Darlington Raceway: Kasey Kahne Sets Record Lap and Wins Pole for SHOWTIME Southern 500/Starting Order

May 6, 2011 No Comments

Kasey Kahne earned his first pole of the 2011 season and broke the track record in doing so. Kahne ran a lap of 181.254 mph, besting the record set by Jamie McMurray last season (May 8, 2010).

The pole is the 21st of Kahne’s Sprint Cup career and fourth at Darlington Raceway. His last pole came in November 2010 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Ryan Newman will fill the front row for Saturday night’s SHOWTIME Southern 500. Denny Hamlin qualified third, followed by Carl Edwards and Jeff Gordon. Ambrose, Allmendinger, Vickers, Stewart and Brad Keselowski round out the top ten.

Three drivers failed to make the field: Andy Lally, Scott Riggs and Brian Keselowski.

Here is the full starting lineup for the SHOWTIME Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway, LIVE on FOX (7:30 PM EST):
1. Kasey Kahne
2. Ryan Newman
3. Denny Hamlin
4. Carl Edwards
5. Jeff Gordon
6. Marcos Ambrose
7. A.J. Allmendinger
8. Brian Vickers
9. Tony Stewart
10. Brad Keselowski
11. David Ragan
12. Jamie McMurray
13. Kevin Harvick
14. Kyle Busch
15. Bobby Labonte
16. Juan Pablo Montoya
17. Joey Logano
18. Paul Menard
19. Jimmie Johnson
20. Matt Kenseth
21. Travis Kvapil
22. Greg Biffle
23. Regan Smith
24. Jeff Burton
25. Kurt Busch
26. Landon Cassill
27. Clint Bowyer
28. Mark Martin
29. Martin Truex Jr.
30. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
31. J.J. Yeley
32. Casey Mears
33. TJ Bell
34. Mike Skinner
35. Tony Raines
36. David Reutimann
37. David Gilliland
38. David Stremme
39. Michael McDowell
40. Ken Schrader
41. Joe Nemechek
42. Dave Blaney
43. Robby Gordon

Tags: , , , , Coverage

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.