Brad Keselowski has made pole position at the Kentucky Speedway form the Quaker State 400 on Sundat. He managed 188.791 mph with a lap time of 28.603 seconds which knocked Joey Logano, his Team Penske team mate form the top with just three minutes left in the final qualifying period. He had a new track record, but the previous record that was set by Dale Earnhardt Jr was actually beaten by 23 of the drivers.
This is the third joint front row start of the season for Team Panske and the third pole of the season for Keselowski. He won the event in 2012 after an eight position start and so this has to fill him with confidence.
Keselowski said afterwards that qualifying has not been good in the last few years and so it is good to get some positive results but they need to take advantage of them on the race day. He said that no one cares about who was in pole on the race day, they are just interested in who is the race winner and so that is what he needs to be. Logano had a valiant effort to try to get back to the pole position but failed.
In third place was Jeff Gordon and Denny Hamlin was in fourth followed by Kevin Harvick. Gordon was pleased with his position saying that although he should only really be pleased with pol but he felt that he put down a few good runs and got a good position in the end.
In sixth there was Kyle Larson and then Ryan Newman, Jamie McMurray, Kurt Busch, Danica Patrick, Clint Bowyer and Paul Maynard. Jimmie Johnson got inside the top 24 but Carl Edwrads knocked him out so he will now be in 25th. Despite winning twice, Dale Earnhardt Jr only manahed the 29th quickest lap but no one failed to qualify.