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SportHamlin wins Miami Cup pole; Harvick qualifies 12th

02:40  17 november  2018
02:40  17 november  2018 Source:   nbcsports.com

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This is Hamlin ’s second consecutive Miami pole and third in the last four years. Last year he finished ninth. He finished 10th in 2015 after also starting on the pole . “It’s big for us to get this race team up front,” Hamlin told Marty Snider on NBCSN after the session. “We definitely want to end on a high note.

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Hamlin wins Miami Cup pole; Harvick qualifies 12th© Lynne Sladky/AP Photo Denny Hamlin drives on the track during qualifying for the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at the Homestead-Miami Speedway, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, in Homestead, Fla. Hamlin took the pole position. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

As time ran off the clock, Denny Hamlin snagged the pole at Miami from teammate Kyle Busch with a lap of 173.863 mph and will lead the field to green in the championship race. This is Hamlin’s second consecutive Miami pole and third in the last four years. Last year he finished 10th.

“It’s big for us to get this race team up front,” Hamlin told Marty Snider on NBCSN after the session. “We definitely want to end on a high note. (In) 2013 we were in the same predicament and hadn’t won a race until the final race. Hopefully it’s our time to do it.”

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Denny Hamlin claimed the pole for Sunday’s Cup race at Watkins Glen International (2:30 p.m The pole and lineup will not be made official until after post- qualifying inspection is complete It would be Hamlin ’s first pole of the season and his first since last year’s finale at Homestead- Miami Speedway.

“It’s just emotion and we’re good friends,” Hamlin responded when asked about the pending split with crew chief Mike Wheeler.

Busch (173.622 mph) held on for second to be the highest qualifier among the playoff contenders.

Martin Truex Jr. (173.539) qualified third with Brad Keselowski (173.433) and Joey Logano (173.366) rounding out the top five.

Kevin Harvick (171.942) complained of a tight condition on his first lap in the final round of qualification. He made another lap, but was not able to improve his time and qualified 12th – the worst among playoff contenders.

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