Ryan Blaney will officially have the best view of the green flag at ISM Raceway and earn Sunday’s Polo TicketGuardian 500 (3:30 PM ET, FOX, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)
Blaney did the best place with a fastest lap of 141,287 km / h No 12 team Penske Ford during the last round of Friday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup series Busch Pole Award qualifying session.
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Chase Elliott joins Blaney on the front with a lap of 140,171 mph for the second starting point. Denny Hamlin had the third best lap of 140,007 km / h, followed by Kyle Busch in fourth (139,855 mph) and Brad Keselowski (139,849 mph).
Kevin Harvick led the way after the first knockout round as notable drivers like Kyle Larson, Clint Bowyer and Daniel Suarez failed to move on. Blaney also made the fastest lap in round 2.
The biggest event in the qualifying session occurred when Daniel Suarez and Michael McDowell were involved in a physical damage to the pit road after the first round. Suarez qualified 28, while McDowell began a place ahead on 27th.
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