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Getty Images for NASCAR (March 24, 2012)

Denny Hamlin has won the pole at Auto Club Speedway, with teammate Kyle Busch joining him in the top two spots for Sunday's race.

Hamlin turned a lap of 186.403 mph in his Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota during Friday's qualifying session, running low on the track while most drivers went high.

Busch was followed by Mark Martin in a Toyota for Michael Waltrip Racing.

Hamlin earned his 10th career pole and his first top-10 start this season, along with qualification for next year's Shootout at Daytona.

Sprint Cup points leader Greg Biffle was fourth in his Roush Fenway Racing Ford, and Kasey Kahne was an encouraging fifth in his Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet after a rough start to the season.