History was made this afternoon at Loudon New Hampshire, when Dave Blaney the driver of the number 22 Bill Davis Racing Toyota Camry took Toyota’s first ever pole position in the NASCAR Nextel Cup series, in Toyota’s first year in the Nextel Cup series..
"The first pole for Toyota and, hopefully, that’s one step in a lot of successful days as far as poles and wins and the whole thing,” Blaney said. "I think we’ve been making some progress in getting some speed out of the cars; I think all the Toyota teams have." said Blaney.
Blaney ran early in qualifying, setting a best speed of 129.437 mph, and then had to wait while the rest of the field one by one took a shot at beating his lap time to take the coveted pole position away from him, however noone was able to beat Blaneys time, so he will line up in first position for sundays race, ahead of Kyle Bush, Reed Sorenson, Johnny Sauter and Ex Formula One, and last weeks race winner, Jaun Pablo Montoya.