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Juan Pablo Montoya draws pole

Updated: August 4, 2012, 7:15 PM ET
Associated Press

LONG POND, Pa. -- Juan Pablo Montoya's contribution to the NASCAR highlight reel so far this season was his crash into a jet dryer in the season-opening Daytona 500.

Montoya finally had a bright spot that didn't involve explosions and raging fuel fires.

He turned a lap of 176.043 mph Saturday to win the pole at Pocono Raceway. The winless Montoya won his first pole since April 2011 in Richmond, Va. He hasn't won a race since Aug. 8, 2010 at Watkins Glen.

The pole was a needed ...

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