Stewart Takes Daytona Pole

Tony Stewart continued on from where he left off last weekend to take pole position for Saturday night's Nextel Cup race at Daytona International Speedway

Stewart Takes Daytona Pole

Stewart led an all-Chevrolet top five, with Scott Riggs, Jimmie Johnson, road racer Boris Said and Joe Nemechek completing the top five.

The best placed Ford was Elliott Sadler in sixth place, while the highest Dodge was Rusty Wallace in ninth. In all, Chevrolets filled fourteen of the top seventeen places.

Surprisingly one of these Chevrolets is not Dale Earnhardt Jr, who again qualified well down the field on 39th at a track he and his team have been dominant at in past seasons.

The winner of the past two races at Daytona, Jeff Gordon, starts fifteenth, four places behind the other Gordon, Robby. Points leader Greg Biffle will start eighteenth, ten places ahead of teammate and reigning series champion Kurt Busch.

Qualifying Results, Pepsi 400, Daytona International Speedway:

Pos  Driver               Make       Speed
 1.  Tony Stewart         Chevrolet  185.582
 2.  Scott Riggs          Chevrolet  185.418
 3.  Jimmie Johnson       Chevrolet  185.273
 4.  Boris Said           Chevrolet  185.204
 5.  Joe Nemechek         Chevrolet  184.904
 6.  Elliott Sadler       Ford       184.468
 7.  Kevin Harvick        Chevrolet  184.468
 8.  Jason Leffler        Chevrolet  184.426
 9.  Rusty Wallace        Dodge      184.377
10.  Kerry Earnhardt      Chevrolet  184.238
11.  Robby Gordon         Chevrolet  184.098
12.  Bobby Hamilton Jr    Chevrolet  184.053
13.  Dale Jarrett         Ford       184.045
14.  Mike Bliss           Chevrolet  184.045
15.  Jeff Gordon          Chevrolet  183.932
16.  Brian Vickers        Chevrolet  183.812
17.  Michael Waltrip      Chevrolet  183.752
18.  Greg Biffle          Ford       183.591
19.  Kasey Kahne          Dodge      183.542
20.  Johnny Sauter        Dodge      183.471
21.  Hermie Sadler        Chevrolet  183.456
22.  Bobby Labonte        Chevrolet  183.221
23.  Mark Martin          Ford       183.150
24.  Kevin Lepage         Dodge      183.094
25.  Travis Kvapil        Dodge      183.057
26.  Scott Wimmer         Dodge      183.050
27.  Ryan Newman          Dodge      183.031
28.  Kurt Busch           Ford       182.968
29.  Casey Mears          Dodge      182.878
30.  Dave Blaney          Chevrolet  182.723
31.  Jeremy Mayfield      Dodge      182.667
32.  Kyle Busch           Chevrolet  182.571
33.  Jamie McMurray       Dodge      182.537
34.  Carl Edwards         Ford       182.039
35.  Ricky Rudd           Ford       181.925
36.  Kyle Petty           Dodge      181.759
37.  Sterling Marlin      Dodge      181.558
38.  Matt Kenseth         Ford       181.437
39.  Dale Earnhardt Jr    Chevrolet  181.148
40.  Ken Schrader         Dodge      181.068
41.  Jeff Green           Dodge      180.603
42.  Jeff Burton          Chevrolet  180.267
43.  Mike Wallace         Chevrolet  183.023
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