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McMurray tops Logano for Martinsville pole
Jamie McMurray
It was Jamie McMurray's second pole of the season.
Martinsville, VA ( - Jamie McMurray claimed the pole for the Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500 -- the first race in the Eliminator Round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship -- by beating Joey Logano in Friday's qualifying at Martinsville Speedway.

McMurray, who is not in the Chase field, made a lap around this 0.526-mile, paperclip-shaped track at 99.905 mph during the second and final round of knockout qualifying. His lap was 0.057 seconds quicker than Logano's lap, which was clocked at 99.605 mph.

It was McMurray's second pole of the season and the 11th of his Sprint Cup Series career. His first pole this year came in June at Sonoma. McMurray also earned the top starting position at Martinsville in the spring of 2011. His best finish in a Cup race here is second, which occurred in the fall of 2004.  Full Story

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