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Jamie McMurray wins Sonoma pole

Updated: June 22, 2013, 4:53 PM ET
Associated Press

SONOMA, Calif. -- As Jamie McMurray turned a corner on the season with a string of solid finishes, he picked Sonoma Raceway as an upcoming track he was looking forward to racing.

It seemed like a strange selection considering McMurray has just one top-10 finish at Sonoma in 10 career starts.

But he showed his comfort level on the 1.99-mile road course Saturday with a surprise pole-winning run. He topped Marcos Ambrose, a race favorite, with a lap at 94.986 mph.

"I felt ...

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