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Vickers grabs Michigan pole on NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

Brian Vickers nabbed his sixth pole award of 2009 and will lead the 43-car field to the green flag on Sunday.


Courtesy: NASCAR Media Relations

Qualifying Fast Facts
Michigan International Speedway
Michigan 400


Coors Light Pole Winner: Brian Vickers
Age: 25
Team : No. 83 - Red Bull Toyota
Owner: Dietrich Mateschitz
Crew Chief: Ryan Pemberton


Brian Vickers won the Coors Light Pole Award for the Michigan 400 with a lap of 38.453 seconds, 187.242 mph.
This is his 11th pole in 195 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.
This is his sixth pole and 11th top-10 start in 2009.
This is his third pole in 12 races at Michigan International Speedway.


Mark Martin (second) posted his 11th top-10 start of 2009 and his 24th in 48 races at Michigan International Speedway.

Juan Pablo Montoya (third) posted his second top-10 start at Michigan International Speedway.  It is his 10th in 23 races this season.

Joey Logano (eighth) was the fastest qualifying rookie.

Starting Line Up by Row
Michigan International Speedway
Michigan 400
Driver Date Time Speed
Track Race Record: Dale Jarrett 06/13/99 02:17:56 173.997
Pos Car Driver Team Time Speed
Row 1: 1 83 Brian Vickers Red Bull Toyota 38.453 187.242
2 5 Mark Martin Kellogg’s / CARQUEST Chevrolet 38.500 187.013
Row 2: 3 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Target Chevrolet 38.540 186.819
4 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe’s Chevrolet 38.620 186.432
Row 3: 5 1 Martin Truex Jr. Bass Pro Shops / Tracker Boats Chevrolet 38.655 186.263
6 2 Kurt Busch Miller Lite Dodge 38.677 186.157
Row 4: 7 39 Ryan Newman Haas Automation Chevrolet 38.728 185.912
8 20 Joey Logano # The Home Depot Toyota 38.741 185.850
Row 5: 9 21 Bill Elliott Motorcraft / Quick Lane Tire & Auto Ford 38.750 185.806
10 9 Kasey Kahne Budweiser Dodge 38.755 185.782
Row 6: 11 82 Scott Speed # Red Bull Toyota 38.756 185.778
12 25 Brad Keselowski GoDaddy.com Chevrolet 38.766 185.730
Row 7: 13 44 A J Allmendinger Super 8 Dodge 38.786 185.634
14 77 Sam Hornish Jr. Mobil 1 Dodge 38.798 185.577
Row 8: 15 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. National Guard / AMP Energy Chevrolet 38.817 185.486
16 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Office Toyota 38.825 185.448
Row 9: 17 16 Greg Biffle 3M / Scotch-Brite Ford 38.838 185.385
18 14 Tony Stewart Office Depot / Old Spice Chevrolet 38.854 185.309
Row 10: 19 26 Jamie McMurray Crown Royal Ford 38.863 185.266
20 12 David Stremme Penske Dodge 38.907 185.057
Row 11: 21 24 Jeff Gordon DuPont Chevrolet 38.932 184.938
22 29 Kevin Harvick Shell / Pennzoil Chevrolet 38.946 184.871
Row 12: 23 33 Clint Bowyer Cheerios / Hamburger Helper Chevrolet 39.006 184.587
24 7 Robby Gordon MOEN Toyota 39.066 184.303
Row 13: 25 17 Matt Kenseth DeWalt Ford 39.091 184.186
26 47 Marcos Ambrose Little Debbie/Kingsford/Clorox Toyota 39.094 184.171
Row 14: 27 31 Jeff Burton Caterpillar Chevrolet 39.136 183.974
28 09 Mike Bliss Miccosukee Indian Gaming & Resort Dodge 39.143 183.941
Row 15: 29 34 John Andretti CARFAX Chevrolet 39.153 183.894
30 55 Michael Waltrip NAPA Auto Parts Toyota 39.183 183.753
Row 16: 31 00 David Reutimann Aaron’s Dream Machine Toyota 39.194 183.702
32 99 Carl Edwards Aflac Ford 39.238 183.496
Row 17: 33 96 Bobby Labonte DLP Ford 39.282 183.290
34 19 Elliott Sadler Stanley Tools Dodge 39.290 183.253
Row 18: 35 98 Paul Menard MOEN / Menards Ford 39.297 183.220
36 71 David Gilliland TRG Motorsports Chevrolet 39.307 183.173
Row 19: 37 6 David Ragan UPS Ford 39.352 182.964
38 87 Joe Nemechek NEMCO Motorsports Toyota 39.373 182.866
Row 20: 39 18 Kyle Busch Interstate Batteries Toyota 39.399 182.746
40 43 Reed Sorenson Auto Value Bumper to Bumper Dodge 39.492 182.315
Row 21: 41 66 Dave Blaney PRISM Motorsports Toyota 39.501 182.274
42 07 Casey Mears Jack Daniel’s Chevrolet Owner Points
Row 22: 43 36 Mike Skinner Guy Fieri Knuckle Sandwich Toyota 39.624 181.708


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