Ryan Blaney earns Busch Pole Award at ISM Raceway

Ryan Blaney

Ryan Blaney will unofficially have the best view of the green flag at ISM Raceway, earning the pole position for Sunday’s TicketGuardian 500.

Blaney scored the top spot with a fastest lap of 141.287 mph in the No. 12 Team Penske Ford during the final round of Friday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Busch Pole Award qualifying session.

Chase Elliott will start alongside Blaney on the front row with a lap of 140.171 mph for the second starting spot. Denny Hamlin had the third-best lap at 140.007 mph, followed by Kyle Busch in fourth (139.855 mph) and Brad Keselowski (139.849 mph).

Kevin Harvick led the way following the first knockout round as notable drivers such as Kyle Larson, Clint Bowyer and Daniel Suarez failed to advance. Blaney also laid down the fastest lap in Round 2.

The biggest incident of the qualifying session occurred when Daniel Suarez and Michael McDowell were involved in a physical altercation on pit road following the first round. Suarez qualified 28th, while McDowell will start one spot ahead in 27th.

Results

Pos Car Driver Team Time Speed
1 12 Ryan Blaney MoneyLion Ford 25.480 141.287
2 9 Chase Elliott Hooters Chevrolet 25.683 140.171
3 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Freight Toyota 25.713 140.007
4 18 Kyle Busch Skittles Toyota 25.741 139.855
5 2 Brad Keselowski Alliance Truck Parts Ford 25.742 139.849
6 88 Alex Bowman Nationwide Chevrolet 25.757 139.768
7 24 William Byron Axalta Chevrolet 25.794 139.567
8 4 Kevin Harvick Jimmy John's Ford 25.823 139.411
9 19 Martin Truex Jr. Bass Pro Shops Toyota 25.861 139.206
10 20 Erik Jones Reser's Fine Foods Toyota 25.901 138.991
11 8 Daniel Hemric # Okuma Chevrolet 25.928 138.846
12 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford 25.962 138.664
13 3 Austin Dillon Dow Chevrolet 25.924 138.867
14 10 Aric Almirola Smithfield Ford 25.936 138.803
15 48 Jimmie Johnson Ally Chevrolet 25.936 138.803
16 1 Kurt Busch Global Poker Chevrolet 25.943 138.766
17 21 Paul Menard Menards/Quaker State Ford 25.948 138.739
18 6 Ryan Newman Oscar Mayer Bacon Ford 25.956 138.696
19 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Sunny D Ford 25.989 138.520
20 13 Ty Dillon GEICO Chevrolet 26.005 138.435
21 47 Ryan Preece # Kroger Chevrolet 26.025 138.329
22 37 Chris Buescher Kroger Flavor Fill Up Chevrolet 26.191 137.452
23 43 Bubba Wallace World Wide Technology Chevrolet 26.289 136.939
24 32 Corey LaJoie Schluter Systems Ford 26.310 136.830
25 95 Matt DiBenedetto Procore Toyota 26.315 136.804
26 14 Clint Bowyer ITsavvy Ford 26.362 136.560
27 34 Michael McDowell Dockside Logistics Ford 26.371 136.514
28 41 Daniel Suarez Ruckus Ford 26.379 136.472
29 38 David Ragan Select Blinds Ford 26.382 136.457
30 36 Matt Tifft # Surface Sunscreen/Tunity Ford 26.411 136.307
31 42 Kyle Larson McDonald's Chevrolet 26.709 134.786
32 00 Landon Cassill Iron Mountain Data Centers Chevrolet 26.777 134.444
33 15 Ross Chastain(i) FitStrong Chevrolet 26.989 133.388
34 51 Cody Ware # Jacob Companies Chevrolet 27.770 129.636
35 77 Quin Houff Rim Ryderz Chevrolet 28.646 125.672
36 52 Bayley Currey(i) Mtel-One Ford 0.000 0.000

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