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Juan Pablo Montoya Wins The Pole For The Pennsylvania 400

Juan Pablo Montoya will lead the field at the Tricky Triangle for the Pennsylvania 400 on Sunday.

Montoya won the pole after qualifying at 176.043 mph in 51.124 knocking former Pocono Raceway winner Denny Hamlin from the top spot. Hamlin will join Montoya on the front row on Sunday. Joining them in the top five are Paul Menard, Kasey Kahne, and Marcos Ambrose.

With his pole win at the Tricky Triangle Montoya has now qualified for the 2013 Shootout at Daytona. The pole at Pocono is also Montoya’s first of the season and the eight of his career.

Joey Logano who started the last two races from the pole and won in June will start 14th on Sunday. Logano’s track qualifying record from June still stands at 179.598 mph.

Sam Hornish Jr who is doing double duty this weekend qualified 25th in the No.22. After the Cup Series qulifying session Hornish left to Iowa to compete in Saturday’s race. Kurt Busch who is also doing double duty qualified 6th.

44 cars qualified and the No.33 driven by Stephen Leicht failed to make the field for Sunday’s race.

Rounding out the top ten are Kurt Busch, Matt Kenseth, Dale Earnhardt Jr, Ryan Newman, and Jimmie Johnson.

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