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Nemechek qualifies on pole at Talladega Speedway

NASCAR Sprint Cup at Talladega
Saturday, April 26, 2008

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"Front Row Joe" qualifies on pole at Talladega

Joe Nemechek in the National Day of Prayer/Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet qualified for the pole position for Sunday's Aaron's 499 race at Talladega Speedway followed by Tony Stewart and Ken Schrader.  A.J. Allmendinger and Kyle Busch rounded out the top five.

Nemechek, the 46th of 47 drivers to make a qualifying attempt, knocked Stewart off the pole with a lap of 187.386 mph (watch video). It was the first pole since 2005, a span of 93 races, for "Front Row Joe," and was his fourth career pole at Talladega -- best among active drivers.

Nemechek credited his Furniture Row Racing team, a single-car operation based out of Denver, which prepared a car that had to qualify on speed to make Sunday's race. Nemechek is ranked 42nd in the points, and has missed two of eight races this season.

"It takes a lot of work and a lot of innovative thinking to get your cars to go fast, and to get them through the air," Nemechek said. "And it's paying attention to all the details. The cool thing about us is we're just a small team. We don't have that many employees. 

"Yates, Roush, Joe Gibbs Racing, Childress, there's some big companies there, and we were able to beat them [Saturday]. I'm very proud of that." More at NASCAR/AP article


Qualifying Saturday for the Aaron's 499 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Talladega Speedway with starting position, car number, driver, make and sponsor, and speed:

1 78 Joe Nemechek Chevrolet National Day of Prayer / Furniture Row  187.386 51.103 Leader
2 20 Tony Stewart Toyota The Home Depot  186.896 51.237 -0.134
3 70 Ken Schrader Chevrolet Hunt Brothers Pizza  186.499 51.346 -0.243
4 84 A.J. Allmendinger Toyota Red Bull  186.423 51.367 -0.264
5 18 Kyle Busch Toyota M&M's Most Colorful Fan  186.416 51.369 -0.266
6 6 David Ragan Ford AAA Travel  186.303 51.400 -0.297
7 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota FedEx Freight  186.300 51.401 -0.298
8 83 Brian Vickers Toyota Red Bull  186.177 51.435 -0.332
9 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet AMP Energy / National Guard  185.974 51.491 -0.388
10 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Lowe's 185.837 51.529 -0.426
11 99 Carl Edwards Ford Office Depot  185.704 51.566 -0.463
12 21 Jon Wood Ford Little Debbie Honey Buns  185.517 51.618 -0.515
13 17 Matt Kenseth Ford DEWALT 185.502 51.622 -0.519
14 28 Travis Kvapil Ford Northern Tool + Equipment  185.484 51.627 -0.524
15 45 Kyle Petty Dodge Marathon / Wells Fargo / PVA  185.481 51.628 -0.525
16 109 Sterling Marlin Chevrolet Miccosukee Resort & Gaming  185.305 51.677 -0.574
17 10 Patrick Carpentier* Dodge LifeLock 185.262 51.689 -0.586
18 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge Garmin 185.187 51.710 -0.607
19 66 Scott Riggs Chevrolet State Water Heaters  185.061 51.745 -0.642
20 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet Pepsi / DuPont  185.022 51.756 -0.653
21 12 Ryan Newman Dodge Alltel 184.929 51.782 -0.679
22 15 Paul Menard Chevrolet Turtle Wax / Menards  184.818 51.813 -0.710
23 2 Kurt Busch Dodge Miller Lite  184.811 51.815 -0.712
24 00 Michael McDowell* Toyota Aaron's Dream Machine  184.758 51.830 -0.727
25 41 Reed Sorenson Dodge Polaroid 184.701 51.846 -0.743
26 42 Juan Montoya Dodge Wrigley's Juicy Fruit  184.619 51.869 -0.766
27 55 Michael Waltrip Toyota NAPA AUTO PARTS  184.619 51.869 -0.766
28 8 Aric Almirola Chevrolet U.S. Army  184.601 51.874 -0.771
29 01 Regan Smith* Chevrolet DEI / Principal Financial Group  184.452 51.916 -0.813
30 44 David Reutimann Toyota UPS / 134th Kentucky Derby  184.377 51.937 -0.834
31 16 Greg Biffle Ford American Red Cross / 3M  184.288 51.962 -0.859
32 26 Jamie McMurray Ford Crown Royal  184.048 52.030 -0.927
33 1 Martin Truex Jr. Chevrolet Bass Pro Shops / Tracker  184.019 52.038 -0.935
34 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge Cheerios / Betty Crocker  184.019 52.038 -0.935
35 7 P.J. Jones Dodge RVs.com 183.822 52.094 -0.991
36 5 Casey Mears Chevrolet CARQUEST / Kellogg's  183.751 52.114 -1.011
37 77 Sam Hornish Jr.* Dodge Mobil 1  183.744 52.116 -1.013
38 31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet AT&T Mobility  183.716 52.124 -1.021
39 29 Kevin Harvick+ Chevrolet Shell / Pennzoil  183.680 52.134 -1.031
40 38 David Gilliland+ Ford FreeCreditReport.com 183.589 52.160 -1.057
41 07 Clint Bowyer+ Chevrolet DIRECTV 183.522 52.179 -1.076
42 9 Kasey Kahne+ Dodge Budweiser 183.343 52.230 -1.127
43 40 Dario Franchitti* Dodge TUMS Quik Pak  185.115 51.730 -0.627

Did Not Qualify
44 22 Dave Blaney Toyota Caterpillar 184.943 51.778 -0.675
45 96 J.J. Yeley Toyota DLP HDTV  184.487 51.906 -0.803
46 34 John Andretti Chevrolet Taco Bell  183.793 52.102 -0.999

+ Set by Owner Points
* Denotes Rookie

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