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Matt Kenseth leads 3 Joe Gibbs Racing cars in top 5 of qualifying at Bristol

Matt Kenseth walks through the pit area during practice for a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Bristol Motor Speedway on Friday, April 17, 2015, in Bristol, Tenn. Kenseth will start on the pole Sunday. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)

Matt Kenseth walks through the pit area during practice for a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Bristol Motor Speedway on Friday, April 17, 2015, in Bristol, Tenn. Kenseth will start on the pole Sunday. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)  (The Associated Press)

Matt Kenseth, a three-time winner at Bristol Motor Speedway, has won the pole for Sunday's race.

Kenseth turned a lap at 128.632 mph in Friday in qualifying to earn the top starting spot. It is Kenseth's first pole of the season and 13th of his career.

Brad Keselowski qualified second at 128.442. He was followed by Carl Edwards as JGR drivers took two of the top three spots, and three of the top five when Denny Hamlin qualified behind Kevin Harvick.

Kenseth has won the August race at Bristol three times in his career, but has never won on the .533-mile concrete bullring in the spring.

He takes 51-race winless streak into Sunday.