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AJ Allmendinger Scores First Ever NASCAR Cup Series Pole

Driver of the Richard Petty Motorsports No. 43, Anthony James Allmendinger, went out 30th to qualify for the NASCAR Sprint Cup race in the Valley of the Sun. He ended up in the pole position for the first time in his NASCAR Sprint Cup career.  Allmendinger just edged out Red Bull Racing’s Scott Speed for the pole with a speed of 134.68 mph and a time of 26.731 seconds around Phoenix International Raceway. “The Valvoline Ford has been good all day,” Allmendinger said. “Qualifying has been our hindrance all year and we knew we needed to step it up.” Allmendinger said that he “gave it all he had” and that “someone else could have the pole if they could beat that.” “Just a great j...

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