Joey Logano wins the pole for Saturday night’s Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond

CDZUZgeUIAAOsLEEarly Friday evening at Richmond International Raceway (RIR), NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) driver, Joey Logano – with a qualifying lap speed of 127.071 MPH – captured the pole for Sunday night’s Toyota Owners 400.

This was Logano’s third series pole of the 2015 season, his 11th series career pole and his first series pole at RIR.

Denny Hamlin will start on the outside pole in second with a qualifying lap speed of 126.796 MPH, and he will be followed by Kurt Busch (126.606 MPH) who starts third, AJ Allmendinger (126.570) fourth and reigning series champion, Kevin Harvick (126.428) starts fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 starting positions will be Martin Truex Jr. (126.115 MPH) starting sixth, Brad Keselowski (126.027) seventh, Matt Kenseth (125.821) eighth, Jamie McMurray (125.587) ninth and David Ragan (125.471) will start from 10th.

Failing to make the 43-car starting lineup were two drivers: Jeb Burton and Brendan Gaughan.

Weather permitting (80% chance of rain), the 61st annual Toyota Owners 400 is scheduled to get started approximately at 7:20 p.m. (ET) Saturday night, and FOX will provide television coverage of the race.

Toyota Owners 400 Qualifying Results
Pos. Car # Driver Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Gap
1 22 Joey Logano 21.089 21.303 21.248 Leader
2 11 Denny Hamlin 21.121 21.080 21.294 -0.046
3 41 Kurt Busch 20.987 21.297 21.326 -0.032
4 47 AJ Allmendinger 21.136 21.294 21.332 -0.006
5 4 Kevin Harvick 20.840 21.152 21.356 -0.024
6 78 Martin Truex Jr. 21.043 21.236 21.409 -0.053
7 2 Brad Keselowski 20.894 21.220 21.424 -0.015
8 20 Matt Kenseth 21.099 21.211 21.459 -0.035
9 1 Jamie McMurray 21.179 21.262 21.499 -0.040
10 18 David Ragan 21.012 21.303 21.519 -0.020
11 24 Jeff Gordon 21.043 21.278 21.540 -0.021
12 42 Kyle Larson 21.047 21.313 21.604 -0.064
Eliminated From Round 2
13 14 Tony Stewart 21.197 21.358 Eliminated -0.045
14 55 Brett Moffitt # 21.066 21.359 Eliminated -0.001
15 27 Paul Menard 21.096 21.368 Eliminated -0.009
16 25 Chase Elliott (i) 21.115 21.373 Eliminated -0.005
17 15 Clint Bowyer 21.199 21.376 Eliminated -0.003
18 19 Carl Edwards 21.071 21.390 Eliminated -0.014
19 40 Landon Cassill (i) 21.109 21.398 Eliminated -0.008
20 3 Austin Dillon 21.138 21.400 Eliminated -0.002
21 10 Danica Patrick 21.197 21.470 Eliminated -0.070
22 51 Justin Allgaier 21.137 21.487 Eliminated -0.017
23 31 Ryan Newman 21.096 21.512 Eliminated -0.025
24 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 21.195 21.607 Eliminated -0.095
Eliminated From Round 1
25 13 Casey Mears 21.208 Eliminated -0.013
26 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 21.216 Eliminated -0.008
27 43 Aric Almirola 21.248 Eliminated -0.032
28 98 Josh Wise 21.251 Eliminated -0.003
29 9 Sam Hornish Jr. 21.278 Eliminated -0.027
30 38 David Gilliland 21.289 Eliminated -0.011
31 35 Cole Whitt 21.293 Eliminated -0.004
32 16 Greg Biffle 21.311 Eliminated -0.018
33 30 Jeff Green (i) 21.318 Eliminated -0.007
34 6 Trevor Bayne 21.334 Eliminated -0.016
35 32 Joey Gase(i) 21.337 Eliminated -0.003
36 48 Jimmie Johnson 21.341 Eliminated -0.004
37 83 Matt Dibenedetto 21.341 Eliminated 0.000
38 46 Michael Annett 21.352 Eliminated -0.011
39 23 J.J. Yeley (i) 21.418 Eliminated -0.066
40 5 Kasey Kahne 21.444 Eliminated -0.026
41 7 Alex Bowman 21.535 Eliminated -0.091
42 33 Alex Kennedy 21.539 Eliminated -0.004
43 34 Reed Sorenson 21.912 Eliminated -0.373
Did Not Qualify
44 26 Jeb Burton # 21.511 Eliminated 0.401
45 62 Brendan Gaughan (i) 21.644 Eliminated -0.133

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

 

 

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