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Larson wins first career pole at Pocono Raceway

  • Crew members push the car of Brad Keselowski into their garage stall before a practice session for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Pocono Raceway, Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, in Long Pond, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Crew members push the car of Brad Keselowski into their garage stall before a practice session for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Pocono Raceway, Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, in Long Pond, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • Jeff Gordon sits in his car before a practice session for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Pocono Raceway, Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, in Long Pond, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Jeff Gordon sits in his car before a practice session for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Pocono Raceway, Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, in Long Pond, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • Crew members push the car of Brad Keselowski into their garage stall before a practice session for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Pocono Raceway, Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, in Long Pond, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
  • Jeff Gordon sits in his car before a practice session for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Pocono Raceway, Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, in Long Pond, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

LONG POND, Pa. – Kyle Larson set a track record of 183.438 mph to win his first career Sprint Cup pole yesterday at Pocono Raceway.

Denny Hamlin had set the record of 181.415 in June.

Joey Logano joins Larson on the front row. Brad Keselowski, Kurt Busch and Jeff Gordon completed the top five. Gordon followed his fifth Brickyard 400 win with another strong qualifying run.

Keselowski is pulling double duty this weekend and will also drive in the Nationwide Series race at Iowa Speedway today.

Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch, Jamie McMurray, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Danica Patrick completed the top 10.

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