Kahne powers to record Pocono pole
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"Just a great job by the team," said Kahne. You know it's Ray Evernham's second (pole winning) week in a row."
The front row will be extremely inexperienced as another rookie,
It is just the second time that rookies have swept the front row in a Nextel Cup race.
Row two consists of
Stewart, the defending Pocono 500 champion who has grabbed eight top-10 finishes in 10 races at Pocono, will begin the race in the eighth position.
"Pocono is a unique race track, and it always presents a challenge to teams," said
Series points leader
Qualifying is important on the 2.5-mile tri-oval. Thirty-eight of 52 events (73.07%) have been won from the first five rows on the starting grid.
There have been eight different race winners in the last eight races at Pocono.
The event is scheduled to begin on Sunday at 1 p.m. (et).