Saturday, June 26, 2010

Juan Montoya Takes Sprint Cup Race Pole for New Hampshire

Photo Credit: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images for NASCAR

Providing the scene for the shortest oval race on the NASCAR Sprint
Cup calendar, the New Hampshire International Speedway plays host to the Lenox
Industrial Tools 301.

Drawing a late qualifying attempt proved most valuable on the
Friday qualifying session as Juan Pablo Montoya's #42 Target
Chevy outmatched the #2 Miller Lite Dodge of Kurt Busch to take
pole for Sunday's race at the 'Magic Mile'. Clocking a lap of
28.781 seconds, Montoya drew 29th and eventual front row companion
Kasey Kahne in his Budweiser Ford beat the Busch's Dodge with
an even later qualifying run. Proving a benefit for drivers who
had to wait within the time trial session, drivers like Tony
Stewart, Dale Earnhardt Jr, Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch seemingly
lost out due to being first on track. Not one driver from the
first 15 qualifying attempts are found within the top-10 of
the Lenox Industrial Tools 301.

As of this week, Reed Sorenson takes over the #83 Red Bull Toyota.
In a press statement issued mid last week, Team Red Bull Jay Frye
provided news of the second driver change for the #83 since Brian
Vickers has been sidelined. “Our unique situation has afforded us
the opportunity to try some different things, and we’re continuing
to do that with Reed,” Frye said while voicing his gratitude for
Casey Mears' efforts starting May at Dover Speedway. Ending up 29th
through their first qualifying effort together, the young Sorenson
will be eager to make up ground on Sunday.

The NASCAR Sprint Cup New Hampshire's Lenox Industrial Tools 301
will receive its scheduled green flag on Sunday at 1:30 P.M.

2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup

Lenox Industrial Tools 301

Qualifying Results

Pos | Car # | Driver | Sponsor/Car Make

1) 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Target Chevrolet
2) 9 Kasey Kahne Budweiser Ford
3) 2 Kurt Busch Miller Lite Dodge
4) 5 Mark Martin CARQUEST / Chevrolet
5) 39 Ryan Newman Haas Automation Chevrolet
6) 00 David Reutimann Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota
7) 87 Joe Nemechek NEMCO Motorsports Toyota
8) 77 Sam Hornish Jr. AAA / Go Penske Dodge
9) 33 Clint Bowyer Zaxby's / Cheerios Chevrolet
10) 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's Chevrolet
11) 20 Joey Logano Home Depot Toyota
12) 47 Marcos Ambrose Lance / Tom's Mega Twisters Toyota
13) 98 Paul Menard Energizer / Menards Ford
14) 12 Brad Keselowski AAA Insurance / Go Penske Dodge
15) 82 Scott Speed Red Bull Toyota
16) 24 Jeff Gordon DuPont Chevrolet
17) 31 Jeff Burton LENOX Industrial Tools Chevrolet
18) 78 Regan Smith Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet
19) 6 David Ragan UPS Ford
20) 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Freight Toyota
21) 99 Carl Edwards Aflac Ford
22) 18 Kyle Busch Interstate Batteries Toyota
23) 36 Casey Mears MOHAWK Northeast, Inc. Chevrolet
24) 29 Kevin Harvick Shell / Pennzoil Chevrolet
25) 14 Tony Stewart Old Spice / Office Depot Chevrolet
26) 56 Martin Truex Jr. NAPA Auto Parts Toyota
27) 1 Jamie McMurray Suave Chevrolet
28) 43 A J Allmendinger Berlin City Auto Group Ford
29) 83 Reed Sorenson Red Bull ToyToyota
30) 19 Elliott Sadler Stanley Ford
31) 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. National Guard / AMP Energy Chevrolet
32) 13 Max Papis GEICO Toyota
33) 17 Matt Kenseth Diageo / Crown Royal Black Ford
34) 16 Greg Biffle American Red Cross / 3M Ford
35) 46 J J Yeley Whitney Motorsports Dodge
36) 66 Dave Blaney PRISM Motorsports Toyota
37) 55 Michael McDowell PRISM Motorsports Toyota
38) 26 David Stremme Air Guard / Ford
39) 37 David Gilliland Taco Bell Ford
40) 71 Andy Lally TRG Motorsports Chevrolet
41) 34 Kevin Conway Extenze Ford
42) 7 Bobby Labonte SpeedFactory.TV Toyota
43) 64 Todd Bodine Little Joe's Autos Toyota

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