Reutimann wins Sprint Cup pole

May 29, 2009 at 9:41 PM
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DOVER, Del., May 29 (UPI) -- David Reutimann, four days removed from his first Sprint Cup victory, captured the pole Friday for Sunday's running of the Autism Speaks 400.

Reutimann turned in a lap at the Dover International Speedway in 22.960 seconds. It was his second pole of the season and the third of his Sprint Cup career.

He was out front last Monday when the Coca-Cola 600 was stopped by rain and when the showers failed to ease, he became the race winner. Reutimann's first win came in his 75th career start.

Kasey Kahne will start on the outside of the first row on Sunday, having qualified in 22.997 seconds. Juan Pablo Montoya qualified third, followed by Reed Sorenson and Greg Biffle.

Dale Earnhardt, Jr. qualified 22nd one day after car owner Rick Hendrick made a crew change on the team.

Points leader Jeff Gordon will start from the rear of the field in a backup car after slamming into the wall during his first qualifying lap.

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