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Points leader Johnson wins Phoenix pole

NASCAR Sprint Cup
Friday, November 07, 2008

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Jimmie Johnson
Jimmie Johnson won the pole Friday in qualifying for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Checker O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Phoenix International Raceway.

Johnson, who has won the last two Sprint Cup Series races held at the one-mile desert track, turned a lap of 134.725 mph in his Hendrick Motorsports Lowe's Chevrolet.

"This is one of our better tracks,” Johnson said. “I think history shows that Homestead’s been better for the Roush guys—so I want to leave here without using any points. If I get to 56 points and end up 162 ahead, right on. I mean that’s the ultimate goal. But the goal is to outrun (Carl Edwards), wherever that is.”

Jamie McMurray will start 2nd in his Ford.

Kurt Busch, David Reutimann and Dale Earnhardt Jr. rounded out the top five.

Ryan Newman, Jeff Gordon, Denny Hamlin, Paul Menard and Mark Martin completed the top 10 qualifiers.

Carl Edwards, who trails Johnson by 106 points in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship qualified 16th.

Results

POS

CAR DRIVER MAKE SPONSOR SPEED TIME BEHIND
1 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Lowe's 134.725 26.721 Leader
2 26 Jamie McMurray Ford IRWIN Industrial Tools 134.625 26.741 -0.020
3 2 Kurt Busch Dodge Miller Lite 134.529 26.760 -0.039
4 44 David Reutimann Toyota UPS 134.514 26.763 -0.042
5 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet AMP Energy / National Guard 134.108 26.844 -0.123
6 12 Ryan Newman Dodge Alltel 133.794 26.907 -0.186
7 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet DuPont 133.730 26.920 -0.199
8 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota FedEx Ground 133.685 26.929 -0.208
9 15 Paul Menard Chevrolet PEAK / Menards 133.591 26.948 -0.227
10 8 Mark Martin Chevrolet U.S. Army 133.482 26.970 -0.249
11 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Budweiser 133.412 26.984 -0.263
12 41 Reed Sorenson Dodge Target / AMP 133.378 26.991 -0.270
13 10 A.J. Allmendinger Dodge McDonald's 133.328 27.001 -0.280
14 18 Kyle Busch Toyota Pedigree 133.323 27.002 -0.281
15 99 Carl Edwards Ford Office Depot 133.304 27.006 -0.285
16 5 Casey Mears Chevrolet Cheez-It / CARQUEST 133.304 27.006 -0.285
17 66 Scott Riggs Chevrolet State Water Heaters 133.195 27.028 -0.307
18 347 Marcos Ambrose Toyota Little Debbie 133.171 27.033 -0.312
19 29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Shell / Pennzoil 133.151 27.037 -0.316
20 1 Martin Truex Jr. Chevrolet Bass Pro Shops / Tracker 132.993 27.069 -0.348
21 01 Regan Smith* Chevrolet DEI / Principal Financial Group 132.959 27.076 -0.355
22 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge Siemens 132.846 27.099 -0.378
23 22 Dave Blaney Toyota Bad Boy Mowers 132.846 27.099 -0.378
24 31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet AT&T Mobility 132.836 27.101 -0.380
25 55 Michael Waltrip Toyota NAPA AUTO PARTS 132.792 27.110 -0.389
26 42 Juan Montoya Dodge Texaco / Havoline 132.787 27.111 -0.390
27 7 Robby Gordon Dodge Jim Beam / Operation Homefront 132.690 27.131 -0.410
28 07 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet Jack Daniel's 132.636 27.142 -0.421
29 20 Tony Stewart Toyota The Home Depot 132.621 27.145 -0.424
30 6 David Ragan Ford AAA Insurance 132.567 27.156 -0.435
31 16 Greg Biffle Ford 3M / Red Cross 132.543 27.161 -0.440
32 96 Ken Schrader Toyota DLP HDTV 132.489 27.172 -0.451
33 77 Sam Hornish Jr.* Dodge Mobil 1 132.387 27.193 -0.472
34 17 Matt Kenseth Ford DEWALT 132.280 27.215 -0.494
35 45 Kyle Petty Dodge Wells Fargo 132.120 27.248 -0.527
36 83 Brian Vickers Toyota Red Bull 132.110 27.250 -0.529
37 109 Sterling Marlin Chevrolet Miccosukee Resort & Gaming 131.989 27.275 -0.554
38 84 Scott Speed Toyota Red Bull 131.926 27.288 -0.567
39 21 Bill Elliott Ford Little Debbie 131.873 27.299 -0.578
40 28 Travis Kvapil Ford All Sport 131.815 27.311 -0.590
41 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge Cheerios / Betty Crocker 131.776 27.319 -0.598
42 38 David Gilliland+ Ford Digital TV Transition - - -
43 70 Johnny Sauter Chevrolet Haas Automation 131.839 27.306 -0.585
Did Not Qualify
44 78 Joe Nemechek Chevrolet Furniture Row Racing - - -

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