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Saturday
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Harvick Wins Pole at Bristol 

Jamie Squire/Getty Images(BRISTOL, Tenn.) -- Kevin Harvick drove a lap at a track-record 131.362 mph Friday to win the starting pole position for Saturday night's Sprint Cup race at Bristol Motors Speedway.

"Track position is definitely as important as it is anywhere here with the current groove and where you are running," Harvick said. "I felt good about our car during practice, and (we) just have to stay in there all night and do the best we can."

It's Harvick's 11th career pole and fifth of the season.
                                                                                   
Jeff Gordon, who is the series points leader, finishes second, followed by Carl Edwards and Kyle Busch.                                                                                                                   
Harvick has won twice this season and is currently sixth in the points standings.                                                                                                                                                                                                                

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