Juan Pablo Montoya wins pole at Pocono

Juan Pablo Montoya driver of the No. 42 Target Chevrolet qualified on the pole for the Pennsylvania 400 at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. It is his first pole of the 2012 racing season. It also guarantees him a spot in next seasons Daytona Shootout.  His lap time was 51.124.

Montoya has four top tens and one top five in his career at Pocono. He has never won at an oval, but track position means a lot at this race track so starting on the pole only helps and maybe it will be Montoya in victory lane.  He currently sits 21st in  points.

Denny Hamlin qualified second, followed by Paul Menard, Kasey Khane and Marcus Ambrose.

Starting Grid for tomorrows Pennsylvania 400:

1 Juan Montoya Chevrolet Target 176.043 51.124 Leader
2 Denny Hamlin Toyota FedEx Ground 175.795 51.196 -0.072
3 Paul Menard Chevrolet Menards / Serta 175.627 51.245 -0.121
4 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet Farmers Insurance 175.439 51.300 -0.176
5 Marcos Ambrose Ford Stanley 175.432 51.302 -0.178
6 Kurt Busch Chevrolet Phoenix Construction Services 175.339 51.329 -0.205
7 Matt Kenseth Ford Zest 175.169 51.379 -0.255
8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet Diet Mountain Dew / AMP Energy / National Guard 175.131 51.390 -0.266
9 Ryan Newman Chevrolet Haas Automation / Quicken Loans 175.097 51.400 -0.276
10 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Lowe’s 175.067 51.409 -0.285
11 Regan Smith Chevrolet Furniture Row / Farm American 175.036 51.418 -0.294
12 Greg Biffle Ford 3M 174.964 51.439 -0.315
13 Aric Almirola Ford Automotive Lift Institute 174.805 51.486 -0.362
14 Joey Logano Toyota The Home Depot 174.795 51.489 -0.365
15 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota NAPA Auto Parts 174.618 51.541 -0.417
16 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet Bass Pro Shops / Allstate 174.561 51.558 -0.434
17 Carl Edwards Ford Fastenal 174.432 51.596 -0.472
18 Mark Martin Toyota Aaron’s Dream Machine 174.419 51.600 -0.476
19 Clint Bowyer Toyota 5-hour Energy 174.314 51.631 -0.507
20 Kyle Busch Toyota M&M’s 174.277 51.642 -0.518
21 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Budweiser 174.213 51.661 -0.537
22 Landon Cassill Toyota Burger King / Dr Pepper 174.162 51.676 -0.552
23 Jeff Burton Chevrolet Enersys / Odyssey Battery 173.920 51.748 -0.624
24 David Reutimann Chevrolet TMone.com 173.571 51.852 -0.728
25 Sam Hornish Jr. Dodge Shell / Pennzoil 173.524 51.866 -0.742
26 David Gilliland Ford ModSpace 173.410 51.900 -0.776
27 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet Drive to End Hunger 173.300 51.933 -0.809
28 Tony Stewart Chevrolet Office Depot “Back to School” 173.197 51.964 -0.840
29 Casey Mears Ford GEICO 172.864 52.064 -0.940
30 Mike Bliss Toyota Plinker Tactical 172.619 52.138 -1.014
31 Brad Keselowski Dodge Miller Lite 172.371 52.213 -1.089
32 David Ragan Ford Taco Bell 172.038 52.314 -1.190
33 Scott Riggs Chevrolet North Texas Pipe 171.917 52.351 -1.227
34 Josh Wise* Ford MDS Transport 171.913 52.352 -1.228
35 J.J. Yeley Chevrolet Max Q Motorsports 171.808 52.384 -1.260
36 David Stremme Toyota Inception Motorsports 171.638 52.436 -1.312
37 Travis Kvapil Toyota Burger King / Dr Pepper 171.246 52.556 -1.432
38 Joe Nemechek Toyota AM / FM Energy Wood & Pellet Stoves 170.804 52.692 -1.568
39 Bobby Labonte Toyota Scott Products 170.658 52.737 -1.613
40 Reed Sorenson Ford Plinker Tactical 170.581 52.761 -1.637
41 Jason White+ Ford Zaxby’s 167.876 53.611 -2.487
42 Tony Raines+ Chevrolet @TMone / CRM Hiring Veterans
43 Mike Skinner Ford TRAQM.com 170.516 52.781 -1.657

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