Jimmie Johnson gets the pole at Texas Motor Speedway

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Jimmie Johnson and his team set out to get the pole and win the NASCAR Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway in order to get his record sixth championship.  Starting the AAA Texas 500 from the pole at Texas Motor Speedway Check!.  We will have to wait until Sunday November 4th to see if he completes his goal of winning the race and Sunday November 18th winning the championship.  When asked about the race this weekend Jimmie said, “I’m in the mindset of sitting on the pole and winning the race. I think that’s what you have to do with as tight as the points have been and with how strong the competitors have been on the race track.

The No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet wasn’t very fast in the one and only practice session.  Jimmie Johnson was only 27th on the speed chart at 185.867.  Jimmie’s crew chief Chad Knaus must have worked his typical magic as he was able to pick up his speed considerably to 191.076 MPH in order to beat all other drivers for the pole.

This is Jimmie Johnson‘s 29th Coors Light Pole Award and his fourth pole this season.

Greg Biffle will start the race second, Kyle Busch third, Clint Bowyer fourth and Martin Truex Jr. fifth.  Brad Keselowski who is second in points to Jimmie by two will start the race eighth.

#33 Stephen Leicht, #79 Kelly Bires and #30 David Stremme did not make the race.

The race is Sunday November 4th.  If you can’t get to Texas Motor Speedway the race will be on ESPN at 2 PM ET.

Brian Berg Jr. is the Lead NASCAR writer for RantSports.com.

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