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Vickers edges Kyle Busch for pole

Updated: June 21, 2009, 1:19 AM ET
Associated Press

SONOMA, Calif. -- There was little celebrating at Red Bull Racing after Brian Vickers won his second consecutive pole.

Instead, team management was busy securing a deal to get rookie Scott Speed in the field.

Vickers claimed the top starting spot with a strong run Friday through the road course at Infineon Raceway, but his teammate missed the race when Speed ran off the course in Turn 10 and failed to qualify.

"What do they say, 'It's the thrill of victory, the agony of defeat?' ...

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