Allmendinger put Richard Petty's famous No. 43 on the pole - the first time since 1999 when John Andretti turned the trick at Phoenix - with a lap of 134.675 mph.
Scott Speed equaled his career best start after he qualified second for the fourth time in 47 starts with a lap of 134.373 mph.
Sam Hornish Jr. continued a strong qualifying effort for former open wheel drivers after he grabbed a career best start of third.
Marcos Ambrose and Dale Earnhardt Jr. rounded out the top five.
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