Brad Keselowski wins Coors Light pole in Vegas

Brad Keselowski
Brad Keselowski
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Defending race winner Brad Keselowski earned the Coors Light Pole Award for the Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Friday by recording a fastest third-round lap of 193.680 mph in his No. 2 Team Penske Ford.

It will be Keselowski's first pole at Las Vegas, though he has won there twice.

Martin Truex Jr. will start second in his No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota after his final-round lap of 193.458 mph.

Rounding out the top five were Ryan Blaney in the No. 21 Wood Brothers Racing Ford at 193.410 mph, Matt Kenseth in the No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota at 193.389 mph and Kyle Larson in the No. 42 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet at 193.161 mph.

Series points leader Kevin Harvick qualified 19th in his No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford.

See post-qualifying press conference video below.

Lineup

Pos No. Driver Make Sponsor Speed Time Behind
1 2 Brad Keselowski Ford Miller Lite 193.68 27.881 LEADER
2 78 Martin Truex Jr Toyota Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats 193.458 27.913 -0.032
3 21 Ryan Blaney Ford Motorcraft / Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center 193.41 27.92 -0.039
4 20 Matt Kenseth Toyota BlueDEF 193.389 27.923 -0.042
5 42 Kyle Larson Chevy Target 193.161 27.956 -0.075
6 22 Joey Logano Ford Pennzoil 193.14 27.959 -0.078
7 5 Kasey Kahne Chevy LiftMaster 193.133 27.96 -0.079
8 77 Erik Jones Toyota 5-hour ENERGY Extra Strength 192.369 28.071 -0.19
9 18 Kyle Busch Toyota M&M's 192.362 28.072 -0.191
10 1 Jamie McMurray Chevy Credit One Bank / Cessna 192.362 28.072 -0.191
11 19 Daniel Suarez Toyota ARRIS 191.966 28.13 -0.249
12 24 Chase Elliott Chevy NAPA Auto Parts 191.042 28.266 -0.385
13 14 Clint Bowyer Ford Haas-Automation 192.623 28.034 -0.153
14 27 Paul Menard Chevy Valvoline / Menards 192.431 28.062 -0.181
15 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota FedEx Office 192.356 28.073 -0.192
16 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy Lowe's 192.267 28.086 -0.205
17 41 Kurt Busch Ford Haas Automation / Monster Energy 192.089 28.112 -0.231
18 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr Chevy Nationwide 192.068 28.115 -0.234
19 4 Kevin Harvick Ford Mobil 1 Annual Protection 191.7 28.169 -0.288
20 6 Trevor Bayne Ford Performance Plus Motor Oil 191.639 28.178 -0.297
21 31 Ryan Newman Chevy Caterpillar 191.523 28.195 -0.314
22 3 Austin Dillon Chevy Lucas Oil 191.029 28.268 -0.387
23 47 AJ Allmendinger Chevy TBD 190.638 28.326 -0.445
24 13 Ty Dillon Chevy GEICO 188.864 28.592 -0.711
25 37 Chris Buescher Chevy Natural Light 190.57 28.336 -0.455
26 95 Michael McDowell Chevy KLove Radio / WRL Contractors 190.402 28.361 -0.48
27 34 Landon Cassill Ford Love’s Travel Stops 190.208 28.39 -0.509
28 10 Danica Patrick Ford Aspen Dental 189.954 28.428 -0.547
29 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr Ford Fastenal 189.553 28.488 -0.607
30 43 Aric Almirola Ford Smithfield 189.401 28.511 -0.63
31 32 Matt DiBenedetto Ford Can-Am / Kappa 187.813 28.752 -0.871
32 38 David Ragan Ford Juice Batteries 186.716 28.921 -1.04
33 72 Cole Whitt Ford Rinnai 185.752 29.071 -1.19
34 83 Corey Lajoie Toyota JAS Expedited Trucking 185.554 29.102 -1.221
35 23 Gray Gaulding Toyota Schulter 185.008 29.188 -1.307
36 33 Jeffrey Earnhardt Chevy Little Joes Autos / Curtis Key Plumbing 182.624 29.569 -1.688
37 15 Reed Sorenson Toyota TBD 180.301 29.95 -2.069
38 55 Derrike Cope Chevy TBD 177.468 30.428 -2.547
39 51 Timmy Hill Chevy Dashub 174.876 30.879 -2.998

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