Kasey Kahne, driver of the #5 HendrickCars.com Chevrolet, signs the wall after qualifying for the pole position in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Good Sam Roadside Assistance 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 6, 2012 in Talladega, Alabama. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
By: Toby Christie – Follow on Twitter @Tobalical
Kasey Kahne may not have had his best race last week in Dover (round three of the Chase), but he is quickly putting that 15th-place finish out of his mind. Saturday morning he ran a lap of 191.445 mph, which was quick enough to secure his third pole position of the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season.
Don’t expect Kahne to relax following this pole run, he knows starting up front guarantees nothing at Talladega Superspeedway.
“It means I’m going to start first (laughs), that’s it. I think it means I will try to lead the first lap and just try to get that extra bonus point. If we are up there we might as well stay there and try to lead the most laps if ...