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Mark Martin wins pole at Michigan

Updated: August 18, 2012, 12:19 PM ET
Associated Press

BROOKLYN, Mich. -- Mark Martin has 55 career Sprint Cup poles, matching the number on his Toyota.

His age is only two digits lower -- not that it's much of an impediment for this remarkable racer.

Martin posted the top qualifying speed Friday of 199.706 mph on Michigan International Speedway's still-new surface. It was the fourth pole of the year for the 53-year-old Martin, who is making only his 15th Cup start this season. He entered only two of the previous seven races on the circuit ...

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