Go to AutoRacing1's Home PageGo to AutoRacing 1's Champ Car PageGo to AutoRacing1's NASCAR PageGo to AutoRacing 1's F1 PageGo to AutoRacing 1's IRL PageGot to AutoRacing1.com's ALMS pageGo to AutoRacing1's Grand-Am PageGo to AutoRacing1's Other Series page
Go to AutoRacing 1's Rumor's PageGo to AutoRacing1's Hot News PageGo to AutoRacing 1's Discussion ForumsGo to AutoRacing1's Racing Store PageGo to AutoRacing 1's Links pageGo to AutoRacing1.com Race Schedule pageGo to AutoRacing 1's Automotive pageContact AutoRacing1.com

Gordon stays hot, wins pole at Martinsville

NASCAR Links

Scanner Frequencies

Meet the Staff

2007 Schedule

 

Advertisement



 
 

Nextel Cup
October 19, 2007

Advertisement


Jeff Gordon
NASCAR

Hot on the heels of 2-race win streak, NASCAR points leader Jeff Gordon won the pole position for Sunday's Subway 500 at Martinsville.  It was Gordon's 7th pole of the season, and sixth at Martinsville.

Martin Truex Jr was 2nd followed by Kevin Harvick and Jimmie Johnson to give Chevy the top-4 starting positions and 8 out of the top-10.

Kasey Kahne rounding out the top five. Kyle Busch, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., J.J. Yeley, Jamie McMurray and Tony Raines completed the first ten qualifiers.

After a limited practice session because of rain, Gordon was able to record a fast lap of 94.974 mph around the 0.526-mile Martinsville Speedway.

Gordon likes Martinsville.  In 29 starts at Martinsville, he has collected seven wins, five poles, 17 top-fives and 23 top-10's. He has been running at the finish in each of the 29 events with an average finish of 7.3.

Results

POS CAR DRIVER MAKE SPONSOR SPEED TIME BEHIND
1 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet DuPont 94.974 19.938 Leader
2 1 Martin Truex Jr. Chevrolet Bass Pro Shops / Tracker 94.737 19.988 -0.050
3 29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Shell / Pennzoil 94.685 19.999 -0.061
4 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Lowe's 94.618 20.013 -0.075
5 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Dodge Dealers / UAW 94.585 20.020 -0.082
6 5 Kyle Busch Chevrolet Kellogg's / CARQUEST 94.562 20.025 -0.087
7 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet Budweiser 94.557 20.026 -0.088
8 18 J.J. Yeley Chevrolet Interstate Batteries 94.496 20.039 -0.101
9 26 Jamie McMurray Ford Crown Royal 94.444 20.050 -0.112
10 96 Tony Raines Chevrolet DLP HDTV 94.369 20.066 -0.128
11 2 Kurt Busch Dodge Miller Lite 94.359 20.068 -0.130
12 12 Ryan Newman Dodge ALLTEL 94.340 20.072 -0.134
13 70 Johnny Sauter Chevrolet Haas Automation 94.284 20.084 -0.146
14 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge Dodge Dealers / UAW 94.223 20.097 -0.159
15 49 John Andretti Dodge Paralyzed Veterans of America 94.204 20.101 -0.163
16 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge Goody's Headache Powders 94.148 20.113 -0.175
17 22 Dave Blaney Toyota Caterpillar 94.115 20.120 -0.182
18 31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet AT&T Mobility 94.087 20.126 -0.188
19 00 David Reutimann* Toyota Dominos.com 94.083 20.127 -0.189
20 99 Carl Edwards Ford Office Depot 94.069 20.130 -0.192
21 07 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet Jack Daniel's 94.031 20.138 -0.200
22 25 Casey Mears Chevrolet National Guard / GMAC 93.975 20.150 -0.212
23 88 Ricky Rudd Ford Combos 93.975 20.150 -0.212
24 17 Matt Kenseth Ford R+L Carriers 93.882 20.170 -0.232
25 84 A.J. Allmendinger* Toyota Red Bull 93.859 20.175 -0.237
26 42 Juan Montoya* Dodge Texaco / Havoline 93.826 20.182 -0.244
27 01 Aric Almirola Chevrolet U.S. Army 93.817 20.184 -0.246
28 41 Reed Sorenson Dodge Target / Breast Cancer Awareness 93.817 20.184 -0.246
29 55 Michael Waltrip Toyota NAPA Auto Parts 93.817 20.184 -0.246
30 11 Denny Hamlin Chevrolet FedEx Freight 93.812 20.185 -0.247
31 66 Jeff Green Chevrolet Haas Automation 93.719 20.205 -0.267
32 10 Scott Riggs Dodge Valvoline / Stanley Tools 93.715 20.206 -0.268
33 44 Dale Jarrett Toyota UPS 93.627 20.225 -0.287
34 20 Tony Stewart Chevrolet The Home Depot 93.553 20.241 -0.303
35 15 Paul Menard* Chevrolet Pittsburgh Paints / Menards 93.451 20.263 -0.325
36 4 Ward Burton Chevrolet Lucas / ITT Night Vision / State Water Heaters 93.414 20.271 -0.333
37 16 Greg Biffle Ford Dish Network 93.354 20.284 -0.346
38 40 David Stremme Dodge Target House 92.988 20.364 -0.426
39 7 Robby Gordon Ford MAC Tools 92.869 20.390 -0.452
40 38 David Gilliland Ford M&M's 92.801 20.405 -0.467
41 6 David Ragan+* Ford AAA 92.615 20.446 -0.508
42 45 Kyle Petty+ Dodge Marathon American Spirit Motor Oil 92.429 20.487 -0.549
43 21 Bill Elliott Ford Little Debbie Champion's Provisional
Did Not Qualify
44 06 Sam Hornish Jr. Dodge Mobil 1 93.065 20.347 -0.409
45 78 Joe Nemechek Chevrolet Furniture Row Racing 92.933 20.376 -0.438
46 83 Brian Vickers Toyota Red Bull 92.601 20.449 -0.511
47 36 Jeremy Mayfield Toyota 360 OTC 91.744 20.640 -0.702
48 37 Kevin Lepage Dodge Front Row Motorsports 91.152 20.774 -0.836

+ Set by Owner Points
* Denotes Rookie

Feedback can be sent to feedback@autoracing1.com

Go to our forums to discuss this article



Copyright 1999-2014  AutoRacing1 is an independent internet online publication and is not affiliated with, sponsored by, or endorsed by the IRL., NASCAR, FIA,  Sprint, or any other series sponsor. This material may not be published, broadcast, or redistributed without permission.