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McMurray tops after California qualifying

Updated: February 20, 2010, 10:58 AM ET
Associated Press

FONTANA, Calif. -- Jamie McMurray has gone from winning the Daytona 500 to sitting on the pole in California.

After a whirlwind week of appearances and interviews as the champion of NASCAR's season opener and biggest race, McMurray got back into the cockpit of his No. 1 Chevrolet on Friday and qualified first with a lap of 183.744 mph at the two-mile superspeedway.

"I am so amazed at the week I've had, and then to come here to be able to be on the pole," McMurray said. "I really ...

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