Vickers Takes Pole for California

Brian Vickers earned his second Nextel Cup Series Bud Pole of the season Friday, taking the top starting spot for Sunday's Pop Secret 500 at Fontana.

Vickers toured the 2-mile oval in 38.417 seconds at a speed of 187.417 miles per hour. Jeremy Mayfield was second at 38.634/186.364.

Bill Elliott, Kurt Busch and Kasey Kahne rounded out the top five.