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Jimmie Johnson Lands on the Pole for Pepsi 500 Four Team Chevy Drivers to Start in Top-10 at Auto Club Speedway FONTANA, CA - Jimmie Johnson, No. 48 Lowe's/Jimmie Johnson Foundation Impala SS, captured his fourth Coors Light Pole Award of the...

Jimmie Johnson Lands on the Pole for Pepsi 500 Four Team Chevy Drivers to Start in Top-10 at Auto Club Speedway

FONTANA, CA - Jimmie Johnson, No. 48 Lowe's/Jimmie Johnson Foundation Impala SS, captured his fourth Coors Light Pole Award of the season for the Pepsi 500 at Auto Club Speedway.

It is the 17th pole of Johnson's career and his first at the Southern California track.

Johnson's Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jeff Gordon, No. 24 DuPont/Pepsi Impala SS, will start third in Sunday night's race.

Dale Earnhardt, Inc. teammates Martin Truex, Jr., No. 1 Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats Impala SS, and Aric Almirola, No. 8 U.S. Army Impala SS, posted times quick enough to secure top-10 starting positions for the 250-lap race. Truex will roll off seventh and Almirola is 10th in the 43-car starting order.

A.J. Allmendinger, Kasey Kahne and Patrick Carpentier fill out the top-five starting positions on the grid.

A total of 13 Impala SS drivers will start the race scheduled to start at 5:00 p.m. PDT with live coverage on ESPN, MRN Radio and Sirius Satellite Radio.

-credit: gm racing

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Dale Earnhardt , Jeff Gordon , Patrick Carpentier , Jimmie Johnson , Kasey Kahne , A.J. Allmendinger , Martin Truex Jr. , Aric Almirola
Teams Hendrick Motorsports