Matt Kenseth picked up the Coors Light Pole Award for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
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Qualifying Fast Facts
Provided by NASCAR Statistics - Fri, May 08, 2009 @ 06:10 PM Central
Coors Light Pole Winner: Matt Kenseth
Team : No. 17 - DeWalt Ford
Owner: John Henry
Crew Chief: Drew Blickensderfer
Matt Kenseth won the Coors Light Pole Award for the Southern 500 with a lap of 27.394 seconds, 179.514 mph -- a track qualifying record.
This is his fourth pole in 339 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.
This is his first pole and third top-10 start in 2009.
This is his first pole in 16 races at Darlington Raceway.
Jeff Gordon (second) posted his eighth top-10 start of 2009 and his 23rd in 29 races at Darlington Raceway.
Ryan Newman (third) posted his eighth top-10 start at Darlington Raceway. It is his fourth in 11 races this season.
Joey Logano (fifth) was the fastest qualifying rookie.