Kasey Kahne captured the pole starting position for Sunday’s Goody’s Fast Relief 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway by turning a 19.496-second lap in the No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet during qualifying on Saturday at the track. He was the only driver to post a lap time under 19.5 seconds.
“it was a really solid lap,” Kahne said. “The team did a good job yesterday. We didn’t have the most speed yesterday, but I felt like the car was balanced really well. I felt pretty stable going around the track. It was the same in qualifying today.”
Chevrolet claimed both front row starting positions, with Kevin Harvick taking the second spot with a lap time of 19.512 seconds from behind he wheel of the No. 29 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet.
“We were a little bit too loose,” Harvick said. “All in all, the car turned really well, and that is really what we’ve been fighting so we fixed that problem. I don’t believe that I had to let out of the gas much, but it w