Gordon's lap of 127.597 mph Friday was the fastest of the first 27 cars on
the track, but a thunderstorm caused a delay of over an hour before qualifying
Mark Martin came closest to knocking Gordon off the pole, turning a lap of
127.588 mph to share the front row for Saturday night's Sharpie 500.
Michael Waltrip, Mike Skinner and Kurt Busch completed the top five. Dale
Earnhardt Jr. who 2nd in points starts 9th and points
leader Matt Kenseth is 10th.
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