Harvick turned a lap at a track-record 131.362 mph Friday night. He knocked Jeff Gordon from the top spot for his 11th career pole. It is his fifth pole this season, which he attributes to one thing: "faster cars."
Gordon, the points leader, will start outside the front row, with Carl Edwards and Kyle Busch in the second row.
Edwards won here in the spring, and Busch has won five times on the 0.533-mile oval.
Joey Logano and Jimmie Johnson are in the third row, with Kurt Busch and Greg Biffle in the fourth.
Biffle is the only one of the top eight qualifiers who has not sealed a spot in the championship.
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