Keselowski earns Coors Light Pole at Kansas

Brad Keselowski
Brad Keselowski

Wheeling his Team Penske ride at 195.503 mph, Brad Keselowski topped the leaderboard during the final round of qualifying at Kansas Speedway, for Sunday's Hollywood Casino 400 (2:15 p.m. ET, NBCSN/Live Extra), earning his 10th career Sprint Cup Series Coors Light Pole Award. The No. 2 driver also led opening practice earlier this afternoon at the Midwestern track and paced the field during the opening round of qualifying.

The top five starters is generously peppered with Joe Gibbs Racing drivers, as Carl Edwards will line up alongside Keselowski in second, Kyle Busch qualified third and Denny Hamlin rounded out the top five in fifth. Stewart-Haas Racing's Kevin Harvick will roll off the grid fourth on Sunday.

Ten of the 12 Chase drivers advanced to the final round, with Team Penske's Joey Logano (14th) and Hendrick Motorsports' Dale Earnhardt Jr. (15th) came up short in the second session. Logano is the reigning race winner, having reached Victory Lane at the 1.5-mile trioval in October 2014.

Wood Brothers Racing's Ryan Blaney — the lone non-Chase driver in the top eight — topped the leaderboard during the second round and will roll off the grid eighth.

Kansas' most recent winner Jimmie Johnson made it to the second round, but failed to advance to the final 12, earning a 21st-starting position.

Casey Mears smacked the wall during the first round, bringing out the red flag for clean-up and forcing the No. 13 team to switch to a back-up car for the remainder of the weekend. Mears will line up 38th in Sunday's Hollywood Casino 400.

Results

Pos.

# Driver Make Sponsor Speed Time Behind
1 2 Brad Keselowski Ford Miller Lite 195.503 27.621 Leader
2 19 Carl Edwards Toyota Sport Clips 195.454 27.628 0.007
3 18 Kyle Busch Toyota M&M's Halloween 194.826 27.717 0.096
4 4 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Budweiser / Jimmy John's 194.756 27.727 0.106
5 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota FedEx Express 194.735 27.73 0.109
6 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 3M 194.623 27.746 0.125
7 78 Martin Truex Jr Chevrolet Furniture Row/Visser Precision 194.37 27.782 0.161
8 21 Ryan Blaney Ford Motorcraft / Quick Lane Tire & Auto 194.363 27.783 0.162
9 41 Kurt Busch Chevrolet Haas Automation 194.335 27.787 0.166
10 31 Ryan Newman Chevrolet Caterpillar 194.301 27.792 0.171
11 20 Matt Kenseth Toyota Dollar General 194.161 27.812 0.191
12 16 Greg Biffle Ford Roush Performance Ford Fusion 193.861 27.855 0.234
13 27 Paul Menard Chevrolet FVP / Menards 194.056 27.827 0.206
14 22 Joey Logano Ford Shell Pennzoil 194.035 27.83 0.209
15 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr Chevrolet HALO 5: MASTER CHIEF 194 27.835 0.214
16 33 Brian Scott Chevrolet Shore Lodge 193.993 27.836 0.215
17 14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet Rush Truck Centers / Arctic Cat 193.833 27.859 0.238
18 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr Ford Fastenal Ford Fusion 193.743 27.872 0.251
19 6 Trevor Bayne Ford Advocare Ford Fusion 193.715 27.876 0.255
20 42 Kyle Larson Chevrolet Target Plaid 193.486 27.909 0.288
21 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Lowe's 193.34 27.93 0.309
22 55 David Ragan Toyota Aaron's Online Dream Machine 193.313 27.934 0.313
23 43 Aric Almirola Ford Eckrich 193.036 27.974 0.353
24 5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet LiftMaster 193.036 27.974 0.353
25 3 Austin Dillon Chevrolet American Ethanol 192.342 28.075 0.454
26 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 5-Hour Energy 191.795 28.155 0.534
27 47 AJ Allmendinger Chevrolet Dillons/ Bush's Beans 191.714 28.167 0.546
28 1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet Halo 5: Spartan Locke Cessna Chevrolet 191.707 28.168 0.547
29 10 Danica Patrick Chevrolet GoDaddy 191.435 28.208 0.587
30 51 Justin Allgaier Chevrolet Brandt 190.995 28.273 0.652
31 9 Sam Hornish Jr Ford Sonic 190.766 28.307 0.686
32 7 Alex Bowman Chevrolet Accell Construction 190.59 28.333 0.712
33 38 David Gilliland Ford Love's Travel Stops 190.04 28.415 0.794
34 83 Matt DiBenedetto Toyota VooDoo BBQ 189.527 28.492 0.871
35 34 Brett Moffitt Ford Dockside Logistics LLC 189.487 28.498 0.877
36 26 J.J. Yeley Toyota Honey Creek Outfitters/Maxim 189.321 28.523 0.902
37 46 Michael Annett Chevrolet TMC Transportation 189.148 28.549 0.928
38 13 Casey Mears Chevrolet No. 13 GEICO Chevrolet SS 188.996 28.572 0.951
39 35 Cole Whitt Ford Rich Logistics 187.839 28.748 1.127
40 23 Jeb Burton Toyota Dr. Pepper 186.625 28.935 1.314
41 40 Landon Cassill Chevrolet TBA 185.618 29.092 1.471
42 98 Reed Sorenson Ford Becker Auto’s & Trailers 185.3 29.142 1.521
43 32 Will Kimmel III Ford SKUTTLE TIGHT 185.268 29.147 1.526
44 62 Timmy Hill Chevrolet Becker Auto’s & Trailers 185.211 29.156 1.535

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