Matt Kenseth will start on the pole position for the second time at Bristol Motor Speedway

CC02CTRUUAAR52zMatt Kenseth, with a qualifying lap speed of 128.632 MPH, captured the pole Friday for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) Food City 500 in Support of Steve Byrnes and Stand Up to Cancer, which will be held on Sunday at Bristol Motor Speedway (BMS).

This was Kenseth’s first series pole of the 2015 season, his 14th series career pole and his second series pole at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Starting second on the outside pole with a qualifying lap speed of 128.442 MPH will be Brad Keselowski, and he’ll be followed by Carl Edwards (128.322 MPH) starting third, Kevin Harvick (128.211) fourth and Denny Hamlin (127.419) starts fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 starting positions will be Joey Logano (127.317 MPH) starting sixth, Kurt Busch (126.871) seventh, Kasey Kahne and Paul Menard (with the identical lap speed of 126.829 MPH) will start eighth and ninth respectively, and Jamie McMurray (126.612) starting from 10th.

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

On Saturday, the qualified teams will have two more practice sessions beginning with a early morning session (8:30 a.m – 9:25 a.m. ET – On FOX Sports 1), and then their final (“Happy Hour”) practice later that morning/early afternoon (11:30 a.m. – 12:25 p.m. ET – On FOX Sports 1).

The 55th annual Food City 500 in Support of Steve Byrnes and Stand Up To Cancer is scheduled to get underway around 1:20 p.m. (ET) Sunday afternoon, and FOX will provide television coverage of the event.

Food City 500 In Support Of Steve Byrnes And Stand Up To Cancer Qualifying Results
Pos. Car # Driver Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Gap
1 20 Matt Kenseth 14.928 14.953 14.917 Leader
2 2 Brad Keselowski 14.926 15.006 14.939 -0.022
3 19 Carl Edwards 15.036 15.026 14.953 -0.014
4 4 Kevin Harvick 15.019 14.978 14.966 -0.013
5 11 Denny Hamlin 15.109 15.050 15.059 -0.093
6 22 Joey Logano 14.841 14.938 15.071 -0.012
7 41 Kurt Busch 15.123 14.992 15.124 -0.053
8 5 Kasey Kahne 14.938 15.043 15.129 -0.005
9 27 Paul Menard 15.068 15.032 15.129 0.000
10 1 Jamie McMurray 15.169 15.073 15.155 -0.026
11 18 David Ragan 14.918 15.083 15.176 -0.021
12 3 Austin Dillon 14.998 15.073 15.197 -0.021
Eliminated From Round 2
13 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 15.049 15.099 Eliminated -0.026
14 42 Kyle Larson 15.112 15.100 Eliminated -0.001
15 51 Justin Allgaier 15.054 15.161 Eliminated -0.061
16 78 Martin Truex Jr. 15.160 15.168 Eliminated -0.007
17 40 Landon Cassill (i) 15.139 15.177 Eliminated -0.009
18 31 Ryan Newman 15.083 15.218 Eliminated -0.041
19 95 Michael McDowell 15.139 15.235 Eliminated -0.017
20 47 AJ Allmendinger 15.117 15.236 Eliminated -0.001
21 14 Tony Stewart 15.068 15.249 Eliminated -0.013
22 83 Matt Dibenedetto 15.091 15.253 Eliminated -0.004
23 24 Jeff Gordon 15.003 15.276 Eliminated -0.023
24 55 Brett Moffitt # 15.052 15.326 Eliminated -0.050
Eliminated From Round 1
25 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 15.183 Eliminated -0.131
26 10 Danica Patrick 15.189 Eliminated -0.006
27 13 Casey Mears 15.192 Eliminated -0.003
28 48 Jimmie Johnson 15.211 Eliminated -0.019
29 23 J.J. Yeley (i) 15.223 Eliminated -0.012
30 43 Aric Almirola 15.250 Eliminated -0.027
31 6 Trevor Bayne 15.253 Eliminated -0.003
32 38 David Gilliland 15.274 Eliminated -0.021
33 16 Greg Biffle 15.283 Eliminated -0.009
34 26 Jeb Burton # 15.288 Eliminated -0.005
35 98 Josh Wise 15.295 Eliminated -0.007
36 46 Michael Annett 15.331 Eliminated -0.036
37 15 Clint Bowyer 15.348 Eliminated -0.017
38 34 Chris Buescher (i) 15.348 Eliminated 0.000
39 9 Sam Hornish Jr. 15.358 Eliminated -0.010
40 7 Alex Bowman 15.405 Eliminated -0.047
41 32 Mike Bliss(i) 15.458 Eliminated -0.053
42 35 Cole Whitt 15.468 Eliminated -0.010
43 33 Alex Kennedy 15.523 Eliminated -0.055
Did Not Qualify
44 62 Brendan Gaughan (i) 15.470 Eliminated 0.053
45 30 Ron Hornaday 15.514 Eliminated -0.044

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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