Jimmie Johnson takes a slim, seven-point lead into the penultimate race of the season, and he raised his game, winning the Coors Light Pole Award by picking the first stall at the exit of pit road.
Johnson's championship foe, Matt Kenseth, will pit in the 35th stall, two off of the start/finish line on the Turn 4 side. Kenseth's Joe Gibbs Racing teammate will pit in the 33rd stall, right before start/finish, with an opening. The third JGR car, the No. 18 driven by Kyle Busch, is in the 16th stall with the first opening in front of a stall on the Turn 1 side.
Former JGR driver, Joey Logano, picked the 25th stall, also with an opening in front of him. Logano's track record was broken by Johnson as the Gen-6 earned another fast lap.
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