Johnson Claims Pole For Season Finale

Defending Nextel Cup champion Jimmie Johnson has won the pole for Sunday's season-ending race in Homestead, Florida. Johnson will start the Ford 400 after winning the pole with a speed of 176.788 miles per hour. It's his fourth pole of the season and 13th of his career.

Ryan Newman was the second fastest qualifier with Kasey Kahne
third.

Johnson will start the race with an 86-point lead over Jeff Gordon in the standings.