Friday, April 8, 2005 – Scott Riggs captures the first pole of his career in NASCAR’s premier series, earning the No. 1 spot at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway. His lap speed of 96.671 mph in the No. 10 Chevrolet fielded by MB2 Motorsports was good enough to push Ryan Newman, previously fastest, into the No. 2 slot for the Advance Auto Parts 500.
• Riggs’ pole came in his 41st start in the series. He had already won poles in the Busch and Truck Series before his Martinsville Cup effort.
• Although he started on the pole, Riggs failed to lead a lap in that weekend’s race, eventually finishing 21st. He won two more poles the following year and ended his Cup career with a total of three.