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Johnson wins pole at Homestead

Updated: November 20, 2009, 11:52 PM ET
Associated Press

HOMESTEAD, Fla. -- Jimmie Johnson's run for his fourth straight Cup title starts from the pole.

Johnson turned a lap of 173.919 mph on Friday to top qualifying at Homestead-Miami Speedway, a big boost for the Hendrick Motorsports star as he tries to become the first driver in NASCAR history to win four consecutive championships.

"We did an awesome job today, and I feel that the start will go smoothly," Johnson said.

The start could be tricky for the unflappable Johnson. Scott ...

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