TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) -- Juan Pablo Montoya has won the pole for Sunday's race at Talladega Superspeedway.
Montoya's lap at 184.640 mph put his Chevrolet in the top starting spot. He bettered Clint Bowyer, who qualified second at 184.498. Kurt Busch qualified third and was followed by Joe Nemechek and Jeff Burton.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. qualified sixth.
The championship contenders are farther back in the field.
Kevin Harvick will start 14th and Denny Hamlin will go 17th. Points leader Jimmie Johnson will start 19th.
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