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NASCAR at Watkins Glen 2014 Qualifying Results: Live Leaderboard Updates

WATKINS GLEN, NY - AUGUST 08:  Jeff Gordon, driver of the
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Brian PedersenFeatured ColumnistAugust 9, 2014

Jeff Gordon will be going for his fifth win at Watkins Glen, but his first since 2001, after winning the pole during qualifying Saturday for the Cheez-It 355.

Gordon established a track record with a speed of 129.466 mph on the 2.45-mile road course in upstate New York, edging out Marcos Ambrose for first place. Jimmie Johnson will start third on Sunday, while the fourth position is where Ryan Newman will begin.

The pole is the 75th of Gordon's career, but his first this year. This season, he's atop the Sprint Cup points standings, holding a 17-point lead over Dale Earnhardt Jr. Earnhardt will start Sunday's race in seventh position.

Scroll down for all of our real-time updates, tweets, pictures and analysis from the knockout qualifying session at Watkins Glen International.

 

Follow Brian J. Pedersen on Twitter at @realBJP.

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