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Brad Keselowski Speeds to First Pole of 2022 at Texas

A week after Chris Buescher snapped a five-year winless skid for RFK Racing at Bristol Motor Speedway, RFK teammate Brad Keselowski continued the momentum in NASCAR Cup Series qualifying at Texas Motor Speedway (Sept. 24) by winning the pole. Keselowski turned a lap of 28.573 at 188.99 mph.

The pole is the 18th of Keselowski’s career and first as an owner/driver with RFK Racing.

Team Penske’s Joey Logano was the highest qualifying playoff driver, and will line up alongside Keselowski on the front row. William Byron follows in third, while Tyler Reddick and Michael McDowell complete the top five.

Chevrolet took four of the next five spots with regular season champion Chase Elliott in sixth, Austin Dillon in seventh, defending champion Kyle Larson in ninth and Daniel Suarez rounding out the top 10. Denny Hamlin, who qualified eighth, was the lone Toyota in the top 10.

Cody Ware did not attempt a qualifying lap after spinning in practice. Erik Jones also spun in practice but was able to turn a lap in qualifying.

With 36 cars entered, each driver will start on Sunday.

NASCACR Cup Series Qualifying Results from Texas 

The Round of 12 of the Cup playoffs will commence on Sunday, Sept. 25 at 3:30 p.m. ET on USA.

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Luken Glover arrived on the Frontstretch scene in 2020. He has been an avid NASCAR fan for the majority of his life, following in the footsteps of his grandfather, who used to help former team owner Junie Donlavey in his garage. Glover covers news for the site and took over "The Underdog House" column in 2021. In addition to being a college junior, his hobbies include volunteering at church, playing basketball and tennis, racing go-karts, and helping at his high school alma mater.

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Bill B

I was glad to see Brad get a carrot. He has had a humbling year.

Echo

Me too. Bubba is listed as 18-1 same as Joey. I think Vegas has realized Bubba’s car is better than all the Toyota’s including Hamlin. We know bubba is not better than Kyle Busch and all those other drivers. I think nascar wants a Hamlin championship. New owner, Michael Jordan etc. Who gets caught speeding, timely yellow. I hope his engine blows on lap one.

Carl D.

RFK has found something… they use the same engines as the other Ford teams. Last week it was a short track, this week an intermediate, so your guess is as good as mine as to why the turnaround. But it sure is welcomed by us BadBrad fans.

Last edited 2 months ago by Carl D.
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