facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Kahne wins pole for latest Darlington race

May 12, 2006 at 6:55 PM   |   Comments

DARLINGTON, S.C., May 12 (UPI) -- Kasey Kahne Friday won the pole position for Saturday night's Dodge Charger 500 Nextel Cup race at Darlington, S.C.

His No. 9 Evernham Motorsports Dodge circled the 1.366-mile oval at Darlington Raceway in 29.096 seconds (169.013 mph).

"That was just a great lap," said Kahne, who has won twice this season, both times from the pole. "The team did a great job, helping the car from what it did in practice."

The pole victory was his third of the season and ninth of his career.

Also starting on the front row will be the No.12 Penske Racing Dodge of Ryan Newman, who ran a second-best time of 29.238 seconds. Newman has yet to win a pole this season after winning eight times in 2005.

Rookies Clint Bowyer (29.259 second) and David Stremme (29.319) will be in row two.

Points leader Jimmie Johnson starts 25th.

© 2006 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Most Popular
1
Yankees host White Sox trying to stay in playoff hunt
2
Tim Shaw reveals he has ALS in Ice Bucket Challenge video
3
Mariners turn to King Felix, resume road trip in Boston
4
Royals try to bounce back in Arlington
5
Extra Points: Tomlin should have taken a stand
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback