Joey Logano wins the pole for Saturday night’s Federated 400 at RIR

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Early Friday evening at Richmond International Raceway, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) driver, Joey Logano – with a qualifying lap speed of 126.470 mph, captured the pole for Saturday night’s Federated Auto Parts 400.

Logano, who also won the pole at RIR earlier this year, received his fifth series pole and 19th top-10 start of the 2015 season, his 13th series career pole in 245 races and his second series pole in 14 races at Richmond.

Matt Kenseth will start on the outside pole in second with a qualifying lap speed of 126.357 mph, and he will be followed by Brad Keselowski (126.351 mph) starting third, Kyle Busch (125.950) fourth and David Ragan (125.827) starts fifth.

Defending series champion and current points leader, Kevin Harvick (125.798 mph) will start from sixth, while Carl Edwards (125.733) starts seventh, Kurt Busch (125.488) eighth, Jimmie Johnson (125.406) ninth and Tony Stewart (125.278) rounds out the top-10 starting positions.

Failing to make the 43-car lineup and heading home were Josh Wise and Timmy Hill.

The 58th annual Federated Auto Parts 400 is scheduled to get underway around 7:30 p.m. (ET) Saturday evening.

Federated Auto Parts 400 Qualifying Results
Pos. Car # Driver Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Gap
1 22 Joey Logano 21.158 21.170 21.349 Leader
2 20 Matt Kenseth 20.883 21.141 21.368 -0.019
3 2 Brad Keselowski 21.084 21.366 21.369 -0.001
4 18 Kyle Busch 21.077 21.285 21.437 -0.068
5 55 David Ragan 21.173 21.318 21.458 -0.021
6 4 Kevin Harvick 21.098 21.293 21.463 -0.005
7 19 Carl Edwards 21.193 21.339 21.474 -0.011
8 41 Kurt Busch 21.061 21.340 21.516 -0.042
9 48 Jimmie Johnson 21.056 21.264 21.530 -0.014
10 14 Tony Stewart 21.196 21.361 21.552 -0.022
11 42 Kyle Larson 21.198 21.343 21.560 -0.008
12 3 Austin Dillon 21.186 21.284 21.570 -0.010
13 31 Ryan Newman 21.053 21.372 Eliminated -0.088
14 10 Danica Patrick 21.084 21.376 Eliminated -0.004
15 13 Casey Mears 21.184 21.395 Eliminated -0.019
16 78 Martin Truex Jr. 21.224 21.406 Eliminated -0.011
17 33 Brian Scott (i) 21.229 21.424 Eliminated -0.018
18 51 Justin Allgaier 21.157 21.439 Eliminated -0.015
19 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 21.104 21.449 Eliminated -0.010
20 5 Kasey Kahne 21.195 21.456 Eliminated -0.007
21 47 AJ Allmendinger 21.117 21.465 Eliminated -0.009
22 27 Paul Menard 21.239 21.478 Eliminated -0.013
23 24 Jeff Gordon 21.159 21.497 Eliminated -0.019
24 43 Aric Almirola 21.217 21.509 Eliminated -0.012
25 11 Denny Hamlin 21.243 Eliminated -0.026
26 15 Clint Bowyer 21.244 Eliminated -0.001
27 46 Michael Annett 21.244 Eliminated 0.000
28 6 Trevor Bayne 21.250 Eliminated -0.006
29 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 21.290 Eliminated -0.040
30 38 David Gilliland 21.296 Eliminated -0.006
31 1 Jamie McMurray 21.345 Eliminated -0.049
32 9 Sam Hornish Jr. 21.381 Eliminated -0.036
33 83 Matt Dibenedetto # 21.381 Eliminated 0.000
34 35 Cole Whitt 21.430 Eliminated -0.049
35 40 Landon Cassill (i) 21.443 Eliminated -0.013
36 7 Alex Bowman 21.445 Eliminated -0.002
37 34 Brett Moffitt # 21.503 Eliminated -0.058
38 16 Greg Biffle 21.558 Eliminated -0.055
39 95 Michael McDowell 21.619 Eliminated -0.061
40 98 Reed Sorenson 21.657 Eliminated -0.038
41 23 Jeb Burton # 21.757 Eliminated -0.100
42 32 Jeffrey Earnhardt (i) 21.767 Eliminated -0.010
43 26 J.J. Yeley (i) 21.857 Eliminated -0.090
44 30 Josh Wise 21.489 DNQ 0.368
45 62 Timmy Hill (i) 22.891 DNQ -1.402

# – Rookie
(i) Ineligible for driver points in this series

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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