359 18. Jason Leffler Chevrolet 131.815 27.311 +0.380 19. Bobby Hamilton Jr Chevrolet 131.786 27.317 +0.386 20. Jeff Burton Chevrolet 131.767 27.321 +0.390 21. Dave Blaney Chevrolet 131.733 27.328 +0.397 22. Mark Martin Ford 131.656 27.344 +0.413 23. Mike Bliss Chevrolet 131.632 27.349 +0.418 24. Travis Kvapil Dodge 131.526 27.371 +0.440 25. Clint Bowyer Chevrolet 131.488 27.379 +0.448 26. Johnny Sauter Dodge 131.483 27.380 +0.449 27. Kyle Busch Chevrolet 131.459 27.385 +0.454 28. Michael Waltrip Chevrolet 131.382 27.401 +0.470 29. Kevin Lepage Dodge 131.348 27.408 +0.477 30. Ken Schrader Dodge 131.286 27.421 +0.490 31. Sterling Marlin Dodge 131.272 27.424 +0.493 32. Casey Mears Dodge 131.176 27.444 +0.513 33. Elliott Sadler Ford 131.038 27.473 +0.542 34. Jamie McMurray Dodge 130.904 27.501 +0.570 35. Dale Jarrett Ford 130.880 27.506 +0.575 36. Scott Wimmer Dodge 130.747 27.534 +0.603 37. Jeff Green Dodge 130.643 27.556 +0.625 38. Ricky Rudd Ford 130.596 27.566 +0.635 39. Kyle Petty Dodge 130.001 27.692 +0.761 40. Stanton Barrett Chevrolet 129.534 27.792 +0.861 41. Carl Long Chevrolet 129.250 27.853 +0.922 42. Mike Wallace Chevrolet 76.999 46.754 +19.823 43. Robby Gordon Chevrolet 128.425 28.032 +1.101 

shares
comments
Biffle Wins Phoenix Busch Race
Previous article

Biffle Wins Phoenix Busch Race

Next article

Kurt Busch Takes Phoenix

Kurt Busch Takes Phoenix
Load comments
How Larson took the long way round to NASCAR Cup glory Plus

How Larson took the long way round to NASCAR Cup glory

From villain to hero, Kyle Larson’s journey to the 2021 NASCAR Cup title comes straight from the Hollywood blockbuster scripts. While Larson had to reach his lifelong goal the hard way and go through a very public shaming after a ban for using a racial slur, his talents shone long before his name grabbed the headlines for both the right and the wrong reasons

NASCAR
Nov 10, 2021
How NASCAR is gearing up for its "biggest change" in 2022 Plus

How NASCAR is gearing up for its "biggest change" in 2022

It’s not just Formula 1 that’s set for upheaval in 2022, as the NASCAR Cup Series adopts its Next Gen cars that will cast any in-built advantages aside and require teams to adopt a totally new way of operating. Far more than just a change of machinery, the new cars amount to a shift in NASCAR's core philosophy

NASCAR
Oct 12, 2021
Why Bubba Wallace’s Talladega win is such a big moment for NASCAR Plus

Why Bubba Wallace’s Talladega win is such a big moment for NASCAR

Bubba Wallace claimed his maiden NASCAR Cup Series at Talladega on Monday to become the first Black victor in the category since Wendell Scott in 1963. Both Wallace and Scott had faced obstacles and racism in their paths to their breakthrough wins, and NASCAR is trying to put it right with its range of diversity programmes

NASCAR
Oct 5, 2021
Why NASCAR's most resilient driver has landed on his feet at 23XI Plus

Why NASCAR's most resilient driver has landed on his feet at 23XI

In a career that has had many ups and downs, Kurt Busch has been written off many times before. But facing career uncertainty after the sale of Chip Ganassi's NASCAR team, the 2004 Cup champion has found a new berth at Denny Hamlin and Michael Jordan's 23XI organisation - which underlines his enduring value

NASCAR
Aug 31, 2021
The F1 nearly-man winding back the clock in NASCAR’s European cousin Plus

The F1 nearly-man winding back the clock in NASCAR’s European cousin

A multiple F3000 race winner, Marc Goossens was on the precipice of making Formula 1 in the 1990s - but a lack of budget left him without a path to the promised land. Turning to an illustrious racing career in sportscars, Goossens left the endurance circuit to try his hand at racing stock cars - and now calls the NASCAR Euro Series home

NASCAR
Jul 1, 2021
Why a British prospect is trying to make it in NASCAR Plus

Why a British prospect is trying to make it in NASCAR

There has never been a full-time British driver in the NASCAR Cup. But Alex Sedgwick, who is rising through the stock car ranks, wants that to change and could be a trailblazer for European talents to reach the top echelons of the NASCAR ladder

NASCAR
Feb 28, 2021
How Earnhardt’s death changed American motorsport Plus

How Earnhardt’s death changed American motorsport

It's 20 years since legendary driver Dale Earnhardt Sr died at the Daytona 500, but the legacy of his crash continues today through the pioneering safety work done by NASCAR

NASCAR
Feb 18, 2021
The NASCAR subplots to keep an eye on in 2021 Plus

The NASCAR subplots to keep an eye on in 2021

This weekend's Daytona 500 kickstarts a NASCAR Cup season that promises plenty of intrigue courtesy of new owners and a refreshed calendar. Here's what you need to know ahead of the new season

NASCAR
Feb 12, 2021