Reporters kept asking him about the surrounding controversy about how he's getting so much better fuel mileage than the rest of the teams, but he refused to really talk about the subject.
Jeff Gordon will start beside of Newman and Gordon teammate Jimmy Johnson will start behind Jeff Gordon in 3rd.
Bill Elliott and Kevin Lepage round out the top 5.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. who is third in the standing will start 11th.
Ward Burton who was released form BDR and will drive the Net Zero Pontiac in two weeks had to take a provisional and start 38th.
Failed to Qualify