Brad Keselowski sets new track record to earning Sprint Cup pole at Dover

Bo6bf_7CcAAa-88On Friday at Dover International Speedway, Brad Keselowski, with a new NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) qualifying track record speed of 164.444 m.p.h., captured the 2014 FedEx 400 Coors Light Pole Award.

Keselowski, who broke Dale Earnhardt, Jr’s previous record of 161.849 m.p.h. – that was set here last September, received his second series pole of the season, his fifth series career pole and his first series pole at “the Monster Mile.”

Starting second and on the outside pole with a qualifying lap speed of 163.785 m.p.h., will be Kyle Busch, followed by Joey Logano (163.688 m.p.h.) starting third, Jimmie Johnson (163.362) fourth and series Sunoco Rookie of the Year (ROTY) candidate, Kyle Larson (163.080) starts fifth.

Rounding out the top-ten starting positions will be Denny Hamlin (163.066 m.p.h.) starting sixth, Jeff Gordon (163.066) seventh, Kevin Harvick (162.499) eighth, Brian Vickers (162.411) ninth and Clint Bowyer (162.243) will start from tenth.

With only 43 drivers attempting to fill the 43-car field, there was no one failing to make the starting lineup.

On Saturday, the teams return for two more practice sessions beginning with a morning session from 9:30 a.m. – 10:20 a.m. (ET) and then their “Happy Hour” (final) practice from 12:30 p.m. – 1:20 p.m. (ET).

The 45th annual FedEx 400 is scheduled to get started around 1:20 p.m. (ET) Sunday afternoon, and FOX will conclude their season coverage (TNT takes over for the next six races starting with Pocono) with their 12:30 p.m. (ET) pre-race show.

NASCAR Sprint FedEx 400 Qualifying Results
Pos. Car # Driver Best Speed Best Time
1 2 Brad Keselowski 164.444 21.892
2 18 KyleBusch 163.785 21.980
3 22 Joey Logano 163.866 21.993
4 48 Jimmie Johnson 163.362 22.037
5 42 Kyle Larson # 163.080 22.075
6 24 Jeff Gordon 163.066 22.077
7 11 Denny Hamlin 163.066 22.077
8 4 Kevin Harvick 162.499 22.154
9 55 Brian Vickers 162.411 22.166
10 15 Clint Bowyer 162.243 22.189
11 47 AJ Allmendinger 162.155 22.201
12 16 Greg Biffle 160.995 22.361
Eliminated From Round 1
13 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 162.933 22.095
14 31 Ryan Newman 162.903 22.099
15 27 Paul Menard 162.889 22.101
16 78 Martin Truex Jr. 162.844 22.107
17 5 Kasey Kahne 162.690 22.128
18 66 Brett Moffitt 162.602 22.140
19 1 Jamie McMurray 162.580 22.143
20 14 Tony Stewart 162.550 22.147
21 20 Matt Kenseth 162.536 22.149
22 13 Casey Mears 162.250 22.188
23 3 Austin Dillon # 162.155 22.201
24 41 Kurt Busch 162.009 22.221
25 43 Aric Almirola 161.754 22.256
26 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 161.747 22.257
27 9 Marcos Ambrose 161.725 22.260
28 10 Danica Patrick 161.623 22.274
29 99 Carl Edwards 161.573 22.281
30 51 Justin Allgaier # 160.887 22.376
31 26 Cole Whitt # 160.592 22.417
32 38 David Gilliland 160.435 22.439
33 98 Josh Wise 160.206 22.471
34 34 David Ragan 159.419 22.582
35 23 Alex Bowman # 159.391 22.586
36 40 Landon Cassill (i) 159.200 22.613
37 44 J.J. Yeley (i) Owner Points
38 36 Reed Sorenson Owner Points
39 7 Michael Annett # Owner Points
40 33 David Stremme Owner Points
41 83 Ryan Truex # Owner Points
42 77 Dave Blaney Owner Points
43 32 Blake Koch(i) Owner Points

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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