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Matt Kenseth wins pole at Homestead for finale; Bowyer to start 25th

Published On: Nov 16 2013 09:56:25 AM CST
Updated On: Nov 15 2013 11:30:00 PM CST

Matt Kenseth talks about winning the pole for the final race of the season

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) -

Matt Kenseth has won the pole at Homestead-Miami Speedway for Sunday's season-ending and championship-deciding race.
    
It was a massive turnaround for Kenseth following his worst performance of the season last week at Phoenix. He finished 23rd to fall 28 points behind championship leader Jimmie Johnson leading into the finale.
    
Now he's got his third pole of the season and will start in front of Johnson Sunday.
    
Johnson qualified seventh. But he needs only to finish 23rd or higher to win his sixth championship.
    
Kevin Harvick is the only other driver mathematically eligible to win the title and goes into the race 34 points behind Johnson. He qualified one spot ahead of Johnson in sixth.



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