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Brad Keselowski Wins NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pole Position at Dover International Speedway

May 30th, 2014 at 10:04 PM
By Mark Eddinger

On Friday Brad Keselowski earned his second pole of the 2014 season at Dover International Speedway for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks. It is the fifth career pole for Keselowski and he earned the pole with a new track record lap of 21.892 seconds and 164.444 mph in the final round of knockout qualifying.

'2 Brad Keselowski, 2013 STP Gas Booster 500' photo (c) 2013, chayes_2014 - license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

Kyle Busch will start alongside Keselowski on the front row for Sunday's race. He was the fastest in the first round of qualifying. Keselowski's Team Penske teammate Joey Logano will start third and Jimmie Johnson will start from fourth. Kyle Larson will start fifth, Jeff Gordon sixth, Denny Hamlin seventh, Kevin Harvick eighth, Brian Vickers ninth, Clint Boywer tenth, AJ Allmendinger 11th, and Greg Biffle 12th. Those 12 drivers advanced to the final round of qualifying at the Monster Mile.

Not making it out of the first round of qualifying was the rest of the field. Dale Earnhardt Jr will start 13th, Ryan Newman 14th, Paul Menard 15th, Martin Truex Jr 16th, and Kasey Kahne 17th. Brett Moffitt made an outstanding qualifying run in his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start and landed the Jay Robinson Racing No. 66 Toyota in 18th. Jamie McMurray was 19th and Tony Stewart 20th.

Other notables in the starting lineup are Matt Kenseth in 21st, Austin Dillon 23rd, Kurt Busch 24th, Ricky Stenhouse Jr 26th, Danica Patrick 28th, and Carl Edwards 29th. There were only 43 entries at Dover so all 43 teams made the race.

The FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks can be seen on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET on FOX.

Tags: Brad Keselowski, Brett Moffitt, dover international speedway, FedEx 400, Jay Robinson Racing, Jimmie Johnson, Joey Logano, Kyle Busch, Motorsports, NASCAR, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Team Penske

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