Kasey Kahne on the Pole for NASCAR's Price Chopper 400

Kyle Brandt@@KBrandtMRSContributor IOctober 1, 2010

KANSAS CITY, KS - OCTOBER 01:  Kasey Kahne, driver of the #9 Budweiser Ford, signs the pole board after winning the pole position for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Price Chopper 400 on October 1, 2010 in Kansas City, Kansas.  (Photo by Jason Smith/Getty Images for NASCAR)
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Kasey Kahne will start on the pole for Sunday afternoon's Price Chopper 400 after qualifying with a speed of 176.644 MPH. This is Kasey's first pole at Kansas—the 19th of his career and third of the season.

Qualifying second was Paul Menard, who laid down a lap of 30.95 seconds with a speed of 174.469 MPH. Sunday will mark his best start ever at Kansas.

Two-time Kansas winner Jeff Gordon qualified third after laying down a lap of 30.96 seconds and a speed of 174.430 seconds and was the highest qualifying Chase driver.

Rounding out the top-five in qualifying is Joey Logano, who qualified fourth with a lap speed of 174.312 MPH, and Greg Biffle, who qualified fifth with a speed of 174.255 MPH.

Price Chopper 400 Starting Lineup:

  1. Kasey Kahne
  2. Paul Menard
  3. Jeff Gordon*
  4. Joey Logano
  5. Greg Biffle*
  6. Ryan Newman
  7. Juan Pablo Montoya
  8. Matt Kenseth*
  9. Kurt Busch*
  10. David Ragan
  11. Bill Elliott
  12. Denny Hamlin*
  13. Regan Smith
  14. Tony Stewart*
  15. Elliott Sadler
  16. David Reutimann
  17. Bobby Labonte
  18. Sam Hornish Jr.
  19. Kyle Busch*
  20. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  21. Jimmie Johnson*
  22. Jamie McMurray
  23. Jeff Burton*
  24. Kevin Harvick
  25. Martin Truex Jr.
  26. Brad Keselowski
  27. Clint Bowyer*
  28. Mark Martin
  29. Michael McDowell
  30. A.J. Allmendinger
  31. Carl Edwards*
  32. Marcos Ambrose
  33. Scott Speed
  34. Reed Sorenson
  35. Landon Cassill
  36. Patrick Carpentier
  37. Casey Mears
  38. David Gilliland
  39. J.J. Yeley
  40. Travis Kvapil
  41. Kevin Conway
  42. Tony Raines
  43. Dave Blaney

* Denotes Chase for the Sprint Cup Contender

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