Montoya wins 7th career pole, 1st at Richmond

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Juan Pablo Montoya took the pole Friday for the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Richmond International Raceway on Saturday night, turning a fast lap at 128.639 mph on the 0.75-mile oval.

Montoya earned his second No. 1 starting spot of the season and the first of his career on a short track.

Regan Smith qualified second, the best starting spot of his career, at 128.352 mph.

Clint Bowyer was third, followed by Kasey Kahne, Mark Martin, Jeff Gordon, Brad Keselowski, points leader Carl Edwards, Joey Logano and Paul Menard.

Qualifying was held prior to the NASCAR Nationwide Series race under the lights at RIR.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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