Casey Mears won the second Busch series pole of his career, earning the top starting position in qualifying Thursday night for the SpongeBob 300. Mears ran a lap at 183.014 mph around Charlotte Motor Speedway to put his Dodge on the front row. His only other pole was last month in California, and he had a career-best second-place finish in the race. Robby Gordon qualified second in a Chevrolet with a lap at 181.910 mph. Greg Biffle was third in a Ford and Jamie McMurray fourth in a Dodge, putting Nextel Cup regulars in the top four spots.
Pos. Car Driver Make Sponsor Speed Time Behind
1 #41 Casey Mears Dodge Discount Tire 183.014 29.506 Leader
2 #55 Robby Gordon Chevrolet Fruit of the Loom 181.910 29.685 -0.179
3 #60 Greg Biffle Ford Charter Communications 181.824 29.699 -0.193
4 #66 Jamie McMurray Dodge Duraflame 181.500 29.752 -0.246
5 #00 Blake Feese Chevrolet Haas Automation 181.360 29.775 -0.269
6 #88 Joe Nemechek Chevrolet Cellular One 181.305 29.784 -0.278
7 #20 Mike Bliss Chevrolet Rockwell Automation 181.105 29.817 -0.311
8 #21 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Reese's/RCR 35th Anniv. 181.099 29.818 -0.312
9 #8 Martin Truex Jr. Chevrolet Bass Pro Shops 180.935 29.845 -0.339
10 #46 Ashton Lewis Chevrolet Lewis Motorsports 180.711 29.882 -0.376
11 #38 Kasey Kahne Dodge Great Clips 180.662 29.890 -0.384
12 #33 Clint Bowyer* Chevrolet Kevin Harvick, Inc. 180.487 29.919 -0.413
13 #17 Matt Kenseth Ford Alka-Seltzer Plus 180.457 29.924 -0.418
14 #23 Kenny Wallace Chevrolet Stacker 2 180.349 29.942 -0.436
15 #82 Dave Blaney Chevrolet Goulds Pumps 180.331 29.945 -0.439
16 #18 Bobby Labonte Chevrolet Banquet Foods 180.319 29.947 -0.441
17 #43 Aaron Fike Dodge Ollie's Bargain Outlet 180.288 29.952 -0.446
18 #5 Kyle Busch* Chevrolet Lowe's/SpongeBob Square/Pants 180.240 29.960 -0.454
19 #22 Jason Keller Ford Nestle Toll House 179.898 30.017 -0.511
20 #48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet SpongeBob SquarePants 179.760 30.040 -0.534
21 #25 Mike McLaughlin Ford U.S. Marines 179.718 30.047 -0.541
22 #47 Robert Pressley Ford Clorox/Wisk 179.551 30.075 -0.569
23 #12 Tim Fedewa Chevrolet Hot Tamales 179.503 30.083 -0.577
24 #126 Mark Green Chevrolet lovefifi.com 179.295 30.118 -0.612
25 #74 Jimmy Spencer Chevrolet Outdoor Channel 179.241 30.127 -0.621
26 #87 Boston Reid Chevrolet NEMCO Motorsports 179.170 30.139 -0.633
27 #2 Ron Hornaday Chevrolet ACDelco/RCR 35th Anniv. 179.164 30.140 -0.634
28 #35 Wally Dallenbach Ford Mr. Clean AutoDry Carwash 179.152 30.142 -0.636
29 #332 David Stremme Dodge TrimSpa 178.820 30.198 -0.692
30 #91 Stanton Barrett Chevrolet AmericInn Lodging Systems 178.695 30.219 -0.713
31 #1 Sterling Marlin Dodge Miccosukee Gaming & Resorts 178.684 30.221 -0.715
32 #44 Justin Labonte Dodge U.S. Coast Guard 178.442 30.262 -0.756
33 #37 David Green Chevrolet Timber Wolf 178.389 30.271 -0.765
34 #99 Michael Waltrip Chevrolet Aaron's 177.936 30.348 -0.842
35 #59 Stacy Compton Ford Kingsford/Bush's Beans 177.924 30.350 -0.844
36 #31 Randy LaJoie Ford Whelen Engineering 177.795 30.372 -0.866
37 #27 Johnny Sauter Chevrolet Kleenex 177.620 30.402 -0.896
38 #49 Derrike Cope Ford Advil Liqui-Gels 177.527 30.418 -0.912
Provisional
39 #14 Casey Atwood Chevrolet Navy "Accelerate Your Life" 177.235 30.468 -0.962
40 #4 Mike Wallace Ford GEICO/Sportclips 177.381 30.443 -0.937
41 #02 Hermie Sadler Chevrolet Zapf Creation 174.255 30.989 -1.483
42 #72 Kevin Lepage Chevrolet Vector Security 173.094 31.197 -1.691
43 #24 Steve Grissom Chevrolet Global Industrial Contractors 175.610 30.750 -1.244
 
Did not Qualify
44 #111 Paul Menard* Chevrolet Menards/Moen 177.381 30.443 -0.937
45 #104 Eric McClure Chevrolet Morgan-McClure 177.101 30.491 -0.985
46 #0 Kertus Davis Chevrolet Virtual Stock Car/Americard Exchg 176.534 30.589 -1.083
47 #51 Kenny Hendrick Dodge Ware Racing Enterprises 176.447 30.604 -1.098
48 #52 Brad Teague Ford Means-Jenkins Motorsports 175.604 30.751 -1.245
49 #10 Gus Wasson Chevrolet Virtual Stock Car/Americard Exchg 174.261 30.988 -1.482
50 #77 Jimmy Kitchens Ford Moy Racing 173.706 31.087 -1.581
51 #6 Scott Lynch Dodge Country Crock Spread 172.122 31.373 -1.867
52 #263 Jimmy Henderson Chevrolet JB Steel & Precast 171.374 31.510 -2.004
53 #39 Tina Gordon Ford Yahoo!/Vassarette/Microtel 166.801 32.374 -2.868
54 #136 Travis Geisler* Chevrolet DCT Motorsports - - -
55 #141 Brian Sockwell Chevrolet Reary Racing 175.553 30.760 -1.254
56 #203 Robby Benton Ford MAC Tools 177.235 30.468 -0.962
57 #162 Larry Hollenbeck Chevrolet SWAT Fitness Club - - -
* Denotes Rookie