-- Rusty Wallace finally upstaged teammate Ryan Newman, winning the pole Friday night for the Nextel All-Star Challenge.
Wallace finished three laps and a pit stop with an average speed of 130.647 mph. Drivers had a minimum speed of 45 mph on the entry into the pits, with no limit on the exit, and eight of the 22 drivers were caught speeding on their stops.
Defending Nextel Cup champ Matt Kenseth was third, followed by Mark Martin and Tony Stewart.
"I was hoping we'd get a real good pit stop, and the guys busted off a good one," Wallace said. "We had a good first lap, and the boys knocked a 12.40 second pit stop. That was super killer, and the hot rod ran really great."
Newman, who has 21 poles in his four-year career, went out sixth and held the top spot for the next six cars. He averaged 130.347 on his run.
"Knowing Rusty, he wouldn't have run quite that hard if we weren't on the pole," Newman said. "I won't say it upsets me, but I'm not happy we're not number one."
Dale Earnhardt Jr. was one of the drivers penalized 20 seconds for going too fast on pit road, and he'll start 15th.
Dave Blaney, who's running only selected races for car owner Bill Davis in 2004, won the pole for the Nextel Open with a single lap of 185.058 mph. He was one of six Dodges in the top seven, edging Casey Mears.
The winner of the Open and another driver voted by the fans advance to the All-Star Challenge.
"That's a good feeling," Blaney said. "A part-time racer can come in here and do a little good."
Jamie McMurray and Jeremy Mayfield followed Mears, with the Chevrolet of Ward Burton fifth.
Racing Note: The all-star race won't have Bill Elliott in the field for only the second time ever.
Elliott, who won the event in 1986, the only year it wasn't held at Lowe's Motor Speedway, is running a partial schedule this season for Evernham Motorsports. He has made only two official starts this season -- he ran the Budweiser Shootout in Daytona -- with a best finish of 20th at Las Vegas.