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Blaney starts from the pole in drive for 2nd win at Pocono

LONG POND, Pa. (AP) – Ryan Blaney is starting from the pole at Pocono Raceway, the site of his lone NASCAR Cup victory.

Blaney won the June 2017 race driving for Wood Brothers Racing. He drives the No. 12 Ford this season for team owner Roger Penske.

Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch have combined to win nine of 13 races this season. Harvick joins Blaney on the front row and Busch starts fifth. Busch has been strong this weekend. He topped both practice charts and won the Xfinity Series race on Saturday. Busch is the series points leader.

Ryan Blaney smiles in the garage prior to a practice session for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series auto race, Saturday, June 2, 2018, in Long Pond, Pa. (AP Photo/Derik Hamilton)

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