Driver has won event twice

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CONCORD, N.C. - Chad Knaus, the mastermind behind a lot of Jimmie Johnson's success, didn't put any extra into the preparation for tonight's Sprint All-Star race because the team only knows one speed - all-out.

Johnson completed three laps around the Lowe's Motor Speedway and his team changed four tires in 2 minutes, 1.416 seconds to win the pole position for the non-points race that pays at least $1 million to the winner.

"If we were going to Caraway (N.C.) Speedway to race for $1, we'd push as much emphasis in it as we possibly can," he said. "That's how we roll."

Johnson has won the all-star race twice, but Friday's pole was the first for his team.

Kurt Busch will start second, while Matt Kenseth will start third.

The rest of the top-10 starters include: Dale Earnhardt Jr. in fourth, Mark Martin in fifth, Jeff Gordon in sixth, Bobby Labonte in seventh, Kasey Kahne in eighth, Kevin Harvick in ninth and Brad Keselowski in 10th.


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