Team Penske sweeps Nationwide front row at the Glen

Bumui6uCYAIDX6JBrad Keselowski broke the qualifying track record at Watkins Glen International in the NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) Saturday morning, as Keselowski’s speed of 124.194mph, puts him on the pole for today’s Zippo 200 at The Glen.

Keselowski, who broke Sam Hornish, Jr’s record set last year of 123.291mph, received his fourth series pole of the 2014 season, his eighteenth series career pole and his first series pole at Watkins Glen International.

Hornish’s fellow Team Penske teammate, Joey Logano, will start on the outside pole with a qualifying lap speed of 124.056mph, and they will be followed by Kyle Busch (123.729mph) starting third, Marcos Ambrose (123.673) fourth and Regan Smith (123.453) starts fifth.

“The fleet” of Richard Childress Racing drivers, Paul Menard (123.315mph) Brian Scott (123.004) rookie Ty Dillon (122.834) and Brendan Gaughan (122.517) will start sixth, seventh, eighth and ninth respectively, and Matt Kenseth (122.196) rounds out the top-ten starting positions.

With only 39 drivers attempting to fill the 40-car field, there was no one failing to make the starting lineup.

The 20th annual Zippo 200 at The Glen is scheduled to get started around 2:30 p.m. (ET) this afternoon, and television coverage of the event will be provided by ESPN on ABC beginning with their 2:00 p.m. (ET) NASCAR Countdown pre-race show.

Zippo 200 Qualifying Results
Pos. Car # Driver Best Speed Best Time Gap
1 22 Brad Keselowski (i) 124.194 71.018 Leader
2 12 Joey Logano (i) 124.056 71.097 -0.079
3 54 Kyle Busch(i) 123.729 71.285 -0.188
4 09 Marcos Ambrose (i) 123.673 71.317 -0.032
5 7 Regan Smith 123.453 71.444 -0.127
6 33 Paul Menard (i) 123.315 71.524 -0.080
7 2 Brian Scott 123.004 71.705 -0.181
8 3 Ty Dillon # 122.834 71.804 -0.099
9 62 Brendan Gaughan 122.517 71.990 -0.186
10 20 Matt Kenseth(i) 122.196 72.179 -0.189
11 31 Dylan Kwasniewski # 121.590 72.539 -0.360
12 60 Chris Buescher # 121.516 72.583 -0.044
13 42 Kyle Larson(i) 122.113 72.228 0.355
14 11 Elliot Sadler 122.105 72.233 -0.005
15 9 Chase Elliott # 122.034 72.275 -0.042
16 6 Trevor Bayne 121.763 72.436 -0.161
17 99 James Buescher 120.470 73.213 -0.777
18 87 Joe Nemechek(i) 120.311 73.310 -0.097
19 19 Mike Bliss 120.242 73.352 -0.042
20 44 Carlos Contreras 120.190 73.384 -0.032
21 43 Dakoda Armstrong # 119.938 73.538 -0.154
22 40 Matt DiBenedetto 119.909 73.556 -0.018
23 01 Landon Cassill 119.671 73.702 -0.146
24 28 J.J. Yeley 119.642 73.720 -0.018
25 55 Brennan Newberry (i) 119.562 73.769 -0.049
26 51 Jeremy Clements 119.517 73.797 -0.028
27 75 Kenny Habul 119.207 73.989 -0.192
28 16 Ryan Reed # 119.191 73.999 -0.010
29 14 Eric McClure 118.534 74.409 -0.410
30 4 Jeffrey Earnhardt 118.496 74.433 -0.024
31 93 Tomy Drissi(i) 118.272 74.574 -0.141
32 39 Ryan Sieg # 118.215 74.610 -0.036
33 17 Tanner Berryhill 117.339 75.167 -0.557
34 23 Kevin O’Connell 116.102 75.968 -0.801
35 46 Josh Wise(i) 116.060 75.995 -0.027
36 70 Derrike Cope 115.800 76.166 -0.171
37 52 Joey Gase 113.474 77.727 -1.561
38 74 Roger Reuse 109.488 80.557 -2.830
39 10 Blake Koch 107.964 81.694 -1.137

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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