McMurray Surprises with Pole

Jamie McMurray took a surprising pole position today for the Pennsylvania 500 at the Pocono Raceway

McMurray Surprises with Pole

This was McMurray's first pole of the season, and his second career NASCAR pole.

Kurt Busch was second fastest in the qualifying session and will start alongside McMurray, on the front row. The second row is taken by Mark Martin and Ryan Newam.

Points leader Jimmie Johnson will start tomorrow's race from ninth on the grid, with his title rivals Greg Biffle and Tony Stewart in front of him, in seventh and sixth respectively.

Pos Driver Make Speed 1. Jamie McMurray Dodge 168.760 2. Kurt Busch Ford 168.533 3. Mark Martin Ford 168.382 4. Ryan Newman Dodge 168.249 5. Ricky Rudd Ford 167.857 6. Tony Stewart Chevrolet 167.532 7. Greg Biffle Ford 167.230 8. Brian Vickers Chevrolet 167.230 9. Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 167.072 10. Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 167.072 11. Scott Wimmer Dodge 166.911 12. Ken Schrader Dodge 166.713 13. Rusty Wallace Dodge 166.583 14. Joe Nemechek Chevrolet 166.472 15. Kasey Kahne Dodge 166.217 16. Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 166.196 17. Jeff Burton Chevrolet 165.978 18. Scott Riggs Chevrolet 165.951 19. Jason Leffler Chevrolet 165.853 20. Dale Jarrett Ford 165.801 21. Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 165.752 22. Dave Blaney Chevrolet 165.673 23. Bobby Labonte Chevrolet 165.602 24. Michael Waltrip Chevrolet 165.229 25. Sterling Marlin Dodge 165.074 26. Jeff Green Dodge 164.953 27. Bobby Hamilton Jr. Chevrolet 164.772 28. Kyle Busch Chevrolet 164.699 29. Robby Gordon Chevrolet 164.699 30. Matt Kenseth Ford 164.501 31. Mike Wallace Chevrolet 164.072 32. Mike Garvey Ford 164.060 33. Kyle Petty Dodge 163.773 34. Mike Bliss Chevrolet 163.464 35. Greg Sacks Dodge 163.449 36. P.J. Jones Chevrolet 163.366 37. Kevin Lepage Dodge 163.245 38. Kirk Shelmerdine Ford 163.180 39. Morgan Shepherd Dodge 162.660 40. Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 162.528 41. Elliott Sadler Ford 161.705 42. Travis Kvapil Dodge 160.809 43. Hermie Sadler Chevrolet 160.145 44. Bobby Gerhart Ford 159.388 45. Casey Mears Dodge 148.790 
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