|Jeff Gordon grabs his first Las Vegas pole|
Gordon, who is racing in his final Sprint Cup season before retiring, broke the track record at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Friday during qualifying, clocking in at 194.679 mph. That speed demolished the mark set last year by Joey Logano at 193.278 mph and gives Gordon the pole for Sunday's Kobalt Tools 400.
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"The last couple of weeks have been hard on the guys," Gordon told FoxSports after qualifying. "I think Alan (crew chief Alan Gustafson) especially, but all the guys have put so much effort into our race team. You want to start each season good and to be 36th or 40th or wherever we are in points has been tough. But nobody's given up."
Logano was fastest after the first round of qualifying at 193.092 mph and will start outside Gordon on Sunday when the green flag drops.
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