Driver Jeff Gordon signs autographs during a break in practice for Saturday night's NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at Richmond International Raceway, Friday Sept. 5, 2014, Richmond, Va. (AP Photo/Jason Hirschfeld)
Jason Hirschfeld
September 05, 2014

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Brad Keselowski won the pole Friday for the NASCAR Sprint Cup race Saturday night at Richmond International Raceway with a lap at 126.618.

The Penske Racing driver finished second in the first round of qualifying, and easily outran the field during the second stage for his fourth pole of the season.

Jeff Gordon was second at 126.039 mph, followed by Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jimmie Johnson at 125.898.

Kevin Harvick was fourth, and Joey Logano fifth. Clint Bowyer, one of 17 drivers with a chance to win his way into the Chase for the championship, will start sixth.

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