DARLINGTON, S.C. - Sprint Cup points leader Greg Biffle won his second career pole at Darlington Raceway, sweeping past the Hendrick Motorsports duo of Jimmie Johnson and Kasey Kahne to start up front for the Southern 500.

Biffle won this race in 2005 and 2006, the first two years that Darlington's event was moved to Mother's Day weekend. Biffle was the next-to-last to hit the track for qualifying with a speed of 180.257 m.p.h. and pushed past Johnson and Kahne - who each finished with identical speeds of 179.556 m.p.h.

Danica Patrick had the 38th fastest time in her second career Sprint Cup event.


DARLINGTON, S.C. - Joey Logano pushed leader Elliott Sadler into the wall on a late restart and then held off Denny Hamlin down the stretch to win the Nationwide Series race Friday at Darlington.

Carroll Shelby, 89, dies

DALLAS - Carroll Shelby, the legendary car designer and champion auto racer who built the fabled Shelby Cobra sports car and injected testosterone into Ford's Mustang and Chrysler's Viper, has died. He was 89.

Doctors have not released a cause of death.

"We are all deeply saddened, and feel a tremendous sense of loss for Carroll's family, ourselves and the entire automotive industry," said Joe Conway, president of Carroll Shelby International Inc. and board member.

"There has been no one like Carroll Shelby and never will be."