Joey Logano won the pole Friday for NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway, with championship contenders Brad Keselowski and Jimmie Johnson not far behind.
Keselowski will start third in Sunday's 400-mile race. He has a 20-point lead over five-time champion Johnson, who will start 10th.
Logano will be driving his final race for Joe Gibbs Racing. He will join Keselowski at Penske Racing next season.
Logano, who turned a lap of 176.056 mph at the 1.5-mile oval, was knocked out of Sunday's race in Phoenix when Jeff Gordon intentionally crashed into Clint Bowyer.
"I reached out for an apology and I didn't get one, and I got hung up on," Logano said. "But he (Gordon) did text me."
Said Gordon, "I'm not one that calls right away."
Also, Bowyer said "it'll be awhile" for him to get past his anger at Gordon.
Ai Miyazato shot an 8-under 64 and was a stroke ahead of Na Yeon Choi (68) at the LPGA Titleholders in Naples, Fla. Miyazato was at 10-under
NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly and NHLPA special counsel Steve Fehr had a brief conversation during the day and planned to talk again over the weekend to discuss the next steps for bargaining. The lockout is in its third month, and commissioner Gary Bettman has suggested the sides take a two-week break from each other. The union hasn't said whether or not it'll agree to trial separation. The lockout has claimed 327 regular-season games.