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Hamilton takes pole but Ferrari is close behind in Monza

MONZA, Italy (AP) — Lewis Hamilton extended his recent stranglehold on pole position in Formula One, while Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel gave Ferrari fans something to cheer about at their home Italian Grand Prix by qualifying second and third Saturday.

Raikkonen was only 0.234 behind and Vettel was 0.288 back.

"It's nice to see that we have a good fight," said Hamilton, the championship leader. "It's a long run down to turn one and these guys have pace."

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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