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Jamie McMurray Wins Pole for Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway

June 21st, 2014 at 5:39 PM
By Mark Eddinger
Jamie McMurray won the pole for the Toyota/Save Mart 350 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Sonoma Raceway on Saturday for his first pole of the 2014 season and his tenth of his career. It is the third pole for McMurray at the road course and second year in a row.
 
'Jamie McMurray' photo (c) 2010, Mike Kalasnik - license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/
 
He edged out AJ Allmendinger with 40 seconds left in the 10 minute Round 2 of knockout qualifying with a new track record time. Rookie Kyle Larson will start third with Carl Edwards fourth, Kurt Busch fifth, Kevin Harvick sixth, Ryan Newman seventh, Brian Vickers eighth, Paul Menard ninth, Joey Logano tenth, Danica Patrick 11th, and Casey Mears 12th. Those 12 drivers made the the final session to run for the pole.
 
The rest of the field did not make it out of the 30 minute Round 1.
 
Brad Keselowski will start 13th, Matt Kenseth 14th, Jeff Gordon 15th, Denny Hamlin 16th, Dale Earnhardt Jr 17th, Martin Truex Jr 18th, Greg Biffle 19th, and Kyle Busch 20th. Tony Stewart will start 21st, Jimmie Johnson 22nd, Marcos Ambrose 23rd, Ricky Stenhouse Jr 24th, Clint Bowyer 25th, Austin Dillon 26th, David Gilliland 27th, Michael McDowell 28th, Aric Almirola 29th, and Kasey Kahne 30th. David Ragan will start 31st, Cole Whitt 32nd, Josh Wise 33rd, Ryan Truex 34th, Justin Allgaier 35th, and Alex Kennedy 36th. Timmy Hill was 37th but Landon Cassill will drive the car tomorrow, Alex Bowman was 38th, David Mayhew was 39th but JJ Yeley will drive the car tomorrow, and Reed Sorenson was 40th. Rounding out the field was Boris Said in 41st, Michael Annett 42nd, and Tomy Drissi 43rd. Cassill and Yeley will have to start from the back.
 
The Toyota Save/Mart 350 can be seen Sunday at 3 p.m. ET on TNT.
Tags: AJ Allmendinger, Brian Vickers, Carl Edwards, Danica Patrick, Jamie McMurray, Jeff Gordon, Kevin Harvick, Kurt Busch, Kyle Larson, Motorsports, NASCAR, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Paul Menard, Ryan Newman, Sonoma Raceway

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