McLaren won’t appeal Formula One team McLaren will not appeal the record $100 million fine and constructors’ points deduction in the sport’s spy scandal. The team said it had notified motor racing’s world governing body that it would not contest the punishment for possessing confidential documents belonging to F1 rival Ferrari. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “It’s tough to say how important track position is going to be,” Johnson said. “The thing I’m most excited about is having the first pit stall.” Johnson and Jeff Gordon both have 5,210 points, but Johnson’s series-high six victories give him the edge. Gordon has four. Six of the Chase drivers will start in the top 10 of Sunday’s race. Denny Hamlin was third, Kurt Busch fourth, Martin Truex Jr. fifth, Kevin Harvick was seventh and Matt Kenseth was 10th. Other Chase drivers saw Carl Edwards in 15th and Kyle Busch in 22nd. Gordon (second in the standings) and Tony Stewart (third), both former champions, will start a disappointing 27th and 28th. Clint Bowyer, who gained a huge confidence boost with his first career win last week at New Hampshire, was the worst Chase qualifier. He started in the back of the field at 42nd after having to qualify on owner’s points. He did not record a lap speed. From news services Jimmie Johnson will start Dover first in the standings and on the track. The Nextel Cup points leader got another boost in his bid for a second straight title, taking the top spot with a lap of 154.765 mph Friday at Dover (Del.) International Speedway, his second pole of the season. Johnson leads the points standings heading into the second race of NASCAR’s Chase for the Nextel Cup championship. He hasn’t started worse than ninth in any of the last eight races.