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Mercedes on course to extend F1 pole position streak to 23

MONZA, Italy (AP) — With Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg dominating practice for the Italian Grand Prix, Mercedes is on track for its 23rd consecutive pole position Saturday.

Hamilton and Rosberg finished 1-2 in both of Friday's practice sessions.

In the afternoon, championship leader Hamilton clocked the day's best time of 1 minute, 24.279 seconds around the Monza circuit, which features the highest speeds in Formula One.

Rosberg, the top challenger who became a father for the first time last weekend, was a narrow 0.021 seconds behind.

Standings: NASCAR Sprint Cup

As of: Irwin Tools Night Race
RankDriverPointsPV Rank
1Kevin Harvick9081
2Joey Logano8652
3Dale Earnhardt Jr.8193
4Brad Keselowski7935
5Jimmie Johnson7926
6Martin Truex Jr.7714
7Matt Kenseth7537
8Kurt Busch7138
9Denny Hamlin7129
10Jamie McMurray69610
11Ryan Newman68312
12Paul Menard67411

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