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Kenseth sets track record and wins Saturday's pole position at Richmond

  • Drivers, Matt Kenseth, right, and Brian Vickers talk during qualifying for Saturday's NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at Richmond International Raceway in Richmond, Va., Friday April 26, 2013.   (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

    Drivers, Matt Kenseth, right, and Brian Vickers talk during qualifying for Saturday's NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at Richmond International Raceway in Richmond, Va., Friday April 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)  (The Associated Press)

  • Team owner Joe Gibbs, left, talks with Matt Kenseth during qualifying for Saturday's Sprint Cup race at Richmond International Raceway in Richmond, Va., Friday April 26, 2013.  Kenseth won the pole for Saturday's Sprint Cup race.  (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

    Team owner Joe Gibbs, left, talks with Matt Kenseth during qualifying for Saturday's Sprint Cup race at Richmond International Raceway in Richmond, Va., Friday April 26, 2013. Kenseth won the pole for Saturday's Sprint Cup race. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)  (The Associated Press)

  • Team owner Joe Gibbs, center, talks with Brian Vickers, left, and Matt Kenseth during qualifying for Saturday's Sprint Cup race at Richmond International Raceway in Richmond, Va., Friday April 26, 2013.  Kenseth won the pole for Saturday's Sprint Cup race.  (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

    Team owner Joe Gibbs, center, talks with Brian Vickers, left, and Matt Kenseth during qualifying for Saturday's Sprint Cup race at Richmond International Raceway in Richmond, Va., Friday April 26, 2013. Kenseth won the pole for Saturday's Sprint Cup race. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)  (The Associated Press)

Matt Kenseth didn't wait long to get his pole award back.

The Joe Gibbs Racing driver stripped of his pole award from last week at Kansas in a raft of penalties levied by NASCAR this week, set a track record with a lap at 130.334 mph Friday at Richmond International Raceway.

Kenseth edged JGR teammate Brian Vickers by 0.005 seconds to claim only the 10th top starting position of his career in 481 starts.

Jeff Gordon qualified third, followed by Kasey Kahne and Clint Bowyer.