HOMESTEAD, Fla. - Only five weeks into his new job, Kasey Kahne won his
first pole with Red Bull Racing Team. His 176.904-mph lap topped the scoring
tower late in Friday's qualifying session for his fourth pole of the season,
second at Homestead-Miami Speedway
and 20th of his career.
Earlier in the day, the No. 83 Red Bull
Toyota was seventh in the opening
practice and Kahne knew he had
something for the pole.
"It feels good to be able to have a good
weekend. Those guys came down and
seemed like they had a lot of confidence
and have really done a nice job since we
started practice," Kahne said. "We just
went out and did the best job we could.
We had a good qualifying run and
hopefully we can do the same on
Kahne's lap gave the team its eighth pole
in four Sprint Cup seasons - Brian
Vickers won the first in 2008 and six in
2009. It also ensures that a Red Bull
Toyota will occupy the front row for a third straight race at Homestead -
Scott Speed started second in 2008 and '09.
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