Saturday, March 21, 2009

Rookie Gaughan Holds Off Busch for the Pole

Brendan Gaughan held off Kyle Busch to snag his first pole since 2003 and his first Nationwide pole ever. In his first time out at the Bristol Motor Speedway, the rookie put together two impressive laps to gain the coveted starting spot.

At the end of his run, Gaughan seemed to know he had the time to beat, even though some tough competitors were still to come. He punctuated his qualifying run with a "Woo Hoo!" and a big fist pump before getting out of his Chevy Impala.

Driving for Rusty Wallace Racing, Gaughan is currently fourth in Nationwide Series points. He'll be leading Carl Edwards, Jason Keller, Kyle Busch and Kelly Bires to the green flag at 2:30 this afternoon.

The group that failed to make today's race include Stanton Barrett, Kertus Davis, Brian Keselowski, Mark Green, Mike Harmon, Dennis Setzer and Brad Teague.

Way to go Brendan!

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