Kasey Kahne won the pole for Sunday's AdvoCare 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway with a lap of 29.775 seconds (186.196 mph). It was his 22nd career pole and third at the speedway.
"It was definitely not a perfect lap, but it was a little better than what everyone else did," Kahne said.
Clint Bowyer will start outside the front row after turning a lap in 29.819 seconds (185.922 mph).
"She was loose – holy cow, it was a handful," Bowyer said with a huge grin. "But it was a fun lap."
Kyle Busch will start third with a lap of 29.832 seconds (185.841 mph).
"It was just a little too loose all through the whole lap, but especially on corner exits," Busch said. "I just couldn't get the throttle down the way I needed to (in order) to get myself going on down the straightaway."
Unadilla (Ga.) native David Ragan qualified 19th and Alpharetta's Joey Logano will start the race 24th.
David Starr will represent race sponsor AdvoCare by starting from the final position in Sunday's race. Failing to qualify were Tony Raines, David Stremme, Geoffrey Bodine and TJ Bell.
Great seats are still available for Sunday's AdvoCare 500. For tickets or more information call the Atlanta Motor Speedway ticket office at (877) 9-AMS-TIX, (770) 946-4211 or visit www.atlantamotorspeedway.com