For the second straight week in a row Team Penske has swept the front row in the Sprint Cup Series with their No. 2 and No. 22 cars. However, this time the results are reversed.
Last week, Brad Keselowski won the pole at Phoenix International Raceway for The Profit on CNBC 500, Presented by Small Business Fueling America. This week, it was his teammate, Joey Logano, who logged the fastest time at Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the Kobalt 400.
With about one minute remaining in the five-minute final round of knockout qualifying, Logano threw down a lap of 193.278 mph to take the pole for Sunday’s race away from Keselowski.
This win marks Logano’s eight Sprint Cup pole.
“I told Brad, ‘It’s one to one now,’ “This whole Penske team is amazing. It’s a privilege to drive these cars. Two weeks in a row starting 1-2, that means a lot. Obviously we haven’t won on Sunday so we have to figure that part out. But we got a lot of speed in our race cars and I’m really excited about it. These guys have been working really hard. It’s just a lot of fun to drive their race car and I can’t wait until Sunday.”
Keselowski took the near-miss for pole in stride.
“I wouldn’t say I let him win the pole, but he did a good job of executing. I was just a little bit off on my lap. But it’s good to have two bullets and Team Penske has that with the No. 2 [Keselowski] and the No. 22 [Logano] this weekend.”
Jamie McMurray, Aric Almirola, Brian Vickers and Ryan Newman round out rows four and five and the top 10.
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