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NASCAR At Sonoma 2012: Marcos Ambrose Wins Pole

A familiar face won the pole for Sunday's Sprint Cup race at Sonoma. Marcos Ambrose, who won last week's pole with a record lap, won the pole position for this week's NASCAR event at Sonoma.

Ambrose said Friday's lap at Sonoma was "more intense" than his record-breaking lap last week.

"I don't know if I got it all, but I got a lot of it," Ambrose said.

Amazingly, Ambrose had never won a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series pole through his first 133 career races, but has now won two in a row.

Last week, Ambrose finished ninth despite winning the pole. Dale Earnhardt Jr., who started 17th, won the Quicken Loans 500.

Courtesy of Jeff Gluck and SB Nation's NASCAR hub, here's what the starting lineup will look like on Sunday.

  1. Marcos Ambrose
  2. Jeff Gordon
  3. Jimmie Johnson
  4. Greg Biffle
  5. Martin Truex Jr.
  6. Clint Bowyer
  7. Kyle Busch
  8. Kurt Busch
  9. Matt Kenseth
  10. Carl Edwards
  11. Ryan Newman
  12. Juan Pablo Montoya
  13. Brad Keselowski
  14. Joey Logano
  15. Kasey Kahne
  16. Denny Hamlin
  17. AJ Allmendinger
  18. Bobby Labonte
  19. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  20. Casey Mears
  21. Brian Vickers
  22. Scott Speed
  23. Paul Menard
  24. Tony Stewart
  25. Jamie McMurray
  26. Kevin Harvick
  27. David Gilliland
  28. Boris Said
  29. David Ragan
  30. Aric Almirola
  31. Regan Smith
  32. Dave Blaney
  33. David Mayhew
  34. Robby Gordon
  35. Jeff Burton
  36. Joe Nemechek
  37. Chris Cook
  38. JJ Yeley
  39. Travis Kvapil
  40. Josh Wise
  41. Tomy Drissi
  42. Landon Cassill
  43. Stephen Leicht
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Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.