Red-hot Kevin Harvick burns up Phoenix International Raceway with first career pole there

CABLvLGWoAAjWAnThe defending 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) champion and last week’s Kobalt 400 winner, Kevin Harvick – with a qualifying lap speed of 140.751 MPH – captured the pole Friday night for Sunday’s NSCS CampingWorld.com 500 at Phoenix International Raceway (PIR).

This was Harvick’s first series pole of the season, his 15th series career pole and his first series pole at PIR.

Starting on the outside pole to start second with a qualifying lap speed of 140.543 MPH, will be Joey Logano; followed by Jamie McMurray (140.422 MPH) starting third, Matt Kenseth (140.072) fourth and Ryan Newman (139.833) starts fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 starting positions will be Brad Keselowski (139.817 MPH) starting sixth, Carl Edwards (139.779) seventh, Kurt Busch (139.665) eighth, and the Hendrick Motorsports teammates, Kasey Kahne (139.643) and Jeff Gordon (139.535) starting ninth and 10th respectively.

Failing to make the 43-car starting lineup were Tanner Berryhill and Travis Kvapil.

The qualified teams return to the track for two more practice sessions on Saturday, beginning with a session from 11:30 a.m. – 12:25 p.m. (ET – On FOX Sports 1), and then their “Happy Hour” (final) practice from 2:30 p.m. – 3:20 p.m. (ET – On FOX Sports 1).

The 11th annual CampingWorld.com 500 is scheduled to get started around 3:50 p.m. (ET) Sunday afternoon, and FOX will provide television coverage of the event.

Campingworld.com 500(k) Qualifying Results
Pos. Car # Driver Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Gap
1 4 Kevin Harvick 26.074 25.616 25.577 Leader
2 22 Joey Logano 26.142 25.654 25.615 -0.038
3 1 Jamie McMurray 25.977 25.735 25.637 -0.022
4 20 Matt Kenseth 25.991 25.707 25.701 -0.064
5 31 Ryan Newman 25.949 25.746 25.745 -0.044
6 2 Brad Keselowski 26.111 25.738 25.748 -0.003
7 19 Carl Edwards 26.088 25.729 25.755 -0.007
8 41 Kurt Busch 25.969 25.794 25.776 -0.021
9 5 Kasey Kahne 25.963 25.639 25.780 -0.004
10 24 Jeff Gordon 26.115 25.854 25.800 -0.020
11 3 Austin Dillon 26.046 25.855 25.905 -0.105
12 42 Kyle Larson 26.010 25.806 25.945 -0.040
Eliminated From Round 2
13 18 David Ragan 25.922 25.870 0.000 0.075
14 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 26.094 25.873 0.000 -0.003
15 78 Martin Truex Jr. 26.170 25.921 0.000 -0.048
16 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 26.009 25.934 0.000 -0.013
17 14 Tony Stewart 26.067 25.952 0.000 -0.018
18 55 Brian Vickers 26.041 25.964 0.000 -0.012
19 16 Greg Biffle 26.041 25.990 0.000 -0.026
20 48 Jimmie Johnson 26.080 25.996 0.000 -0.006
21 27 Paul Menard 26.074 25.997 0.000 -0.001
22 47 AJ Allmendinger 26.060 26.006 0.000 -0.009
23 10 Danica Patrick 26.124 26.031 0.000 -0.025
24 13 Casey Mears 26.158 26.113 0.000 -0.082
Eliminated From Round 1
25 11 Denny Hamlin 26.170 0.000 0.000 0.057
26 7 Alex Bowman 26.208 0.000 0.000 -0.038
27 9 Sam Hornish Jr. 26.237 0.000 0.000 -0.029
28 51 Justin Allgaier 26.340 0.000 0.000 -0.103
29 38 David Gilliland 26.357 0.000 0.000 -0.017
30 15 Clint Bowyer 26.364 0.000 0.000 -0.007
31 46 Michael Annett 26.380 0.000 0.000 -0.016
32 43 Aric Almirola 26.392 0.000 0.000 -0.012
33 40 Landon Cassill (i) 26.419 0.000 0.000 -0.027
34 98 Josh Wise 26.423 0.000 0.000 -0.004
35 83 Matt Dibenedetto 26.503 0.000 0.000 -0.080
36 6 Trevor Bayne 26.534 0.000 0.000 -0.031
37 32 Mike Bliss(i) 26.645 0.000 0.000 -0.111
38 34 Brett Moffitt 26.661 0.000 0.000 -0.016
39 35 Cole Whitt 26.677 0.000 0.000 -0.016
40 23 J.J. Yeley (i) 26.741 0.000 0.000 -0.064
41 26 Jeb Burton # 26.784 0.000 0.000 -0.043
42 62 Brendan Gaughan (i) 26.983 0.000 0.000 -0.199
43 33 Alex Kennedy 27.207 0.000 0.000 -0.224
44 66 Tanner Berryhill (i) 27.163 0.000 0.000 0.044
45 44 Travis Kvapil (i) 27.255 0.000 0.000 -0.092

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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