Biffle grabs pole while 40 others break Darlington qualifying record

Updated: May 9, 2008, 10:32 PM ET
Associated Press

DARLINGTON, S.C. -- Greg Biffle was the fastest of 41 drivers who broke the qualifying record at Darlington Raceway and won the pole for Saturday night's Sprint Cup race. Biffle turned a lap of 179.442 miles per hour on a speedy new track surface. That topped the old record of 173.797 mph set in 1996.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. qualified second and Jimmie Johnson turned in the third-fastest time.


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