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Talladega Sprint Cup Series pit stall assignments

October 19, 2013, Staff report,

Almirola gets first pit pick

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With his second career Coors Light Pole Award and his first of the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season, Aric Almirola got the first pit pick, choosing the No. 1 stall off of pit road, heading to Turn 1.

Qualifying was rained out on Saturday afternoon and the lineup for Sunday's Camping World RV Sales 500 at Talladega Superspeedway was determined by Friday's opening practice session.

Almirola was one of 11 drivers to break the 200 mph barrier in the practice session. He posted the fastest speed at 202 mph to edge out Jeff Burton, Marcos Ambrose and Martin Truex Jr. for the top spot in Friday's first practice.

Carl Edwards, who will line up fifth, selected the first stall of the entrance to pit road. Dale Earnhardt Jr., Burton and Ambrose all selected pit stalls with an opening in front of them.

The Camping World RV Sales 500 is the sixth race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. The race will start at 2 p.m. ET with ESPN beginning its TV coverage at 1 p.m. ET.


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