Matt Kenseth

Matt Kenseth wins pole once again at Charlotte

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Matt Kenseth is back in a familiar spot at Charlotte Motor Speedway — sitting on the pole.

Kenseth will start up front Saturday night in the NASCAR Sprint Cup race after turning a lap at 194.532 mph Thursday night to edge Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch.

Kenseth also won the pole at the track in May for the Coca-Cola 600. He likes to joke that he doesn't qualify well, but this will be the fourth time he has started on the pole this season and the 17th time in his career.

Standings: NASCAR Sprint Cup

As of: AAA 400
RankDriverPointsPV Rank
1Matt Kenseth30001
2Joey Logano30004
3Denny Hamlin30002
4Carl Edwards30003
5Martin Truex Jr.30009
6Kurt Busch30007
7Jeff Gordon300010
8Brad Keselowski30008
9Kyle Busch300013
10Ryan Newman30006
11Dale Earnhardt Jr.300012
12Kevin Harvick300015

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Hulkenberg fastest in 1st practice at Russian Grand Prix

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Force India's Nico Hulkenberg was fastest in the first practice session for the Russian Grand Prix on Friday as a fuel spill limited drivers' time on track.

Hulkenberg set a time of 1 minute, 44.355 seconds around the Sochi track, 0.052 seconds faster than Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg, with Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel third.

Championship leader Lewis Hamilton was seventh fastest. He span off late in the session but avoided the wall.