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(September 1, 2012)
Defending Sprint Cup champion Tony Stewart
has claimed the pole for Sunday night's NASCAR
race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Stewart turned a fast lap of 186.121 mph Friday night to take his first pole of the season and second of his career at the 1.54-mile tri-oval. He also was on the pole at Atlanta for the season finale in 2002, setting him up to clinch the first of his three Cup titles. Greg Biffle
(185.648) will start on the outside of the front row for the AdvoCare 500. Kyle Busch
(185.493) and Matt Kenseth
(185.319) took spots on the second row. Kansas native Clint Bowyer
qualified 30th. Michael McDowell
, Josh Wise
, Stephen Leicht
and Mike Bliss
failed to make the 43-car field.
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