Hamlin wins Brickyard 400 pole position

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Sam Hornish Jr., who is filling in for suspended driver A.J. Allmendinger for at least the next two races, qualified 24th. Allmendinger is suspended indefinitely after violating NASCAR’s substance abuse policy.

“I feel with this car I haven’t been comfortable yet,” said Hornish, the 2006 Indianapolis 500 winner. “When I go into the corner, the back end will slide out and as soon as I give it a little direction it just keeps moving around and it never really gets to the point where (the car) feels like it’s underneath me. Maybe I’m asking too much of it? We’re just not quite there yet.”

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