Keselowski wins NNS Coors Light Pole at the Glen
August 09, 2014, Staff report, NASCAR.com
Team Penske swept the front row in Nationwide Series Coors Light Pole Award qualifying, with Brad Keselowski earning his fourth pole of the season and teammate Joey Logano finishing just shy of his track record 124.194 mph Saturday at Watkins Glen International in Watkins Glen, New York.
Logano was just over a tenth of a second off Keselowski's pace, pulling in at 124.056. The pair will lead the field to green in Saturday's Zippo 200 at The Glen (2:15 p.m. ET, ABC).
Joe Gibbs Racing driver Kyle Busch appeared to have the fastest car in the opening round, after he recovered from a penalty to set what was at the time a track record of 124.119 to best the field.
Busch went straight through the inner-loop and did not come to a complete stop before re-entering, so a pass-through penalty was assessed. His speed decreased in the second round, settling in at 123.729 for third place on the leaderboard. He'll be joined in the second row by Marcos Ambrose (123.673).
Regan Smith, Paul Menard, Brian Scott, Ty Dillon, Brendan Gaughan and Matt Kenseth will start fifth through 10th, respectively.
Kyle Larson, Elliott Sadler, Chase Elliott, Trevor Bayne and Ryan Reed all missed the cut after the opening round. They will start 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th and 28th, respectively.
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