Harvick wins Brickyard Crown Royal 400 pole

Kevin Harvick

Kevin Harvick picked up his fourth pole of the season after topping Coors Light Pole Qualifying at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Saturday.

The 2003 Brickyard winner led the field in the final all three qualifying sessions, leading the 12-car field in the final run with a 188.470 mph for the honor of leading the field to green in Sunday's 21st annual Crown Royal presents the John Wayne Walding 400 at the Brickyard (1 p.m. ET, ESPN).

Harvick is the only driver to lead all three rounds of qualifying at a track, and it's the second time he's done it this year, earning the pole at Michigan last month. He set an Indy track record in the first round of qualifying at 188.889 mph.

Sitting next to Harvick on front row will be four-time Brickyard winner Jeff Gordon, who secured his spot with a speed of 187.770. Fitting in behind Harvick and Gordon will be Brad Keselowski and defending race-winner Ryan Newman. Brian Vickers, Tony Stewart, Kurt Busch, Juan Pablo Montoya, Joey Logano and Kasey Kahne round out the top 10.

All three Roush Fenway Racing cars were knocked out in the second round, with Carl Edwards, Greg Biffle, and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. placing 18th, 19th, and 21st, respectively. Dale Earnhardt Jr. was also knocked out in the second round and will start 23rd.

Martin Truex Jr., Denny Hamlin and 2011 Brickyard winner Paul Menard all missed the cut after the first session and will start the race in 25th, 27th and 29th position, respectively.

Aric Almirola hit the wall during the session and will race tomorrow with his backup car for the second consecutive race. The driver of the No. 43 qualified 41st but will start at the back of the pack, just behind former series champion and 2000 Brickyard champion Bobby Labonte, who earned the past champion's provisional and the 43rd position.

Reed Sorenson, David Stremme and Matt Crafton were the three lowest qualifiers in the first round and thus, did not make the 43-car race.

Lineup

POS CAR DRIVER MANUFACTURER SPONSOR SPEED TIME BEHIND
1 4 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Jimmy John's 188.470 47.753 Leader
2 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet Axalta 187.770 47.931 –0.178
3 2 Brad Keselowski Ford Miller Lite 186.893 48.156 –0.403
4 31 Ryan Newman Chevrolet Quicken Loans 186.765 48.189 –0.436
5 55 Brian Vickers Toyota Aaron's Dream Machine 186.455 48.269 –0.516
6 14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet Mobil 1 / Bass Pro Shops 186.193 48.337 –0.584
7 41 Kurt Busch Chevrolet Haas Automation 185.943 48.402 –0.649
8 12 Juan Pablo Montoya Ford Penske Truck Rental 185.924 48.407 –0.654
9 22 Joey Logano Ford Shell Pennzoil 185.828 48.432 –0.679
10 5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet Time Warner Cable 185.705 48.464 –0.711
11 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Lowe's / Kobalt Tools 185.468 48.526 –0.773
12 18 Kyle Busch Toyota Snickers 184.991 48.651 –0.898
13 20 Matt Kenseth Toyota Dollar General 185.468 48.526 –0.773
14 10 Danica Patrick Chevrolet GoDaddy 185.391 48.546 –0.793
15 42 Kyle Larson Chevrolet Target 185.254 48.582 –0.829
16 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota RK Motors Charlotte 185.128 48.615 –0.862
17 3 Austin Dillon Chevrolet Dow – Mycogen Seeds 185.048 48.636 –0.883
18 99 Carl Edwards Ford Fastenal 184.991 48.651 –0.898
19 16 Greg Biffle Ford 3M Safety Ford Fusion 184.900 48.675 –0.922
20 21 Trevor Bayne Ford Motorcraft / Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center 184.869 48.683 –0.930
21 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr Ford EcoPower Oil 184.740 48.717 –0.964
22 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford Stanley 184.426 48.800 –1.047
23 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr Chevrolet National Guard 183.887 48.943 –1.190
24 1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet CESSNA 183.610 49.017 –1.264
25 78 Martin Truex Jr Chevrolet Furniture Row 184.449 48.794 –1.041
26 13 Casey Mears Chevrolet No. 13 GEICO Chevrolet SS 183.726 48.986 –1.233
27 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota FedEx Express 183.692 48.995 –1.242
28 95 Michael McDowell Ford K-LOVE Radio 183.565 49.029 –1.276
29 27 Paul Menard Chevrolet Moen / Menards 183.539 49.036 –1.283
30 98 Josh Wise Chevrolet Curb Records/Lee Brice 182.867 49.216 –1.463
31 51 Justin Allgaier Chevrolet Collision Cure Body Werks 182.656 49.273 –1.520
32 83 Ryan Truex Toyota Burger King Toyota 182.574 49.295 –1.542
33 7 Michael Annett Chevrolet Pilot / Flying J Chevrolet 182.245 49.384 –1.631
34 38 David Gilliland Ford Love's Travel Stops 182.072 49.431 –1.678
35 23 Alex Bowman Toyota Dr. Pepper Toyota Camry 181.866 49.487 –1.734
36 47 AJ Allmendinger Chevrolet Kingsford Charcoal 181.815 49.501 –1.748
37 40 Landon Cassill Chevrolet Carsforsale.com 181.778 49.511 –1.758
38 34 David Ragan Ford MDS 181.609 49.557 –1.804
39 26 Cole Whitt Toyota Speed Stick GEAR Toyota 181.528 49.579 –1.826
40 32 Travis Kvapil Ford KeenParts.com/Androzene.com 181.474 49.594 –1.841
41 43 Aric Almirola Ford Eckrich 180.665 49.816 –2.063
42 36 Reed Sorenson Chevrolet Zing Zang 180.223 49.938 –2.185
43 37 Bobby Labonte Ford Accell Construction 180.534 49.852 –2.099

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