After a two-week break, the NASCAR Cup Series is back in action at Watkins Glen International and Brad Keselowski is on the pole.
A third-place finish at New Hampshire Motor Speedway helped the No. 2 Team Penske driver get the first position this weekend.
Penske sweeps the first three spots in the lineup with Joey Logano in second and Ryan Blaney third. Hendrick Motorsports’ Kyle Larson is fourth and Kevin Harvick’s No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford rounds out the top five.
Joe Gibbs Racing teammates Denny Hamlin and Christopher Bell start sixth and seventh, while London winner Aric Almirola slots in eighth. Martin Truex Jr. and Alex Bowman complete the top 10 in the lineup.
As is the case at most racetracks this season, there was no qualifying session held, so the lineup was formed using a performance-based equation. Driver’s and car owner’s finishing position (weighted 25% each), fastest lap from the previous race (15%) and rank in team owner’s points (35%) were combined to set the lineup.
The Go Bowling at The Glen airs on Sunday, Aug. 8 at 3 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network.
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