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Logano on pole in finale

– Joey Logano wants an apology from Jeff Gordon, and Clint Bowyer is so angry with Gordon, he won’t even discuss the now very public feud.

On NASCAR’s undercard, Brad Keselowski and Jimmie Johnson are racing for the Sprint Cup championship.

The season finale is shaping up to be a knockdown, drag-out, heavyweight fight and it might not have anything to do with the title bout. Keselowski goes into the race Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway with a 20-point lead over the five-time champion, and needs only to finish 15th or better to win his first Cup title.

He took a big step Friday by qualifying third in his Penske Racing Dodge. Johnson was 10th in a Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet.

The pole went to Logano, who is driving his final race for Joe Gibbs Racing.

He turned a lap of 176.056 mph.

Last weekend at Phoenix when Gordon intentionally wrecked Bowyer, the accident collected Logano and Aric Almirola as well.

Gordon admitted he felt bad that Logano was involved, and that a phone call between the two during the week did not go well.

“I reached out for an apology and I didn’t get one, and I got hung up on,” Logano said.

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