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Indy Day 5: Johnson makes Sunday's Pole Shootout

Jimmie Johnson felt comfortable from his very first laps of Indianapolis 500 preparation and on day five, went fast enough to make it into Sunday's pole shootout. The seven-time NASCAR champion knows his way around The Brickyard — he won at Indianapolis Motor Speedway four times in a stock car — so not even a brush with the wall in an Indy car could rattle him. The 46-year-old advanced into Sunday’s shootout for the pole with some of the fastest laps ever turned at Indy. His single-lap speed of 233.961 mph in Saturday morning practice was the 14th fastest lap ever turned at the track. Hours later, he posted a four-lap qualifying average of 232.398 mph to lock himself into his first...
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