Joey Logano earns fourth pole of season, first at Kansas

CEha0CKWIAA2vs8Joey Logano, with a qualifying lap speed of 192.397 MPH, captured the pole Friday night at Kansas Speedway for tomorrow night’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) SpongeBob SquarePants 400.

This was Logano’s fourth series pole and ninth top-10 start in the 2015 season, his 12th series career pole and his first series pole at Kansas Speedway,

Sharing the front row with Logano to start second with a qualifying lap speed of 191.911 MPH will be Kasey Kahne; followed by Brad Keselowski (191.857 MPH) starting third, Martin Truex Jr. (191.782) fourth and Carl Edwards (191.578) starts fifth.

The reigning series champion and current points leader, Kevin Harvick (191.299 MPH) will start sixth, while Greg Biffle (191.015) starts seventh, Kurt Busch (190.853) eighth, Jamie McMurray (190.228) ninth and Kyle Larson (190.154) rounds out the top-10 starting positions.

Failing to make the starting lineup was Brendan Gaughan.

Weather permitting, the 5th annual SpongeBob SquarePants 400 is scheduled to get underway around 7:50 p.m. (ET) Saturday evening, and this night race will be televised by FOX Sports 1.

SpongeBob SquarePants 400 Qualifying Results
Pos. Car # Driver Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Gap
1 22 Joey Logano 28.139 28.251 28.067 Leader
2 5 Kasey Kahne 28.294 28.262 28.138 -0.071
3 2 Brad Keselowski 28.240 28.198 28.146 -0.008
4 78 Martin Truex Jr. 28.197 28.127 28.157 -0.011
5 19 Carl Edwards 28.075 28.146 28.187 -0.030
6 4 Kevin Harvick 28.201 28.234 28.228 -0.041
7 16 Greg Biffle 28.356 28.291 28.270 -0.042
8 41 Kurt Busch 28.262 28.296 28.294 -0.024
9 1 Jamie McMurray 28.149 28.218 28.387 -0.093
10 42 Kyle Larson 28.346 28.264 28.398 -0.011
11 24 Jeff Gordon 28.304 28.229 28.436 -0.038
12 18 Erik Jones (i) 28.218 28.248 28.490 -0.054
Eliminated From Round 2
13 11 Denny Hamlin 28.269 28.315 Eliminated -0.067
14 43 Aric Almirola 28.281 28.318 Eliminated -0.003
15 31 Ryan Newman 28.359 28.338 Eliminated -0.020
16 14 Tony Stewart 28.268 28.345 Eliminated -0.007
17 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 28.176 28.347 Eliminated -0.002
18 20 Matt Kenseth 28.328 28.350 Eliminated -0.003
19 48 Jimmie Johnson 28.296 28.379 Eliminated -0.029
20 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 28.340 28.387 Eliminated -0.008
21 15 Clint Bowyer 28.345 28.393 Eliminated -0.006
22 27 Paul Menard 28.439 28.414 Eliminated -0.021
23 55 David Ragan 28.445 28.457 Eliminated -0.043
24 13 Casey Mears 28.449 28.545 Eliminated -0.088
Eliminated From Round 1
25 51 Justin Allgaier 28.480 Eliminated -0.031
26 9 Sam Hornish Jr. 28.506 Eliminated -0.026
27 10 Danica Patrick 28.519 Eliminated -0.013
28 3 Austin Dillon 28.547 Eliminated -0.028
29 47 AJ Allmendinger 28.584 Eliminated -0.037
30 6 Trevor Bayne 28.586 Eliminated -0.002
31 95 Michael McDowell 28.586 Eliminated 0.000
32 33 Ty Dillon(i) 28.599 Eliminated -0.013
33 26 Jeb Burton # 28.630 Eliminated -0.031
34 35 Cole Whitt 28.762 Eliminated -0.132
35 83 Matt Dibenedetto # 28.774 Eliminated -0.012
36 7 Alex Bowman 28.791 Eliminated -0.017
37 23 J.J. Yeley (i) 28.962 Eliminated -0.171
38 38 David Gilliland 28.971 Eliminated -0.009
39 34 Brett Moffitt # 28.976 Eliminated -0.005
40 98 Josh Wise 28.994 Eliminated -0.018
41 40 Landon Cassill (i) 29.167 Eliminated -0.173
42 32 Joey Gase(i) 29.181 Eliminated -0.014
43 46 Michael Annett 29.384 Eliminated -0.203
Did Not Qualify
44 62 Brendan Gaughan (i) 29.358 Eliminated 0.026

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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