Said, who calls himself a part-time driver on the Nextel Cup circuit, took his No.60 Ford around the 2.5-mile super-speedway in 48.350 seconds (186.143 mph).
He finished ahead of Tony Stewart, whose second-best time was 48.478 seconds.
"I didn't really do a whole lot," Said admitted. "I just want to thank Jack Roush for giving us the opportunity to buy (his) cars and engines. Everyone at Roush -- thanks for helping our little No Fear Racing team out."
Other notable drivers and their starting positions: Dale Jarrett (7th), Jimmy Johnson (9th), Matt Kenseth (10th), Greg Biffle (12th), Kurt Busch (16th), Ryan Newman (23rd), Jamie McMurray (26th) and Dale Earnhardt Jr. (35th).
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