On 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|
|5||42||Kyle Larson #||163.080||22.075|
|Eliminated From Round 1|
|13||88||Dale Earnhardt Jr||162.933||22.095|
|16||78||Martin Truex Jr.||162.844||22.107|
|23||3||Austin Dillon #||162.155||22.201|
|26||17||Ricky Stenhouse Jr||161.747||22.257|
|30||51||Justin Allgaier #||160.887||22.376|
|31||26||Cole Whitt #||160.592||22.417|
|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