Richmond International Raceway: Juan Pablo Montoya Wins Pole for the Matthew and Daniel Hansen 400

April 29, 2011 1 Comment

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Juan Pablo Montoya picked up his second pole of the 2011 season and his seventh career pole with a lap of 128.639 mph. Montoya continues the hunt for his first career Sprint Cup series win on an oval track.

“It was good and I am really happy” Montoya said, “We were faster in the second practice and we matched it in qualifying and I am pretty excited about it to be honest.”

Regan Smith was sitting on the pole (128.382 mph) before Montoya knocked him off. Smith continues his search for his first career Sprint Cup pole but will have to settle for second – the best qualifying effort of his career.

Clint Bowyer qualified third with Kasey Kahne and Mark Martin rounding out the top five.

Brian Keselowski – who was making his return to NASCAR after emergency gallbladder surgery – was the only drive which failed to make Saturday night’s race.

Here is the full line-up for the Matthew and Daniel Hansen 400- Presented by Crown Royal:
1. Juan Pablo Montoya
2. Regan Smith
3. Clint Bowyer
4. Kasey Kahne
5. Mark Martin
6. Jeff Gordon
7. Brad Keselowski
8. Carl Edwards
9. Joey Logano
10. Paul Menard
11. Denny Hamlin
12. Kevin Harvick
13. Ryan Newman
14. Bobby Labonte
15. Casey Mears
16. David Stremme
17. Jamie McMurray
18. AJ Allmendinger
19. David Reutimann
20. Kyle Busch
21. Martin Truex Jr.
22. Michael McDowell
23. Greg Biffle
24. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
25. Jeff Burton
26. Joe Nemechek
27. David Ragan
28. Travis Kvapil
29. Dave Blaney
30. Jimmie Johnson
31. Tony Stewart
32. Mike Skinner
33. Matt Kenseth
34. Landon Cassill
35. Marcos Ambrose
36. Kurt Busch
37. Brian Vickers
38. Ken Schrader
39. David Gilliland
40. Andy Lally
41. JJ Yeley
42. Tony Raines
43. Robby Gordon

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One Comments to “Richmond International Raceway: Juan Pablo Montoya Wins Pole for the Matthew and Daniel Hansen 400”
  1. Lauri Moss says:

    You gonna get me some stats this week?

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