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Johnson wins 2nd pole in row

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September 28, 2007

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Jimmie Johnson turned a lap of 175.063 mph in his Lowe's Chevrolet to earn the top spot for Sunday's third race in the Chase for the NEXTEL Cup at Kansas Motor Speedway. It was Johnson's third Bud Pole of the season and second straight after earning the top spot last week in Dover.

"I was really unhappy with my lap," Johnson said. "I thought we were in big trouble. One, I didn't think we had run that fast, then when I heard the time I didn't think we'd stay there."

"Maybe I am glad that it didn't drive well. I would have been 30th or something like that."

Ryan Newman had qualified outside the front row in the ALLTEL Dodge, but the car was found to be too low in post-qualifying inspection. Newman will start 43rd in Sunday's race.

The top five was rounded out by Matt Kenseth, Scott Riggs, Jeff Gordon and Denny Hamlin.

“It was a good lap. Robbie [Reiser, crew chief] and Chip [Bolin, engineer] and all these guys on the DeWalt team have been doing a great job, and made some good adjustments for qualifying. We were just a little bit tight, but that was a really good lap for us. We got a good draw, too, but that’ll be a good spot to start for Sunday.”

Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Greg Biffle, Kyle Busch and Martin Truex, Jr. and Clint Bowyer completed the first ten qualifiers.

Four drivers failed to qualify for Sunday's race: A.J. Allmendinger, Ward Burton, Brian Vickers and Jon Wood.

Sunday's LifeLock 400 will take the green flag at 2 p.m. ET.

Results

POS CAR DRIVER MAKE SPONSOR SPEED TIME BEHIND
1 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Lowe's 175.063 30.846 Leader
2 17 Matt Kenseth Ford DEWALT 174.283 30.984 -0.138
3 10 Scott Riggs Dodge Valvoline / Stanley Tools 173.964 31.041 -0.195
4 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet DuPont 173.695 31.089 -0.243
5 11 Denny Hamlin Chevrolet FedEx Freight 173.684 31.091 -0.245
6 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet Budweiser 173.633 31.100 -0.254
7 16 Greg Biffle Ford Aflac 173.617 31.103 -0.257
8 5 Kyle Busch Chevrolet CARQUEST / Kellogg's 173.483 31.127 -0.281
9 1 Martin Truex Jr. Chevrolet Bass Pro Shops / Tracker 173.455 31.132 -0.286
10 07 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet Jack Daniel's 173.338 31.153 -0.307
11 55 Michael Waltrip Toyota NAPA Auto Parts 172.983 31.217 -0.371
12 2 Kurt Busch Dodge Miller Lite 172.916 31.229 -0.383
13 44 Dale Jarrett Toyota UPS 172.756 31.258 -0.412
14 41 Reed Sorenson Dodge Target / Lysol 172.623 31.282 -0.436
15 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge Dodge Dealers / UAW 172.557 31.294 -0.448
16 25 Casey Mears Chevrolet National Guard / GMAC 172.463 31.311 -0.465
17 29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Shell / Pennzoil 172.458 31.312 -0.466
18 6 David Ragan* Ford AAA Insurance 172.436 31.316 -0.470
19 20 Tony Stewart Chevrolet Ryobi Lithium / Home Depot 172.386 31.325 -0.479
20 26 Jamie McMurray Ford Crown Royal 172.353 31.331 -0.485
21 42 Juan Montoya* Dodge Texaco / Havoline 172.062 31.384 -0.538
22 38 David Gilliland Ford M&M's 172.046 31.387 -0.541
23 15 Paul Menard* Chevrolet Johns Manville / Menards 171.734 31.444 -0.598
24 78 Joe Nemechek Chevrolet Furniture Row Racing 171.717 31.447 -0.601
25 00 David Reutimann* Toyota Dominos.com 171.576 31.473 -0.627
26 36 Jeremy Mayfield Toyota 360 OTC 171.576 31.473 -0.627
27 99 Carl Edwards Ford Office Depot 171.467 31.493 -0.647
28 49 John Andretti Dodge LifeLock 171.450 31.496 -0.650
29 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Dodge Dealers / UAW 171.439 31.498 -0.652
30 70 Johnny Sauter Chevrolet Yellow Trans. 171.434 31.499 -0.653
31 18 J.J. Yeley Chevrolet Interstate Batteries 171.429 31.500 -0.654
32 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge Cheerios / Betty Crocker 171.287 31.526 -0.680
33 45 Kyle Petty Dodge Wells Fargo 171.119 31.557 -0.711
34 31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet AT&T Mobility 171.016 31.576 -0.730
35 21 Ken Schrader Ford Little Debbie 170.989 31.581 -0.735
36 40 David Stremme Dodge Energizer e2 Lithium 170.428 31.685 -0.839
37 66 Jeff Green+ Chevrolet Garmin / Best Buy 169.956 31.773 -0.927
38 88 Kenny Wallace+ Ford Snickers 169.492 31.860 -1.014
39 01 Mark Martin+ Chevrolet U.S. Army 169.449 31.868 -1.022
40 96 Tony Raines+ Chevrolet DLP HDTV 169.253 31.905 -1.059
41 7 Robby Gordon+ Ford Camping World / Winegard - - -
42 12 Ryan Newman+ Dodge ALLTEL 174.893 30.876 -0.030
43 22 Dave Blaney Toyota Caterpillar 171.113 31.558 -0.712
    Did Not Qualify
44 84 A.J. Allmendinger* Toyota Red Bull 170.946 31.589 -0.743
45 4 Ward Burton Chevrolet Lucas Oil / State Water Heaters 170.859 31.605 -0.759
46 83 Brian Vickers Toyota Red Bull 170.331 31.703 -0.857
47 147 Jon Wood Ford Little Debbie Nutty Bars 170.309 31.707 -0.861

+ Set by Owner Points
* Denotes Rookie

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