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Keselowski on pole

Brad Keselowski earned the pole for NASCAR’s longest race with a lap of 192.089 mph on Thursday night. Keselowski took advantage of cooler track conditions later in qualifying at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway to earn his second career Sprint Cup pole. AJ Allmendinger (191.693 mph) will join him on the front row for Sunday night’s Coca-Cola 600. Carl Edwards, who won last week’s All-Star race then wrecked his car in a celebration mishap in the grass, qualified third in his new car. Denny Hamlin, Jeff Burton and Jimmie Johnson rounded out the top six. Keselowski, whose lone Sprint Cup victory came at Talladega in 2009, enters the 400-lap race 24th in the points standings with one top-10 finish this year. – Associated Press