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Mark Martin on pole in Phoenix

Updated: March 2, 2013, 8:07 PM ET
Associated Press

AVONDALE, Ariz. -- Mark Martin may be getting better with age.

Coming off a third-place finish at the Daytona 500, Martin became the second-oldest driver to win a Sprint Cup pole on Friday by earning the top spot at Phoenix International Raceway for the second straight year.

"A lot of people describe Mark by saying, 'Mark's on it,'" Martin's crew chief, Rodney Childers, said. "Well, for 2013, Mark's on it squared."

Martin went around PIR's mile oval with a speed of 138.074 ...

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