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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