Logano stays hot, wins pole in Martinsville

Joey Logano
Joey Logano

So much emphasis is put on track position and pit stall selection at Martinsville Speedway, NASCAR's smallest track, and Joey Logano will start Sunday's Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500 (1:15 p.m. ET, NBCSN, MRN, SiriusXM) will the best of both after winning the Coors Light Pole Award with the fastest speed in qualifying Friday afternoon.

The Team Penske driver, who swept the Contender Round with three straight wins, posted the fastest lap in the third and final round, turning the 0.526-mile track at a clip of 98.548 mph. He'll be looking for his fourth straight trip to Victory Lane.

He'll be joined on the front row by fellow Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Martin Truex Jr., who nearly matched his speed at 98.487 mph.

Row 2 is comprised of two non-Chasers in AJ Allmendinger (98.068 mph) and Jamie McMurray (98.007 mph).

The remaining Chase drivers qualified as follows: Jeff Gordon (5th), Kyle Busch (6th), Brad Keselowski (11th), Kevin Harvick (12th), Carl Edwards (14th), Kurt Busch (15th).

With just over six minutes remaining in the first round, the session was red-flagged after Kasey Kahne put his No. 5 Chevrolet into the wall. The team rolled out the backup car off the hauler and will need to start Sunday's race from the rear.

Cars are back on track Saturday morning at 9 a.m. ET for practice, with coverage on CNBC.

Lineup

Pos. # Driver Manufacturer Sponsor Speed Time Behind
1 22 Joey Logano Ford Shell Pennzoil 98.548 19.215 Leader
2 78 Martin Truex Jr Chevrolet Furniture Row/Visser Precision 98.487 19.227 0.012
3 47 AJ Allmendinger Chevrolet Kroger/Clorox 98.068 19.309 0.094
4 1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet McDonald's 98.007 19.321 0.106
5 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet AARP MEMBER ADVANTAGES 97.896 19.343 0.128
6 18 Kyle Busch Toyota M&M's Crispy 97.85 19.352 0.137
7 31 Ryan Newman Chevrolet WIX Filters 97.724 19.377 0.162
8 43 Aric Almirola Ford Smithfield 97.684 19.385 0.17
9 42 Kyle Larson Chevrolet Target Plaid 97.618 19.398 0.183
10 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota FedEx Ground 97.503 19.421 0.206
11 2 Brad Keselowski Ford Alliance Truck Parts 97.448 19.432 0.217
12 4 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Outback Steak House 97.347 19.452 0.237
13 14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet Bass Pro Shops / Mobil 1 97.891 19.344 0.129
14 19 Carl Edwards Toyota XFINITY 97.835 19.355 0.14
15 41 Kurt Busch Chevrolet Monster Energy Chevrolet SS 97.8 19.362 0.147
16 10 Danica Patrick Chevrolet GoDaddy 97.734 19.375 0.16
17 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota Maxwell House 97.714 19.379 0.164
18 20 Matt Kenseth Toyota Dollar General 97.437 19.434 0.219
19 13 Casey Mears Chevrolet No. 13 GEICO Chevrolet SS 97.362 19.449 0.234
20 9 Sam Hornish Jr Ford Jacob Companies 97.242 19.473 0.258
21 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet KOLBALT TOOLS 97.113 19.499 0.284
22 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr Chevrolet Nationwide 97.083 19.505 0.29
23 51 Justin Allgaier Chevrolet Auto Owners Insurance 96.8 19.562 0.347
24 5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet Great Clips 97.689 19.384 0.169
25 16 Greg Biffle Ford No. 16 Ford Fusion 97.633 19.395 0.18
26 27 Paul Menard Chevrolet Moen / Menards 97.593 19.403 0.188
27 40 Landon Cassill Chevrolet TBA 97.427 19.436 0.221
28 55 David Ragan Toyota Aaron's Online Dream Machine 97.392 19.443 0.228
29 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr Ford Zest Ford Fusion 97.337 19.454 0.239
30 3 Austin Dillon Chevrolet Dow 97.078 19.506 0.291
31 35 Cole Whitt Ford MDS Transportation 97.013 19.519 0.304
32 6 Trevor Bayne Ford Advocare Ford Fusion 96.959 19.53 0.315
33 38 David Gilliland Ford Jerry Cook Hall of Fame Tribute 96.924 19.537 0.322
34 34 Brett Moffitt Ford Dockside Logistics 96.731 19.576 0.361
35 23 Jeb Burton Toyota Rocky Ridge/Estes 96.711 19.58 0.365
36 83 Matt DiBenedetto Toyota Cosmo 96.612 19.6 0.385
37 98 Ryan Preece Ford Vydox Plus/Champion Machinery 96.533 19.616 0.401
38 46 Michael Annett Chevrolet Pilot Flying J 96.435 19.636 0.421
39 26 J.J. Yeley Toyota Maxim 96.371 19.649 0.434
40 32 Kyle Fowler Ford CorvetteParts.net 96.244 19.675 0.46
41 7 Alex Bowman Chevrolet Nikko RC / Toy State 96.049 19.715 0.5
42 62 Timmy Hill Chevrolet Acredale Vending 95.343 19.861 0.646
43 33 Alex Kennedy Chevrolet TBA 95.161 19.899 0.684

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