Kevin Harvick Sets New Track Record on His way to the Coors Light Pole.

BnOu3fqCAAASnwCKevin Harvick, with a new NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) Kansas Speedway qualifying track record lap speed of 194.252 m.p.h., captured the 2014 5-hour ENERGY 400 Coors Light Pole Award Friday evening.

Harvick, who broke Matt Kenseth’s previous track record speed of 191.864 m.p.h. – set a year ago, received his second series pole of the season, his eighth series career pole and his second series pole at Kansas Speedway. (Note: Harvick originally broke the track record during the second round of qualifying with a lap speed of 194.658 m.p.h.)

Starting second with a qualifying lap speed of 193.910 m.p.h., will be Joey Logano, followed by his Team Penske teammate, Brad Keselowski (193.507 m.p.h.) starting third, Carl Edwards (193.188) fourth and series Sunoco Rookie of the Year (ROTY) candidate, Kyle Larson (193.050) starts fifth.

Rounding out the top-ten starting positions will be Kurt Busch (193.043 m.p.h.) starting sixth, Ryan Newman (192.816) seventh, Tony Stewart (192.548) eighth, Danica Patrick (192.452) ninth and Greg Biffle (191.980) starting tenth.

Failing to make the starting lineup was Dave Blaney.

The 4th annual 5-hour ENERGY 400 is scheduled to get underway around 7:50 p.m. (ET) Saturday evening, and FOX will provide television coverage beginning with their 7:00 p.m. (ET) pre-race show.

5-hour ENERGY 400 Qualifying Results
Pos. Car # Driver Best Speed Best Time Gap
1 4 Kevin Harvick 194.252 27.799 Leader
2 22 Joey Logano 193.910 27.848 -0.049
3 2 Brad Keselowski 193.507 27.906 -0.058
4 99 Carl Edwards 193.188 27.952 -0.046
5 42 Kyle Larson # 193.050 27.972 -0.020
6 41 Kurt Busch 193.043 27.973 -0.001
7 31 Ryan Newman 192.816 28.006 -0.033
8 14 Tony Stewart 192.548 28.045 -0.039
9 10 Danica Patrick 192.452 28.059 -0.014
10 16 Greg Biffle 191.980 28.128 -0.069
11 1 Jamie McMurray 191.782 28.157 -0.029
12 43 Aric Almirola 190.328 28.372 -0.215
Eliminated Round 2
13 24 Jeff Gordon 193.202 27.950 0.422
14 48 Jimmie Johnson 193.043 27.973 -0.023
15 55 Brian Vickers 193.023 27.976 -0.003
16 27 Paul Menard 192.892 27.995 -0.019
17 5 Kasey Kahne 192.823 28.005 -0.010
18 51 Justin Allgaier # 192.809 28.007 -0.002
19 3 Austin Dillon # 192.692 28.024 -0.017
20 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 192.637 28.032 -0.008
21 12 Ryan Blaney (i) 192.630 28.033 -0.001
22 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 192.246 28.089 -0.056
23 15 Clint Bowyer 191.809 28.153 -0.064
24 18 KyleBusch 189.720 28.463 -0.310
Eliminated Round 1
25 9 Marcos Ambrose 191.980 28.128 0.335
26 78 Martin Truex Jr. 191.761 28.160 -0.032
27 13 Casey Mears 191.680 28.172 -0.012
28 20 Matt Kenseth 191.510 28.197 -0.025
29 47 AJ Allmendinger 191.096 28.258 -0.061
30 11 Denny Hamlin 191.049 28.265 -0.007
31 83 Ryan Truex # 190.665 28.322 -0.057
32 98 Josh Wise 190.148 28.399 -0.077
33 23 Alex Bowman # 189.873 28.440 -0.041
34 7 Michael Annett # 189.341 28.520 -0.080
35 44 J.J. Yeley (i) 189.195 28.542 -0.022
36 26 Cole Whitt # 189.142 28.550 -0.008
37 36 Reed Sorenson Owner Points Owner Points Owner Points
38 34 David Ragan Owner Points Owner Points Owner Points
39 38 David Gilliland Owner Points Owner Points Owner Points
40 40 Landon Cassill (i) Owner Points Owner Points Owner Points
41 32 Travis Kvapil Owner Points Owner Points Owner Points
42 33 David Stremme Owner Points Owner Points Owner Points
43 66 Joe Nemechek(i) Owner Points Owner Points Owner Points
44 77 Dave Blaney DNQ DNQ DNQ

(i) Ineligible for Driver Points in this Series, # Denotes Rookie

 

 

 

 

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