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Richard Petty Motorsports hopes to pull off a Front Row-like upset Sunday.
Qualifying was rained out, which put Aric Almirola on the pole for only the second time in his career and teammate Marcos Ambrose right behind him in the second row. They earned their spots based on practice times, with Almirola putting up a blistering speed of 202 mph and Ambrose just a smidgen slower.
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To get to victory lane, Almirola must overcome the loss of veteran crew chief Todd Parrott, who was suspended indefinitely by NASCAR for violating its substance-abuse policy.
"It’s definitely something that caught us all off guard," Almirola said. "We’re just trying to work through it and make the best of it."
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