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Fueled Up! Red Bull’s Brian Vickers Grabs NASCAR Sprint Cup Pole At Sonoma

Qualifying results and notes from the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, Calif.


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 Toyota/Save Mart 350 with a lap of 76.475 seconds, 93.678 mph.
– This is his ninth pole in 188 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.
– This is his fourth pole and eighth top-10 start in 2009.
– This is his first pole in five races at Infineon Raceway. Vickers’ best previous start at Infineon Raceway was 18th. His best previous road race start was 17th at Watkins Glen International.
– This is the first time in 2009 that Toyotas have qualified one-two-three. The only other time the manufacturer claimed the top three qualifying positions was at Talladega Superspeedway on Oct. 7, 2007.
– Kyle Busch (second) posted his 12th top-10 start of 2009 and his first in five races at Infineon
Raceway.
– Marcos Ambrose (third) posted his second top-10 start at Infineon Raceway. It is his third in 16 races this season.
– Joey Logano (12th) was the fastest qualifying rookie.

Starting Line Up by Row
Infineon Raceway
Toyota/Save Mart 350


1 83 Brian Vickers Red Bull Toyota 76.475 93.678 Row 1:
2 18 Kyle Busch M&M’s / Transformers Toyota 76.690 93.415
3 47 Marcos Ambrose Little Debbie / Kingsford / Clorox Toyota 76.918 93.138 Row 2:
4 14 Tony Stewart Office Depot / Old Spice Chevrolet 77.000 93.039
5 9 Kasey Kahne Budweiser Dodge 77.040 92.991 Row 3:
6 1 Martin Truex Jr. GE reveal Chevrolet 77.048 92.981
7 39 Ryan Newman Haas Automation Chevrolet 77.076 92.947 Row 4:
8 19 Elliott Sadler Stanley Tools Dodge 77.081 92.941
9 08 Boris Said Ford 77.084 92.938 Row 5:
10 17 Matt Kenseth DeWalt Ford 77.097 92.922
11 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe’s Chevrolet 77.108 92.909 Row 6:
12 20 Joey Logano # The Home Depot Toyota 77.144 92.865
13 24 Jeff Gordon DuPont Chevrolet 77.174 92.829 Row 7:
14 5 Mark Martin CARQUEST / Kellogg’s Chevrolet 77.202 92.796
15 16 Greg Biffle 3M / Post-it Ford 77.248 92.740 Row 8:
16 29 Kevin Harvick Shell / Pennzoil Chevrolet 77.254 92.733
17 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Target Chevrolet 77.319 92.655 Row 9:
18 77 Sam Hornish Jr. Mobil 1 Dodge 77.325 92.648
19 66 Dave Blaney PRISM Motorsports Toyota 77.450 92.498 Row 10:
20 44 A J Allmendinger Best Buy Dodge 77.462 92.484
21 07 Casey Mears Jack Daniel’s Chevrolet 77.505 92.433 Row 11:
22 7 Robby Gordon Menards / Jim Beam Toyota 77.506 92.432
23 26 Jamie McMurray IRWIN Vice-Grip Ford 77.556 92.372 Row 12:
24 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Office Toyota 77.568 92.358
25 96 Bobby Labonte Ask.com Ford 77.570 92.355 Row 13:
26 33 Clint Bowyer Cheerios / Hamburger Helper Chevrolet 77.612 92.305
27 2 Kurt Busch Miller Lite Dodge 77.615 92.302 Row 14:
28 43 Reed Sorenson Valvoline Dodge 77.824 92.054
29 09 Ron Fellows Miccosukee Indian Gaming & Resort 77.833 92.043 Row 15:
30 98 Paul Menard Johns Manville /Menards Ford 77.880 91.988
31 87 Joe Nemechek Nemco Motorsports Toyota 77.926 91.933 Row 16:
32 71 David Gilliland Adobe Road Winery Chevrolet 77.997 91.850
33 13 Max Papis # GEICO Toyota 78.059 91.777 Row 17:
34 99 Carl Edwards Aflac Ford 78.082 91.750
35 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Amp Energy / National Guard / Mtn Dew 78.287 91.509 Row 18:
36 31 Jeff Burton Caterpillar Chevrolet 78.350 91.436
37 04 P J Jones Jim Beam / Menards Toyota 78.359 91.425 Row 19:
38 55 Patrick Carpentier NAPA Auto Parts Toyota 78.806 90.907
39 12 David Stremme No. 12 Penske Dodge 78.811 90.901 Row 20:
Owner Points 40 6 David Ragan UPS Ford
Owner Points 41 34 John Andretti Taco Bell Chevrolet Row 21:
Owner Points 42 00 David Reutimann Aaron’s Dream Machine Toyota
43 02 Brandon Ash Efusjon Energy Club Dodge 78.641 91.098 Row 22:
Did Not Qualify: # 82 Scott Speed #; # 27 Tom Hubert; # 37 Chris Cook; # 36 Brian Simo.
Time Speed Team Driver Car Pos


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