Harvick earns Busch Pole Award at Las Vegas

Kevin Harvick
Kevin Harvick
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Wheeling a fast lap of 180.517 mph in the final minutes of Friday’s qualifying session, Kevin Harvick notched his first Busch Pole Award of the 2019 season at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Harvick won this race last year in his No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford.

Daytona 500 winner Denny Hamlin will roll off the grid second on Sunday, while his Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch nabbed the third starting position. A pair of Richard Childress Racing Chevrolets — practice leader Austin Dillon and Daniel Hemric — completed the top five, respectively.

All 12 drivers waited until around the 1:30 mark of the final, five-minute session to begin rolling off pit road. Alex Bowman and Chase Elliott attempted to make a second lap to better their spots, but their laps — which ranked fastest in the field — were disqualified as they did not reach the line before time expired. Bowman was deemed to have missed the line by about 0.5 second, while Elliott missed it by slightly over one second.

Austin Dillon paced Round 1, while Harvick lead Round 2.

Lineup

Pos No. Driver Team Time Speed
1 4 Kevin Harvick Jimmy John's Ford 29.914 180.517
2 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Office Toyota 29.924 180.457
3 18 Kyle Busch M&M's Chocolate Bar Toyota 30.049 179.706
4 3 Austin Dillon Dow SILASTIC Silicone Elastomers Chevrolet 30.082 179.509
5 8 Daniel Hemric # Caterpillar Chevrolet 30.087 179.480
6 38 David Ragan Citgard Heavy Duty Engine Oil Ford 30.092 179.450
7 42 Kyle Larson Credit One Bank Chevrolet 30.131 179.217
8 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Fastenal Ford 30.234 178.607
9 48 Jimmie Johnson Ally Chevrolet 30.255 178.483
10 22 Joey Logano Pennzoil Ford 30.356 177.889
11 88 Alex Bowman Axalta Chevrolet 30.504 177.026
12 9 Chase Elliott Hooters Chevrolet 30.533 176.858
13 12 Ryan Blaney Menards/Pennzoil Ford 30.055 179.671
14 13 Ty Dillon GEICO Chevrolet 30.061 179.635
15 21 Paul Menard Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford 30.071 179.575
16 34 Michael McDowell Love's Travel Stops Ford 30.082 179.509
17 14 Clint Bowyer One Cure Ford 30.096 179.426
18 20 Erik Jones Sport Clips Toyota 30.101 179.396
19 2 Brad Keselowski Discount Tire Ford 30.132 179.211
20 24 William Byron Hertz Chevrolet 30.163 179.027
21 43 Bubba Wallace Transportation Impact Chevrolet 30.168 178.998
22 41 Daniel Suarez Haas Automation Ford 30.169 178.992
23 19 Martin Truex Jr. Bass Pro Shops Toyota 30.174 178.962
24 47 Ryan Preece # Kroger Chevrolet 30.344 177.959
25 10 Aric Almirola Smithfield Ford 30.283 178.318
26 95 Matt DiBenedetto Dumont JETS Toyota 30.296 178.241
27 37 Chris Buescher Natural Light Naturdays Chevrolet 30.300 178.218
28 1 Kurt Busch Star Nursery Chevrolet 30.310 178.159
29 6 Ryan Newman Wyndham Rewards Ford 30.329 178.047
30 32 Corey LaJoie PROSPR Ford 30.458 177.293
31 00 Landon Cassill Manscaped Chevrolet 30.626 176.321
32 96 * Parker Kligerman(i) Gaunt Brothers Racing Toyota 30.640 176.240
33 51 Cody Ware # Jacob Companies Chevrolet 31.324 172.392
34 52 BJ McLeod(i) Mtel-One Ford 31.820 169.705
35 36 Matt Tifft # Surface Sunscreen/Tunity Ford 32.450 166.410
36 66 * Joey Gase(i) Eternal Fans Toyota 33.864 159.461
37 77 Reed Sorenson Chevrolet 0.000 0.000
38 15 Ross Chastain(i) Rim Riderz Chevrolet 0.000 0.000

# DENOTES ROOKIE
(i) NOT ELIGIBLE FOR POINTS
(*) REQUIRED TO QUALIFY ON TIME

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