AVONDALE, Ariz. -- Jimmie Johnson, his eyes squarely on a sixth NASCAR championship, set the tone for what could be yet another dominating weekend in the desert by winning the pole at Phoenix International Raceway. He did it with a track record. The five-time NASCAR champion turned a lap of 139.222 mph in his Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet on Friday to break the mark of 138.766 set by Kyle Busch last November. "Track records are awesome," Johnson said after Fridays qualifying session. "I dont qualify on pole all that often, so I take great pride in them, especially track records. Very cool to do, and clearly a great time in the season and a great time in the Chase." Matt Kenseth, who trails Johnson by seven points in the standings, will start 14th Sunday in his Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota. He knows he has a lot of work ahead of him this weekend in making his car better, and then trying to catch Johnson on Sunday. "This track in the spring was extremely hard to pass at, probably one of the toughest tracks that we go to and I dont know if it will be any better or not this time," Kenseth said. "Pit strategy was all basically the same the last time we were here. So, unless you have cautions fall funny, I dont know if youll be able to do it on pit strategy. I think youre going to have to have a good balance, good speed, you have to be able to pass, have to have good pit stops, all these things. "I dont feel its a track where youre going to get a whole bunch of free ones from a strategy call. I think youre going to have to be good all day." Denny Hamlin qualified second with a lap at 139.023 for JGR, but he went out much later in Fridays session than teammate Kenseth. Joey Logano qualified third in a Penske Racing Ford, and Kyle Busch was fourth as both of Kenseths teammates out-qualified the title contender. Both Hamlin and Logano marveled at Johnsons performance. "Hes been in kill mode for a while," Logano said. "When they are running for that championship, they find that extra notch that a lot of other teams cant find." Johnson is coming off a dominating performance last week at Texas, where he led 255 of the 334 laps to win his sixth race of the season and break a tie with Kenseth in the standings. "Last week, I ran second to him for a while and just to see the speed in his car -- and then he unloads today and you watch in practice how fast his car was," Logano said. "Hes got that next notch and hes going really fast right now." Hamlin, who lost the title to Johnson in 2010, said it was inevitable for Johnson to hit his stride. "Everyone in the garage knew they could turn it up at will, and this is typically the time of the year that they start doing that, especially when they are in championship contention," Hamlin said, adding that Johnson would have to have an off day for Kenseth to have a shot at winning the title. "And when I say off, hes going to have to finish fifth or sixth to give Matt an honest shot at beating him," Hamlin said. "You already know this weekend is pretty much crossed off as being an off weekend." Johnson said he doesnt think the No. 48 team is doing anything different. "Its hard when you are inside of it, inside the car, inside the team, to know what the difference is, because we are doing the same stuff," Johnson said. "But when I look around at what other champions do to do win, they always find a way to find a little more. Somehow we are doing that, yes, I recognize that, but its not a concerted effort. Its not something we are doing any differently. We are trying to rise up to the pace of (Kenseth) and beat him." Steve Nash Mavericks Jersey .28 mph. Logano will start on the front row next to Penske Ford teammate Brad Keselowski, who came in second Friday at 193.099. 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Colts fans couldnt believe the scoreboard, and the Kansas City Chiefs couldnt believe their incredibly bad luck.MILAN - A stoppage-time goal saw Juventus fall to its first league defeat since March as it lost 1-0 at Genoa on Wednesday, allowing Roma to move level at the top of Serie A with a 2-0 win over Cesena.Luca Antonini netted the winner for Genoa, four minutes into added time. Home goalkeeper Mattia Perin had been in great form to deny a formidable Juventus attack that hit the woodwork twice.I can only criticize my players for the last 30 seconds, Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri said. You dont need maximum points to win the title. Leagues are also won with draws and you cant concede such a goal in the dying stages.Mattia Destro and Daniele De Rossi scored for Roma.I was focused on our win, I only found out about Genoas goal in the changing room, Roma coach Rudi Garcia said. We have to do our own job — we have won seven matches out of nine.Sampdoria lost 1-0 at Inter Milan to leave it six points behind the top two, level with Udinese, which lost 3-0 at Fiorentina.AC Milan drew 1-1 at Cagliari, while Gonzalo Higuain saw a late penalty saved as Napoli — which would have moved third with the win — drew 1-1 at 10-man Atalanta.Palermo beat fellow struggler Chievo Verona 1-0, and Torino triumphed against bottom club Parma by the same scoreline.Juventus came into the match off two successive defeats in the Champions League but had won seven of its eight matches domestically, drawing the other one.Fernando Llorente had broken his scoring duck at the weekend and he went close to doubling his tally for the season in the 23rd minute but his effort crashed off the left post.Angelo Ogbonna also hit the post from close range after beating the offside trap.Perrin had been called into action on numerous occasions and he pulled off a spectacular one-handed save to deny substitute Alvaro Morata late onn.ddddddddddddAnd Genoa snatched all three points when a cross sailed past Gianluigi Buffon — who was making his 500th appearance for Juventus — and Antonini bundled it in from point-blank range.It was Juventus first defeat in 16 matches and will be the perfect boost for Roma, which had struggled recently.Roma got off to a great start when Gervinho led a counter attack and sent a ball through to Miralem Pjanic, who crossed for a simple tap-in for Destro in the ninth minute.The Italy striker thought he had doubled his lead in the 28th but was offside when he headed in Pjanics free kick.De Rossi sealed the win nine minutes from time, volleying in after Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa had nodded on a corner.De Rossi, who had been about to be substituted and had asked to stay on for the corner, went off to a standing ovation moments later.In Milan, Rodrigo Palacio missed several chances to break his scoring drought for Inter, while Sampdoria went closest to taking the lead when Alfred Duncans effort crashed off the crossbar on the stroke of halftime.Inter, which had been booed off the pitch at the interval, snatched all three points in the final minute when Zdravko Kuzmanovic was pushed over in the area by Alessio Romagnoli and Mauro Icardi converted the resulting penalty.City rival AC Milan struggled in Sardinia, with Cagliari aggressive from the off and Adil Rami needing to make a goalline clearance to deny Victor Ibarbo in the opening minutes.Cagliari took a deserved lead in the 24th minute when Ibarbo headed in Marco Saus cross for his first goal of the season.Christian Abbiati prevented Cagliari from doubling its lead with a fine stop to deny Sau and moments later Giacomo Bonaventura levelled with a stunning strike, curling the ball into the top left corner from 30 yards (meters). 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