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Hamlin wins pole, sets track record
NASCAR Food City 500  Heal WEB
Driver Denny Hamlin, center, signs autographs before practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at Bristol Motor Speedway on Friday in Bristol, Tenn. Hamlin will start from the pole position for Sunday's race. - photo by Associated Press
BRISTOL, Tenn. — Denny Hamlin ended two weeks of Team Penske dominance by winning the pole at Bristol Motor Speedway. Hamlin set a track record Friday with a lap at 129.991 mph to earn the top starting spot. It broke the mark of 129.535 set by Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch a year ago, and ensured that neither Brad Keselowski or Joey Logano won the pole for the first time since NASCAR's new knockout qualifying debuted three weeks ago.