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Rain gives Johnson pole

October 10, 2008

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— Jimmie Johnson could only look at his car Thursday, spending most of the afternoon eating junk food in his team's hauler and watching it rain. Before nightfall, the Sprint Cup points leader had been awarded more treats - the pole, the first pit stall and likely five points for leading the first lap - for the Bank of America 500 on Saturday night.

The steady drizzle that first canceled the afternoon practice session didn't subside, and NASCAR called off qualifying 90 minutes before it was scheduled to begin. The field was set based on owner points. Johnson and Carl Edwards, 72 points behind the leader, will start on the front row Saturday.

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