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Martin nabs pole at Phoenix

 Tony Stewart, right, congratulates pole-sitter Mark Martin, left, following qualifying for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Phoenix Int...
 Mark Martin waves to fans after winning the pole during qualifying NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race, Saturday, March 3, 2012, in Avondale, Ariz. (A...

CORRECTION NASCAR Phoenix Auto Racing

Tony Stewart, right, congratulates pole-sitter Mark Martin, left, following qualifying for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Phoenix Int...

NASCAR Phoenix Auto Racing

Mark Martin waves to fans after winning the pole during qualifying NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race, Saturday, March 3, 2012, in Avondale, Ariz. (A...

NASCAR veteran Mark Martin will start on the pole at Phoenix International Raceway.
Regan Smith was in line for his first career pole, but Martin passed him late in Saturday's qualifying session with a top speed of 136.81 mph (220.16 kph) for his 52nd career pole.
Defending series champion Tony Stewart also beat Smith's time with the last qualifying run of the day and will start on the front row in Sunday's 312-mile (502-kilometer) race.
Five-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson, coming off a rough run at the Daytona 500, will start fourth, next to Smith on the second row.
Daytona 500 winner Matt Kenseth was 26th in qualifying.


Updated : 2021-01-18 03:00 GMT+08:00