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Tony Stewart wins the pole at Texas for the Duck Commander 500

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Tony Stewart will start the 18th Annual Duck Commander 500 from the pole. Stewart won his 15th Coors Light Pole Award in 528 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races with a lap of 27.628 seconds at 195.454 mph at the 1.5 mile track.

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“Our Mobil 1/Bass Pro Shops Chevy is fast,” Stewart said. “It was good in the first run. In the second run, it was pretty good and we were second and we ran a little bit quicker. We didn’t know what we could run the third time, but I knew what (Greg) Biffle had run. The good thing is Chad Johnston (crew chief) made a really big change there to try and make it better. Like he said ‘I was either going to make you quick, or I was going to make you 12th.’ I’m glad he made the change. He’s got a lot of confidence and I really like that. We’re on the pole because of it.”

This is Stewart’s second pole in 24 races at Texas Motor Speedway as well as a two-time Sprint Cup winner at Texas (November 2006 and November 2011).

Qualifying consisted of three rounds, with the first round being 25 minutes. The fastest 24 drivers from the first round advanced to the second, 10 minute round. The 12 fastest drivers from that session move to the final, five minute round of qualifying as the vied for the pole. Positions 1-12 were set by speeds in the final five minute round, with positions 13-24 set by speeds in the second qualifying round. The remaining 43 car field for Sunday’s race was set by speeds posted by those who did not advance past the first round of qualifying.

Brad Keselowski will start second, and Stewart-Haas teammate Kevin Harvick will start third, with Greg Biffle and Carl Edwards starting fourth and fifth respectively.

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