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Johnson claims pole at Dover

Updated: September 26, 2009, 10:20 AM ET
Associated Press

DOVER, Del. -- Jimmie Johnson will go for the Dover sweep from the pole.

Johnson turned a lap of 157.356 mph on Friday at Dover International Speedway and will start first for only the second time this season. He led a career-high 298 laps in May to win at the Monster Mile.

"A pole today will make the start of the weekend much better and give us a lot of direction and momentum moving into tomorrow," Johnson said. "It does carry you, and there is an aspect of momentum. But at the same ...

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