Mark Martin will be on the pole at Phoenix International Raceway for the second straight year after becoming the second-oldest pole-sitter in NASCAR history.Martin went around PIR's mile oval at a speed of 138.075 mph on Friday to earn his 56th career pole a week after finishing third in the Daytona 500.Martin turned 54 in January, leaving him a few months short of beating Harry Gant as the oldest driver to win a Sprint Cup pole. Gant was 54 when he won his last pole at Bristol in 1994.Kasey Kahne will start on the front row with Martin for Sunday's 312-mile race. Daytona 500 winner Jimmie Johnson will take the green flag in third next to Kyle Busch.Danica Patrick struggled with her car in practice and didn't get it fixed for qualifying, bobbling around turns 3 and 4. She will start 40th.Earnhardt passes testDale Earnhardt Jr. says he passed a big test by racing in the Daytona 500 after getting caught up in the last-lap chain reaction crash that sent rookie Kyle Larson's car into the fence and injuring more than two dozen fans during the Nationwide race the day before.Earnhardt got caught up in the melee and hit hard, but said he came away with no symptoms.Earnhardt missed the final two races in 2012 after suffering post-concussion symptoms and had his health tested during a last-lap crash in the Daytona Nationwide Series race last Saturday.Briefly• Toyota Series: Abraham Colderon won the U.S debut of the Mexico-based Toyota Series Friday at Phoenix International Raceway. The popular motorsports series began in 2004 and moved under the NASCAR banner in 2007.• Nationwide: Driver Michael Annett was released from a hospital Friday following surgery to repair a fractured and dislocated sternum he suffered during the season-opener at Daytona. His Richard Petty Motorsports team says the recovery process could take two months.• Formula One: The team Caterham has selected American Alexander Rossi and Chinese Ma Qing Hua as its reserve drivers for this season.