Friday June 27, 2008
LOUDON, N.H. (AP) -- Rookie Patrick Carpentier has his first NASCAR Sprint Cup pole, after qualifying first today at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The Canadian was among the drivers who had to wait out a nearly two-hour rain delay before getting a shot at qualifying for
Sunday's Lenox Industrial Tools 301.
He clinched his first pole on an oval track with a fast lap of
129.776. Carpentier's last pole came in a Champ Car in 2004 on the
road course in Laguna Seca, California. Bobby Labonte will start on the outside of row one after a lap of 129.059. Series points leader Kyle Busch wound up 27th overall.
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