Jimmie Johnson Puts Foot Down in Phoenix

by Geoffrey Miller

Chase for the Sprint Cup Jimmie Johnson Carl Edwards Sprint Cup Texas Motor Speedway

No more of that, Johnson's Hendrick Motorsports No. 48 said Friday afternoon at Phoenix International Raceway as he put the Chevrolet on the pole for Sunday's Checker O'Reilly Auto Parts 500k.

Johnson -- who had paced the prior practice session -- starts first thanks to a lap of 134.725mph that bested that guy who has been a having a pretty good go things lately, Jamie McMurray.

Johnson and McMurray will start on the front row while Kurt Busch, David Reutimann (man, where he has come from lately?) and Dale Earnhardt Jr. round out the grid's Top-5. Carl Edwards rolls off in a pretty unremarkable 15th spot that could pose a few problems at this track positon-heavy track that doesn't bode well for great amounts of passing in the new car.

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