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Stewart gets NASCAR's 1st 200-mph lap on intermediate track, Kenseth takes pole in Texas

  • Sprint Cup Series driver Matt Kenseth walks walks in the garage during practice at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas,  Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. Kenseth says he feels terrible about the wreck that left Kevin Harvick last among the eight drivers still eligible in NASCAR's Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

    Sprint Cup Series driver Matt Kenseth walks walks in the garage during practice at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. Kenseth says he feels terrible about the wreck that left Kevin Harvick last among the eight drivers still eligible in NASCAR's Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. (AP Photo/LM Otero)  (The Associated Press)

  • Sprint Cup Series driver Tony Stewart (14) drives through Turn 4 during the Texas 500 qualifying at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas,  Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. Stewart had NASCAR's first 200-mph qualifying lap on an intermediate track. (AP Photo/Larry Papke )

    Sprint Cup Series driver Tony Stewart (14) drives through Turn 4 during the Texas 500 qualifying at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. Stewart had NASCAR's first 200-mph qualifying lap on an intermediate track. (AP Photo/Larry Papke )  (The Associated Press)

  • Jeff Gordon pulls pulls down to the pits during practice at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup auto race. (AP Photo/Larry Papke )

    Jeff Gordon pulls pulls down to the pits during practice at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup auto race. (AP Photo/Larry Papke )  (The Associated Press)

Tony Stewart had NASCAR's first 200-mph qualifying lap on an intermediate track, and Matt Kenseth took the pole for the Sprint Cup race Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway.

Stewart turned a lap at 200.111 mph in the second of three qualifying rounds Friday before dropping off to sixth in the final found on the high-banked 1 1/2-mile oval.

Kenseth topped the eight drivers eligible for the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship with a final-round lap of 199.299.

Jeff Gordon will be outside on the front as one of five Chase qualifiers starting in the top 10. The others are Kevin Harvick (fifth), Ryan Newman (seventh), and Joey Logano (10th).

Brad Keselowski is the lowest of the Chase qualifiers at 26th. His only worse start was 33rd at the season-opening Daytona 500.