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Vickers bulls his way to fifth pole of 2009 season on NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event

Brian Vickers, driver of the No. 83 Red Bull Toyota, signs the wall in Victory Lane after qualifying for his fifth pole of the 2009 season. He will start in the front row next to his teammate Scott Speed, driver of the No. 82 Red Bull Toyota, on Saturday in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series LifeLock.com 400 at Chicagoland Speedway. (Photo Credit: Jason Smith/Getty Images for NASCAR) (Jason Smith / The Spokesman-Review)
Brian Vickers, driver of the No. 83 Red Bull Toyota, signs the wall in Victory Lane after qualifying for his fifth pole of the 2009 season. He will start in the front row next to his teammate Scott Speed, driver of the No. 82 Red Bull Toyota, on Saturday in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series LifeLock.com 400 at Chicagoland Speedway. (Photo Credit: Jason Smith/Getty Images for NASCAR) (Jason Smith / The Spokesman-Review)

Red Bull Toyota driver, Brian Vickers, picked up his fifth pole award of the 2009 season on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, this time at Chicagoland Speedway for the LifeLock.com 400.

Courtesy: NASCAR Media Relations

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 LifeLock.com 400 with a lap of 29.322 seconds, 184.162 mph.
- This is his 10th pole in 191 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.
- This is his fifth pole and ninth top-10 start in 2009. Vickers has poles on four configurations of race track: short track, 1.5-mile, 2.0-mile and road course.
- This is his first pole in five races at Chicagoland Speedway.
- Scott Speed  (second) posted his fourth top-10 start of 2009 and his first in one races at Chicagoland Speedway. This marks the first time that Team Red Bull has claimed both front row starting positions.
- Jimmie Johnson (third) posted his seventh top-10 start at Chicagoland Speedway.  It is his 15th in 19 races this season.
-  Scott Speed (second) was the fastest qualifying rookie.

Starting Line-up for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series LifeLock.com 400

Pos Car Driver Team Time Speed
Row 1: 1 83 Brian Vickers Red Bull Toyota 29.322 184.162
2 82 Scott Speed # Red Bull Toyota 29.515 182.958
Row 2: 3 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's Chevrolet 29.635 182.217
4 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Freight Toyota 29.644 182.162
Row 3: 5 33 Clint Bowyer Cheerios Chevrolet 29.654 182.100
6 18 Kyle Busch M&Ms Toyota 29.691 181.873
Row 4: 7 24 Jeff Gordon DuPont/National Guard Patriot Academy 29.727 181.653
8 21 Bill Elliott Motorcraft Ford 29.756 181.476
Row 5: 9 00 David Reutimann Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota 29.771 181.385
10 47 Marcos Ambrose Kingsford/Rite-Aid Toyota 29.772 181.378
Row 6: 11 43 Reed Sorenson McDonald's McCafe Dodge 29.789 181.275
12 39 Ryan Newman U.S. ARMY Chevrolet 29.798 181.220
Row 7: 13 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. AMP Energy/National Guard Chevrolet 29.798 181.220
14 5 Mark Martin CARQUEST/Kellogg's Chevrolet 29.826 181.050
Row 8: 15 9 Kasey Kahne Budweiser Dodge 29.831 181.020
16 77 Sam Hornish Jr. Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy Dodge 29.838 180.977
Row 9: 17 6 David Ragan UPS Ford 29.841 180.959
18 66 Dave Blaney PRISM Motorsports Toyota 29.880 180.723
Row 10: 19 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Target Chevrolet 29.886 180.687
20 44 A J Allmendinger Hunt Brothers Pizza Dodge 29.906 180.566
Row 11: 21 1 Martin Truex Jr. Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats Chevrolet 29.909 180.548
22 2 Kurt Busch Miller Lite Dodge 29.928 180.433
Row 12: 23 31 Jeff Burton Caterpillar Chevrolet 29.939 180.367
24 20 Joey Logano # Home Depot Toyota 29.943 180.343
Row 13: 25 99 Carl Edwards Aflac Ford 29.948 180.313
26 09 Mike Bliss Miccosukee Indian Gaming & Resort Dodge 29.978 180.132
Row 14: 27 98 Paul Menard Sylvania/Menards Ford 30.024 179.856
28 29 Kevin Harvick Shell/Pennzoil Chevrolet 30.035 179.790
Row 15: 29 25 Brad Keselowski GoDaddy.com Chevrolet 30.061 179.635
30 26 Jamie McMurray Valvoline/Sears Ford 30.062 179.629
Row 16: 31 87 Joe Nemechek New York City Bagel Deli Toyota 30.088 179.474
32 14 Tony Stewart Office Depot Back to School Chevrolet 30.109 179.348
Row 17: 33 17 Matt Kenseth USG Sheetrock Ford 30.109 179.348
34 19 Elliott Sadler Insignia Dodge 30.125 179.253
Row 18: 35 16 Greg Biffle 3M Ford 30.131 179.217
36 12 David Stremme No. 12 Penske Dodge Dodge 30.151 179.099
Row 19: 37 55 Michael Waltrip NAPA Toyota 30.162 179.033
38 07 Casey Mears Jack Daniel's Chevrolet 30.163 179.027
Row 20: 39 36 Mike Skinner Palermo's Pizza Toyota 30.195 178.838
40 34 John Andretti Long John Silver's-Baja Fish Tacos Chevrolet 30.213 178.731
Row 21: 41 7 Robby Gordon Red Stag/Kid Rock Toyota 30.279 178.341
42 96 Bobby Labonte DLP Ford Owner Points
Row 22: 43 71 David Gilliland TRG Motorsports Chevrolet 30.347 177.942
Did Not Qualify: # 64 Mike Wallace; # 51 Dexter Bean #; # 37 Tony Raines.




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