Joey Logano stays hot, earns second straight pole at Martinsville

untitledJoey Logano, with a qualifying lap speed of 98.548 MPH, captured the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) pole early Friday evening, and will lead the field to the drop of the green flag in Sunday’s Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville Speedway.

Logano, who also won the spring pole at Martinsville, received his sixth series pole and 25th top-10 start of the 2015 season, his 14th series career pole in 252 races and his second series pole in 14 races at Martinsville.

Starting second on the outside pole with a qualifying lap speed of 98.487 MPH will be Martin Truex Jr., and he’ll be followed by AJ Allmendinger (98.068 MPH) starting third, Jamie McMurray (98.007) fourth and Jeff Gordon (97.896) starts fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 starting positions will be Kyle Busch (97.850 MPH) starting sixth, Ryan Newman (97.724) seventh, Aric Almirola (97.684) eighth, Kyle Larson (97.684) ninth and Denny Hamlin (97.503) qualified in 10th.

With only 43 drivers attempting to fill the 43-car field, there was no one failing to make the starting lineup.

On Saturday, the qualified teams will have two more practice sessions beginning with a morning session from 9:00 a.m. – 9:55 a.m. ET on CNBC, and then their “Happy Hour” (final) practice from 12:00 p.m. – 12:50 p.m. ET on CNBC.

The 67th annual Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 is scheduled to get underway around 1:35 p.m. (ET) Sunday afternoon on NBCSN.

Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 Qualifying Results
Pos. Car # Driver Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Gap
1 22 Joey Logano 19.299 19.166 19.215 Leader
2 78 Martin Truex Jr. 19.322 19.241 19.227 -0.012
3 47 AJ Allmendinger 19.301 19.302 19.309 -0.082
4 1 Jamie McMurray 19.205 19.253 19.321 -0.012
5 24 Jeff Gordon 19.321 19.240 19.343 -0.022
6 18 Kyle Busch 19.337 19.329 19.352 -0.009
7 31 Ryan Newman 19.356 19.338 19.377 -0.025
8 43 Aric Almirola 19.347 19.337 19.385 -0.008
9 42 Kyle Larson 19.351 19.330 19.398 -0.013
10 11 Denny Hamlin 19.380 19.297 19.421 -0.023
11 2 Brad Keselowski 19.377 19.340 19.432 -0.011
12 4 Kevin Harvick 19.294 19.231 19.452 -0.020
13 14 Tony Stewart 19.336 19.344 Eliminated -0.113
14 19 Carl Edwards 19.264 19.355 Eliminated -0.011
15 41 Kurt Busch 19.366 19.362 Eliminated -0.007
16 10 Danica Patrick 19.350 19.375 Eliminated -0.013
17 15 Clint Bowyer 19.262 19.379 Eliminated -0.004
18 20 Matt Kenseth 19.321 19.434 Eliminated -0.055
19 13 Casey Mears 19.354 19.449 Eliminated -0.015
20 9 Sam Hornish Jr. 19.384 19.473 Eliminated -0.024
21 48 Jimmie Johnson 19.373 19.499 Eliminated -0.026
22 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 19.336 19.505 Eliminated -0.006
23 51 Justin Allgaier 19.377 19.562 Eliminated -0.057
24 5 Kasey Kahne 19.384 0.000 Eliminated 19.562
25 16 Greg Biffle 19.395 Eliminated -0.011
26 27 Paul Menard 19.403 Eliminated -0.008
27 40 Landon Cassill (i) 19.436 Eliminated -0.033
28 55 David Ragan 19.443 Eliminated -0.007
29 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 19.454 Eliminated -0.011
30 3 Austin Dillon 19.506 Eliminated -0.052
31 35 Cole Whitt 19.519 Eliminated -0.013
32 6 Trevor Bayne 19.530 Eliminated -0.011
33 38 David Gilliland 19.537 Eliminated -0.007
34 34 Josh Wise 19.576 Eliminated -0.039
35 23 Jeb Burton # 19.580 Eliminated -0.004
36 83 Matt Dibenedetto # 19.600 Eliminated -0.020
37 98 Ryan Preece 19.616 Eliminated -0.016
38 46 Michael Annett 19.636 Eliminated -0.020
39 26 J.J. Yeley (i) 19.649 Eliminated -0.013
40 32 Kyle Fowler 19.675 Eliminated -0.026
41 7 Alex Bowman 19.715 Eliminated -0.040
42 62 Timmy Hill (i) 19.861 Eliminated -0.146
43 33 Alex Kennedy # 19.899 Eliminated -0.038

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

 

 

 

 

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