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