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Denny Hamlin has won pole position for the Brickyard 400, turning a lap of 182.763 mph in Saturday's qualifying.
It's the 11th pole of Hamlin's career and his second this season. Hamlin also won the pole at California earlier this year.
Carl Edwards qualified second in his first race weekend with new crew chief Chad Norris, followed by Joey Logano, Aric Almirola and Greg Biffle.
Jimmie Johnson qualified sixth. Jeff Gordon was ninth, Juan Pablo Montoya was 12th and Tony Stewart was 28th.
The Brickyard 400 is Sunday afternoon.
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