Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 10/27/14
Championship contender Kasey Kahne shattered the track record at repaved Kansas Speedway on Friday, turning a lap of 191.360 mph to take the pole for Sunday's race. Michael Waltrip Racing teammates Mark Martin and Clint Bowyer were next fastest, and all 43 cars in the field broke the previous record of 180.856 set by Matt Kenseth in 2005. ''All the drivers are high-fiving each other because we came back here alive,'' joked Kyle Busch, who qualified fourth. ''The minimum speed through the corner is amazing.'' Bowyer, from Emporia, Kan., is coming off a win last week at Charlotte that put him back in the championship picture. He trails leader Brad Keselowski by 28 points with five races left in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. ''That was a fast lap,'' Bowyer said. ''It's unreal how much that gets your attention.'' Keselowski will start 25th after a lousy qualifying run. Jimmie Johnson is third in points and will start seventh, while Denny Hamlin will go off ninth after ...

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