Joey Logano wins pole at Martinsville for first time in his career

CBJBnsVUgAAiJKfFriday evening at Martinsville Speedway, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) driver Joey Logano, with a qualifying lap speed of 98.461 MPH, captured the pole for Sunday’s STP 500.

This was Logano’s second series pole of the 2015 season, his 10th series career pole and his first series pole at the “paperclip” shaped short-track.

Starting on the outside pole in second with a qualifying lap speed of 98.328 MPH will be Ryan Newman; followed by Martin Truex Jr. (98.048 MPH) starting third, and the Hendrick Motorsports teammates, Jeff Gordon (97.613) and Jimmie Johnson (97.583) claiming the fourth and fifth starting positions respectively.

Rounding out the top-10 starting positions will be Tony Stewart (97.468 MPH) starting sixth, Kyle Larson (97.463) seventh, Matt Kenseth (97.392) eighth, Kasey Kahne (97.282) ninth and AJ Allmendinger (97.262) starts 10th.

Failing to make the 43-car field starting lineup were Ron Hornaday Jr., and Brendan Gaughan.

The qualified teams return on Saturday for two more practice sessions beginning with a morning session from 10:00 a.m – 10:55 am (ET – On FOX Sports 1), and then their final (“Happy Hour”) practice from 1:00 p.m. – 1:50 p.m (ET – On FOX Sports 2).

The 66th annual STP 500 is scheduled to get underway around 1:20 p.m. (ET) Sunday afternoon, and FOX Sports 1 will provide television coverage of the event.

STP 500 Qualifying Results
Pos. Car # Driver Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Gap
1 22 Joey Logano 19.345 19.395 19.232 Leader
2 31 Ryan Newman 19.395 19.337 19.258 -0.026
3 78 Martin Truex Jr. 19.408 19.426 19.313 -0.055
4 24 Jeff Gordon 19.453 19.369 19.399 -0.086
5 48 Jimmie Johnson 19.377 19.384 19.405 -0.006
6 14 Tony Stewart 19.484 19.362 19.428 -0.023
7 42 Kyle Larson 19.446 19.389 19.429 -0.001
8 20 Matt Kenseth 19.322 19.419 19.443 -0.014
9 5 Kasey Kahne 19.411 19.418 19.465 -0.022
10 47 AJ Allmendinger 19.424 19.381 19.469 -0.004
11 19 Carl Edwards 19.444 19.428 19.486 -0.017
12 2 Brad Keselowski 19.447 19.394 19.514 -0.028
Eliminated From Round 2
13 27 Paul Menard 19.458 19.444 Eliminated -0.050
14 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 19.464 19.461 Eliminated -0.017
15 11 Denny Hamlin 19.443 19.468 Eliminated -0.007
16 10 Danica Patrick 19.454 19.468 Eliminated 0.000
17 4 Kevin Harvick 19.487 19.470 Eliminated -0.002
18 43 Aric Almirola 19.476 19.474 Eliminated -0.004
19 1 Jamie McMurray 19.480 19.477 Eliminated -0.003
20 18 David Ragan 19.484 19.562 Eliminated -0.085
21 51 Justin Allgaier 19.473 19.564 Eliminated -0.002
22 3 Austin Dillon 19.515 19.570 Eliminated -0.006
23 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 19.436 19.611 Eliminated -0.041
24 13 Casey Mears 19.459 0.000 Eliminated 19.611
Eliminated From Round 1
25 16 Greg Biffle 19.525 Eliminated -0.066
26 41 Kurt Busch 19.533 Eliminated -0.008
27 25 Chase Elliott (i) 19.538 Eliminated -0.005
28 46 Michael Annett 19.542 Eliminated -0.004
29 38 David Gilliland 19.589 Eliminated -0.047
30 15 Clint Bowyer 19.599 Eliminated -0.010
31 98 Josh Wise 19.601 Eliminated -0.002
32 26 Jeb Burton # 19.624 Eliminated -0.023
33 55 Brett Moffitt # 19.652 Eliminated -0.028
34 40 Landon Cassill (i) 19.664 Eliminated -0.012
35 34 Chris Buescher (i) 19.672 Eliminated -0.008
36 6 Trevor Bayne 19.673 Eliminated -0.001
37 35 Cole Whitt 19.713 Eliminated -0.040
38 9 Sam Hornish Jr. 19.720 Eliminated -0.007
39 7 Alex Bowman 19.744 Eliminated -0.024
40 32 Mike Bliss(i) 19.788 Eliminated -0.044
41 33 Alex Kennedy # 19.871 Eliminated -0.083
42 23 J.J. Yeley (i) 19.890 Eliminated -0.019
43 83 Matt Dibenedetto 20.025 Eliminated -0.135
Did Not Qualify
44 62 Brendan Gaughan (i) 19.801 Eliminated 0.224
45 30 Ron Hornaday 19.850 Eliminated -0.049

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

 

 

 

 

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