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NASCAR: Auto Club 400 Qualifying Results, Kenseth On Pole


It would seem that you just cannot keep Team Penske off of the front row of the starting grid. Although Matt Kenseth put the No. 17 machine on the pole; Brad Keselowski will be starting second for consecutive weeks. Either Keselowski or Joey Logano have been on the front raw for each of the first five races for Team Penske. Matt Crafton qualified for Paul Menard but that time will not be allowed since Menard is going to run the race. Menard will start the Auto Club 400 from the back of the field. Full qualifying results are listed below.

Position
Driver
Speed
1.
Kyle Busch99.674
2.Denny Hamlin99.548
3.Joey Logano99.428
4.Jimmie Johnson99.178
5.Jeff Gordon99.048
6.Matt Kenseth99.048
7.Tony Stewart98.883
8.Carl Edwards98.846
9.Jamie McMurray98.625
10.Danica Patrick98.165
11.Greg Biffle97.764
12.Clint Bowyer97.732
13.Brian Vickers98.965
14.Brad Keselowski98.929
15.AJ Allmendinger98.888
16.Ryan Newman98.877
17.Marcos Ambrose98.712
18.Kevin Harvick98.707
19.Alex Bowman98.661
20.Aric Almirola 98.625
21.Paul Menard98.610
22.Kurt Busch98.610
23.Casey Mears98.599
24.David Ragan98.595
25.Justin Allgaier98.430
26.Dale Earnhardt Jr.98.379
27.Kasey Kahne98.359
28.Kyle Larson98.333
29.Travis Kvapil98.246
30.Ricky Stenhouse Jr.98.206
31.Martin Truex Jr.98.200
32.Michael McDowell98.002
33.Josh Wise97.957
34.Austin Dillon97.886
35.Cole Whitt97.820
36.Landon Cassill97.759
37.Brian Scott97.684
38.David Stremme97.598
39.Ryan Truex97.458
40.Michael Annett97.217
41.Parker Kligerman97.078
42.Reed Sorensen97.053
43.Joe Nemechek96.332

Coverage of the Auto Club 400 will begin at 2:30 on FOX with the green flag expected at approximately 3:16 PM ET. Be sure to check back with Beyond The Flag all weekend long for all of your last minute Sprint Cup news.

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Tags: Auto Club 400 Auto Club Speedway Brad Keselowski Dale Earnhardt Jr Jeff Gordon Matt Kenseth NASCAR