Kahne Takes Richmond Pole

Kasey Kahne took his third pole position in as many races for Saturday night's Chevey American Revolution 400 at Richmond

Kahne Takes Richmond Pole

He became the first driver at Richmond to win pole for both the Nextel Cup and races.

Kahne edged out Ryan Newman with a 129.964mph lap. Newman was driving a spare car after crashing in practice and put in a fractionally slower lap at 129.801 mph.

"I was worried about Ryan Newman," Kahne said. "I knew he was in a backup car, but I knew he was going to be fast."

Qualifying for the Chevy American Revolution 400
Richmond International Raceway:

Pos Driver Make Speed (mph) 1. Kasey Kahne Dodge 129.964 2. Ryan Newman Dodge 129.801 3. Tony Stewart Chevrolet 129.546 4. Kurt Busch Ford 129.453 5. Elliott Sadler Ford 129.063 6. Ricky Rudd Ford 128.989 7. Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 128.928 8. Rusty Wallace Dodge 128.891 9. Greg Biffle Ford 128.866 10. Kyle Busch* Chevrolet 128.848 11. Carl Edwards Ford 128.792 12. Jeff Burton Chevrolet 128.786 13. Johnny Sauter Dodge 128.762 14. Mark Martin Ford 128.719 15. Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 128.602 16. Casey Mears Dodge 128.455 17. Jamie McMurray Dodge 128.449 18. Jeff Green Dodge 128.315 19. Dave Blaney Chevrolet 128.272 20. Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 128.248 21. Travis Kvapil* Dodge 128.090 22. Sterling Marlin Dodge 128.071 23. Michael Waltrip Chevrolet 128.053 24. Mike Bliss Chevrolet 128.053 25. Joe Nemechek Chevrolet 128.023 26. Matt Kenseth Ford 127.980 27. Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 127.956 28. Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 127.944 29. Brian Vickers Chevrolet 127.684 30. Mike Wallace Chevrolet 127.684 31. Tony Raines Chevrolet 127.551 32. Bobby Hamilton Jr. Chevrolet 127.388 33. Robby Gordon Chevrolet 127.250 34. Scott Wimmer Dodge 127.215 35. Dale Jarrett Ford 127.166 36. Scott Riggs Chevrolet 127.137 37. Mike Garvey Dodge 126.987 38. Jason Leffler Chevrolet 126.796 39. Bobby Labonte Chevrolet 126.790 40. Ken Schrader Dodge 126.594 41. Kyle Petty Dodge 126.446 42. Morgan Shepherd Dodge 126.274 43. Hermie Sadler Ford 126.003 
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