Brad Keselowski takes pole for Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Kansas

UntitledBrad Keselowski, with a qualifying lap speed of 195.503 MPH, captured the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) pole Friday evening, and will lead the field in Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway.

This was Keselowski’s second series pole and 20th top-10 start of the 2015 season, his 10th series career pole in 228 races and his second series pole in 12 races at Kansas Speedway.

On a down side for the No. 2 Miller Lite team, the perk -due to  winning the pole – giving first choice of pit stall, the team lost the perk for receiving a total of four warnings prior to this weekend.

Starting second on the outside pole with a qualifying lap speed of 195.454 MPH will be Carl Edwards, and he’ll be followed by Kyle Busch (194.826 MPH) starting third, Kevin Harvick (194.756) fourth and Denny Hamlin (194.735) starts fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 starting positions will be Jeff Gordon (194.623 MPH) starting from sixth, Martin Truex Jr. (194.370) seventh, Ryan Blaney (194.363) eighth, Kurt Busch (194.335) ninth and Ryan Newman (194.301) will start 10th.

Failing to make the 43-car field and going home was Timmy Hill.

On Saturday, the qualified team will have two more practice sessions beginning with a late morning/early afteroon session from 11:30 a.m. – 12:25 p.m. ET  on CNBC, and then their “Happy Hour” (final) practice from 2:30 p.m. – 3:20 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

The 15th annual Hollywood Casino 400 is scheduled to get underway around 2:15 p.m. (ET) Sunday afternoon on NBC.

Hollywood Casino 400 Qualifying Results
Pos. Car # Driver Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Gap
1 2 Brad Keselowski 27.678 27.720 27.621 Leader
2 19 Carl Edwards 27.764 27.691 27.628 -0.007
3 18 Kyle Busch 27.939 27.746 27.717 -0.089
4 4 Kevin Harvick 27.757 27.792 27.727 -0.010
5 11 Denny Hamlin 27.806 27.705 27.730 -0.003
6 24 Jeff Gordon 27.997 27.800 27.746 -0.016
7 78 Martin Truex Jr. 28.009 27.771 27.782 -0.036
8 21 Ryan Blaney (i) 27.934 27.669 27.783 -0.001
9 41 Kurt Busch 27.830 27.757 27.787 -0.004
10 31 Ryan Newman 27.908 27.819 27.792 -0.005
11 20 Matt Kenseth 27.892 27.782 27.812 -0.020
12 16 Greg Biffle 27.997 27.818 27.855 -0.043
13 27 Paul Menard 27.801 27.827 Eliminated -0.009
14 22 Joey Logano 27.992 27.830 Eliminated -0.003
15 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 27.880 27.835 Eliminated -0.005
16 33 Brian Scott (i) 27.954 27.836 Eliminated -0.001
17 14 Tony Stewart 28.024 27.859 Eliminated -0.023
18 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 28.020 27.872 Eliminated -0.013
19 6 Trevor Bayne 27.996 27.876 Eliminated -0.004
20 42 Kyle Larson 27.971 27.909 Eliminated -0.033
21 48 Jimmie Johnson 27.947 27.930 Eliminated -0.021
22 55 David Ragan 27.966 27.934 Eliminated -0.004
23 43 Aric Almirola 28.049 27.974 Eliminated -0.040
24 5 Kasey Kahne 28.037 27.974 Eliminated 0.000
25 3 Austin Dillon 28.075 Eliminated -0.038
26 15 Clint Bowyer 28.155 Eliminated -0.080
27 47 AJ Allmendinger 28.167 Eliminated -0.012
28 1 Jamie McMurray 28.168 Eliminated -0.001
29 10 Danica Patrick 28.208 Eliminated -0.040
30 51 Justin Allgaier 28.273 Eliminated -0.065
31 9 Sam Hornish Jr. 28.307 Eliminated -0.034
32 7 Alex Bowman 28.333 Eliminated -0.026
33 38 David Gilliland 28.415 Eliminated -0.082
34 83 Matt Dibenedetto # 28.492 Eliminated -0.077
35 34 Brett Moffitt # 28.498 Eliminated -0.006
36 26 J.J. Yeley (i) 28.523 Eliminated -0.025
37 46 Michael Annett 28.549 Eliminated -0.026
38 13 Casey Mears 28.572 Eliminated -0.023
39 35 Cole Whitt 28.748 Eliminated -0.176
40 23 Jeb Burton # 28.935 Eliminated -0.187
41 40 Landon Cassill (i) 29.092 Eliminated -0.157
42 98 Reed Sorenson 29.142 Eliminated -0.050
43 32 Will Kimmel 29.147 Eliminated -0.005
44 62 Timmy Hill (i) 29.156 Did Not Qualify -0.009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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