Saturday, November 14, 2015

Jimmie Johnson takes Phoenix pole with track record

Jimmie Johnson looks very fast this weekend so far.
Phoenix Qualifying Notes: 
* Jimmie Johnson won the Coors Light Pole Award for the 28th Annual Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 with a track qualifying record lap of 25.147 seconds, 143.158 mph. The previous record was set by Joey Logano in November 2014 (25.327 sec/142.141 mph).
* This is his 34th pole in 506 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.
* This is his first pole and 19th top-10 start in 2015. Johnson's last pole came in May 2014 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, 58 races ago.
* This is his third pole in 25 races at Phoenix International Raceway.
* Kurt Busch (second) posted his 19th top-10 start of 2015 and his 17th in 26 races at Phoenix International Raceway.
* Dale Earnhardt Jr. (third) posted his sixth top-10 start at Phoenix International Raceway. It is his 12th in 35 races this season.

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