Talladega Superspeedway: McDowell claims pole for Sunday's GEICO 500

Apr. 20—TALLADEGA — After starting on the front row at Daytona and earning his first career pole at Atlanta, Michael McDowell showed up at Talladega Superspeedway full of confidence.

That confidence translated to the track on Saturday as McDowell claimed the pole for Sunday's GEICO 500. McDowell's No. 34 Front Row Motorsports Ford claimed the top spot at 182.022 mph.

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