Keselowski earns pole for final Nationwide Series race at Homestead

B2gYeCaCIAAPv8jIn the final NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) qualifying session of the 2014 season, it was Brad Keselowski – with a qualifying lap speed of 166.384 MPH – capturing the pole for today’s Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

This was Keselowski’s fifth series pole of the season, his 19th series career pole and his second series pole at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Starting second on the outside pole with a qualifying lap speed of 166.353 MPH will be Kyle Larson; followed by Matt Kenseth (166.006 MPH) starting third, Elliott Sadler (165.827) fourth and Ryan Blaney (165.756) start fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 starting positions will be Kyle Busch (165.685 MPH) starting sixth, Brian Scott (165.269) seventh, Brendan Gaughan (165.158) eighth and series rookies Dylan Kwasniewski (164.870) and Chris Buescher (164.224) starting ninth and 10th respectively.

Failing to make the starting lineup and heading home were: Ryan Ellis; Kevin Lepage; Derrike Cope; John Jackson and Martin Roy.

The 20th annual Ford EcoBoost 300 is set to get underway this afternoon around 4:50 p.m. (ET), and ESPN2 is schedule to cover the race beginning with their NASCAR Countdown pre-race show at 4:00 p.m. (ET).

Ford EcoBoost 300 Qualifying Results
Pos. Car # Driver Q1 Q2 Q3 Gap
1 22 Brad Keselowski (i) 32.907 32.591 32.455 Leader
2 42 Kyle Larson(i) 32.811 32.498 32.461 -0.006
3 20 Matt Kenseth (i) 32.818 32.575 32.529 -0.068
4 11 Elliot Sadler 33.213 32.759 32.564 -0.035
5 12 Ryan Blaney (i) 32.670 32.383 32.578 -0.014
6 54 Kyle Busch(i) 33.109 32.806 32.592 -0.014
7 2 Brian Scott 32.850 32.771 32.674 -0.082
8 62 Brendan Gaughan 32.938 32.746 32.696 -0.022
9 31 Dylan Kwasniewski # 33.102 32.934 32.753 -0.057
10 60 Chris Buescher # 32.971 32.881 32.882 -0.129
11 16 Ryan Reed # 33.008 32.909 32.933 -0.051
12 5 Josh Berry 33.311 32.911 33.198 -0.265
Eliminated From Round 2
13 6 Trevor Bayne 32.903 32.970 Eliminated 0.228
14 9 Chase Elliott # 33.364 32.997 Eliminated -0.027
15 7 Regan Smith 33.086 33.068 Eliminated -0.071
16 98 Corey LaJoie (i) 33.210 33.086 Eliminated -0.018
17 28 J.J. Yeley 33.231 33.097 Eliminated -0.011
18 19 Mike Bliss 33.172 33.107 Eliminated -0.010
19 43 Dakoda Armstrong # 33.320 33.118 Eliminated -0.011
20 51 Jeremy Clements 33.278 33.193 Eliminated -0.075
21 3 Ty Dillon # 33.089 33.353 Eliminated -0.160
22 44 Blake Koch 33.347 33.361 Eliminated -0.008
23 01 Landon Cassill 33.161 33.363 Eliminated -0.002
24 99 James Buescher 33.287 33.402 Eliminated -0.039
Eliminated From Round 1
25 10 Jeff Green 33.378 Eliminated 0.024
26 25 John Wes Townley (i) 33.421 Eliminated -0.043
27 14 Eric McClure 33.451 Eliminated -0.030
28 4 Jeffrey Earnhardt 33.504 Eliminated -0.053
29 55 David Star 33.576 Eliminated -0.072
30 93 TJ Bell (i) 33.583 Eliminated -0.007
31 33 Paul Menard (i) 33.603 Eliminated -0.020
32 39 Ryan Sieg # 33.642 Eliminated -0.039
33 36 Ryan Preece 33.673 Eliminated -0.031
34 91 Jeff Green 33.724 Eliminated -0.051
35 26 Jake Crum (i) 33.782 Eliminated -0.058
36 40 Matt DiBenedetto 33.841 Eliminated -0.059
37 23 Carlos Contreras Owner
Points
Eliminated -33.841
38 52 Joey Gase Owner
Points
Eliminated 0.000
39 87 Milka Duno Owner
Points
Eliminated 0.000
40 17 Tanner Berryhill 33.803 Eliminated 0.000

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

 

 

 

 

 

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