Logano wins pole at Sonoma

SONOMA, Calif. — Joey Logano never thought he'd win the pole at Infineon Raceway, even after he claimed the top qualifying spot.

As he sat in his Joe Gibbs Racing hauler Friday watching the final drivers make their qualifying laps, Logano expected to be bumped. But when Kasey Kahne, Denny Hamlin and Kurt Busch all failed to beat him, Logano wound up with just the second pole of his career.

Logano turned a lap at 93.256 mph in his Toyota to claim the top starting spot in Sunday's race.

"I was very surprised," he said. "We were sitting in the trailer watching the last three guys to go and it was Kasey, who got the pole here last year, Denny, who is really good here and our teammate, and then Kurt, who has got the last three poles in a row. We didn't think we were going to be good enough to get the pole, but made some good adjustments and got some speed in the car.

"This is the last place I expected to get a pole. I never considered myself a road course racer."

Logano snapped Busch's streak of three straight poles this season.

Jamie McMurray qualified second in a Chevrolet with a lap at 93.223 and Paul Menard was third in a Chevrolet. Hamlin was fourth, Ryan Newman fifth and Kahne sixth.

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