Gordon Captures The Pole For The Bank of America 500

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(photo courtesy Leon Hammack)

For any of “the contenders”, a win is very vital in their shot at winning the 2010 Sprint Cup championship.  Jeff Gordon took a step in the right direction by securing the pole for Saturday nights Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

“This is a little, small momentum and a boost of confidence,” Gordon said.

It was the first pole of the season for Gordon, who is fourth in points, 85 behind leader and Hendrick Motorsports teammate, Jimmie Johnson. It was his 69th career pole.

“This was huge and a huge shock,” Gordon said. “We just have not qualified well this year.”  He said he was shocked because his car was horrible during practice held before qualifying.  “We were going to be happy if we were in the top 15,” Gordon said. “I thought for sure a half dozen guys were going to beat us.”

Here is the starting lineup for Saturday night’s Bank of America 500.

Twelve drivers, now six races, one championship, who will be the last man standing?


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