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Almirola Claims NASCAR Pole For Sunday Night

Last updated on Friday, May 25, 2012

(CHARLOTTE, NC) - Aric Almirola has the pole for Sunday night’s Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Almirola's speed of 192.940 miles per hour was more than a mile an hour faster than that of Marcos Ambrose, who will start on the outside of the front row.

Jimmie Johnson and Sprint Cup points leader Greg Biffle make up Row Two.

Ryan Newman was the top qualifier among the Indiana contingent and will start 16th with Tony Stewart going off 21st, Jeff Gordon starting 23rd and David Stremme qualifying 35th quick. Danica Patrick made the field on owners' points and will start 40th.

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