Stewart hits 200 mph, Kenseth takes pole
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) Tony Stewart had NASCAR's first 200-mph qualifying lap on an intermediate track, and Matt Kenseth took the pole for the Sprint Cup race Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway.
Stewart turned a lap at 200.111 mph in the second of three qualifying rounds Friday before dropping off to sixth in the final found on the high-banked 1 1/2-mile oval.
Kenseth topped the eight drivers eligible for the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship with a final-round lap of 199.299.
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LONG POND, Pennsylvania – A four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup winner at Pocono Raceway, Denny Hamlin, continued to excel on the 2.5-mile triangular layout on Friday, setting a track record in qualifying for Sunday's Pocono 400.
But Hamlin says Pocono is a different animal than the track at which he won his first two Cup races for Joe Gibbs Racing in 2006. (MORE)
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