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Keselowski puts Penske Ford on pole for Richmond

Harvick's Ford to start 2nd
Friday, September 20, 2019


Brad Keselowski
Brad Keselowski
Brad Keselowski won the provisional Busch Pole Award on Friday night at Richmond Raceway with a fast lap of 127.185 mph in the No. 2 Team Penske Ford. For Keselowski it was the 17th Busch Pole Award of his career in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and his second pole win at the 0.75-mile Virginia short track.

Kevin Harvick finished second in the No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford with a lap of 126.559 mph and will start alongside Keselowski on the front row for Saturday’s Federated Auto Parts 400 (7:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN, NBC Sports App, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).

Chase Elliott was third in the No. 9 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet at 126.174 mph, Kyle Busch was fourth in the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota at 126.103 mph and Clint Bowyer rounded out the top five in the No. 14 SHR Ford at 126.068 mph.

Jimmie Johnson was the fastest non-playoff driver coming in 10th place in the No. 48 Hendrick Motor Sports Chevrolet at 125.810 mph.

All results for today’s qualifying are unofficial as cars will be impounded and then go through OSS inspection on Saturday at the track.

Qualifying Results

12Brad Keselowski (P)Discount Tire Ford21.229127.185
24Kevin Harvick (P)Mobil 1 Ford21.334126.559
39Chase Elliott (P)NAPA Chevrolet21.399126.174
418Kyle Busch (P)M&M's Hazelnut Toyota21.411126.103
514Clint Bowyer (P)CSU/One Cure Ford21.417126.068
611Denny Hamlin (P)FedEx Office Toyota21.442125.921
710Aric Almirola (P)Smithfield Ford21.509125.529
819Martin Truex Jr. (P)Bass Pro Shops Toyota21.526125.430
91Kurt Busch (P)Monster Energy Chevrolet21.563125.214
1048Jimmie JohnsonAlly Chevrolet21.569125.180
1134Michael McDowellLong John Silver's Ford21.585125.087
1295Matt DiBenedettoToyota Express Maintenance Toyota21.598125.012
1342Kyle Larson (P)Credit One Bank Chevrolet21.605124.971
1441Daniel SuarezHaas Automation Ford21.609124.948
1512Ryan Blaney (P)Menards/Richmond Ford21.612124.931
1620Erik Jones (P)Craftsman Toyota21.617124.902
173Austin DillonOkuma Chevrolet21.631124.821
1817Ricky Stenhouse Jr.Fastenal Ford21.640124.769
196Ryan Newman (P)Roush Performance Ford21.655124.683
2088Alex Bowman (P)Nationwide Chevrolet21.660124.654
2147Ryan Preece #Kroger Chevrolet21.699124.430
228Daniel Hemric #Caterpillar Chevrolet21.702124.412
2337Chris BuescherFast Lane to Flavor Chevrolet21.737124.212
2421Paul MenardMotorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford21.747124.155
2524William Byron (P)Liberty University Chevrolet21.808123.808
2636Matt Tifft #Surface Sunscreen Ford21.865123.485
2738David RaganMDS Trucking Ford21.873123.440
2822Joey Logano (P)Shell Pennzoil Ford21.896123.310
2932Corey Ford21.910123.231
3043Bubba WallaceVictory Junction Chevrolet21.960122.951
3113Ty DillonGEICO Chevrolet22.061122.388
3215Ross Chastain(i)Chevrolet22.124122.039
3352JJ Yeley(i)Byrna Ford22.262121.283
3451Austin TheriaultJacob Companies Chevrolet22.329120.919
3577Reed SorensonGo Parts Chevrolet22.350120.805
3600Landon Cassill(i)University of Richmond Chevrolet22.455120.240
3753Spencer Boyd(i) Chevrolet22.5

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