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BROOKLYN, Mich. - Jeff Gordon led a Hendrick Motorsports sweep in qualifying by taking the Bud Pole for Sunday's DHL 400 at Michigan International Speedway.

Gordon turned a lap of 190.865 mph to earn the top spot followed by his Hendrick teammates Brian Vickers and Jimmie Johnson.

It was Gordon's second pole of the season and 48th of his Nextel Cup Series career.

"What an awesome job this race team has done - really all of Hendrick Motorsports is very impressive with what they've accomplished here lately," Gordon said.

"The chemistry among all the teams has been great. We're just trying to make up for Charlotte and Dover. Those races were kind of ugly for us."

"You know when to push it and when to hold it back," Gordon explained. "Today was a day to push it because the car was just about perfect. When the car's getting through the corners and down the straightaways like that, it certainly makes my job easy."

"I'm always seeking advice when I go to Jeff Gordon," rookie Vickers said of his Hendrick teammate. "He told me one thing not to do and that was to ask too much out of the car and go to the gas too soon. He said the car would get tight.

"I did that anyway in turns three and four, and that's probably what cost us the pole. Obviously, he applied that wisdom a little better than I did."

Ryan Newman and Robby Gordon rounded out the top-five.

Brendan Gaughan, Kurt Busch, Jeremy Mayfield, Casey Mears and Rusty Wallace completed the top-10.

Kerry Earnhardt and Carl Long failed to qualify.

Sunday's race will take the green flag at 1 p.m. (ET)

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