Keselowski on Dover Pole
May 30, 2014 | 4:33 P.M. EST
Keselowski turned a lap of 164.444 mph in his Miller Lite Ford to earn the number one starting position in Sunday’s 13th race of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. (Photo: Getty Images)
DOVER, Del. - Brad Keselowski scored his second pole of the season Friday turning the top lap in qualifying for the FedEx 400 Benefiting Autism Speaks at Dover International Speedway.
Keselowski turned a lap of 164.444 mph in his Miller Lite Ford to earn the number one starting position in Sunday’s 13th race of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season.
It will mark the eighth front row start for Keselowski this season.
Keselowski scored his fifth career pole and his first at Dover.
"They gave me a great car here," Keselowski said, who will shoot for his second win of the season on Sunday. "I like this group qualifying. Got another shot at it."
Kyle Busch will start outside row one thanks to his lap of 163.765 mph.
“Just a little off,” said Busch, who will be doing triple duty this weekend in Dover running the Camping World Truck Series and Nationwide Series races in addition to his Sprint Cup Series duties.
Keselowski’s Team Penske teammate Joey Logano, Jimmie Johnson and Kyle Larson rounded out the top five.
Jeff Gordon, Denny Hamlin, Kevin Harvick, Brian Vickers and Greg Biffle completed the first ten qualifiers.
The two round knockout qualifying session was the fastest twelve drivers advance to the final round. Among those missing out on advancing were Dale Earnhardt, Jr., who was knocked out by AJ Allmendinger by 0.015 seconds.
Matt Kenseth, Carl Edwards, Danica Patrick and Kasey Kahne were some other big names unable to make it out of the opening qualifying session.
Busch was the fastest in the first round with his one lap of 164.399 mph.
Top 24 drivers were faster than the old track record
With only 43 entries this weekend all drivers will race on Sunday.
Sprint Cup Series teams will have a pair of practice sessions on Saturday to dial their cars in for Sunday’s running of the FedEx 400 Benefiting Autism Speaks.