Headline maker Logano takes Chicago pole

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Saturday 14th September, 2013 - 11:36am

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Joey Logano will start from pole at Chicagoland

Joey Logano will start from pole at Chicagoland

For the second time in the same day Joey Logano has grabbed the headlines, however this time it was all positive after he took pole for the GEICO 400 at Chicagoland Speedway.

Less than three hours after NASCAR placed his team on probation following last weekend’s race at Richmond, Logano led a Penske lock-out of the front row.

The Coors Light pole award was Logano’s second of the season and the seventh of his career. Juan Pablo Montoya qualified third, followed by Kasey Kahne and rookie Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

“The mile-and-a-half, two-mile race tracks are where we’ve been our strongest throughout the year,” Logano said.

“The shorter tracks have been a little tougher for us. We know in these races (at intermediate tracks) that we really have to capitalise and the other ones we have to be on damage control and try to get our cars as fast as we can…”

Logano able to keep the talk of the Chase controversy out of his head on the track.

“It isn’t my decision who is in the Chase and who isn’t,” said Logano.

“I drive the race car and NASCAR makes the call they feel is right. All I really care about is that this Shell Pennzoil Ford is in the Chase and we have a shot at a championship. Anything outside of that I don’t really care.”

Despite qualifying 26th Australia’s Marcos Ambrose is looking forward to better things in the race,

“We have a good race package here and we tested here a few weeks back,” said Ambrose.

“I feel better about our race package than what we did in qualifying. We missed it a little bit but I was happy with my lap and thought I drove the lap well.”

VIDEO: Joey Logano wins pole

LINE-UP: GEICO 400 – Chicagoland

POS

driver

Car #

Make

Sponsor

MPH

Best Time

Behind

1

Joey Logano 22 Ford Shell Pennzoil 189.414 28.509 Leader

2

Brad Keselowski 2 Ford Miller Lite 189.248 28.534 –0.025

3

Juan Pablo Montoya 42 Chevrolet Target / Kraft 189.062 28.562 –0.053

4

Kasey Kahne 5 Chevrolet Farmers Insurance 188.785 28.604 –0.095

5

Ricky Stenhouse Jr 17 Ford Best Buy 188.772 28.606 –0.097

6

Jeff Gordon 24 Chevrolet Drive To End Hunger 188.541 28.641 –0.132

7

Greg Biffle 16 Ford Post-it 188.515 28.645 –0.136

8

Carl Edwards 99 Ford Fastenal 188.357 28.669 –0.160

9

Jimmie Johnson 48 Chevrolet Lowe’s 188.304 28.677 –0.168

10

Matt Kenseth 20 Toyota Dollar General 188.298 28.678 –0.169

11

Paul Menard 27 Chevrolet Quaker State / Menards 188.298 28.678 –0.169

12

Kyle Busch 18 Toyota Doublemint 188.291 28.679 –0.170

13

AJ Allmendinger 47 Toyota Kingsford Charcoal 188.278 28.681 –0.172

14

Martin Truex Jr 56 Toyota NAPA Auto Parts 188.258 28.684 –0.175

15

Aric Almirola 43 Ford Eckrich 188.127 28.704 –0.195

16

Kurt Busch 78 Chevrolet Furniture Row/Serta Chevrolet 188.075 28.712 –0.203

17

Kevin Harvick 29 Chevrolet Budweiser 187.957 28.730 –0.221

18

Dale Earnhardt Jr 88 Chevrolet Time Warner Cable 187.878 28.742 –0.233

19

David Ragan 34 Ford Taco Bell 187.513 28.798 –0.289

20

Ryan Newman 39 Chevrolet Quicken Loans 187.207 28.845 –0.336

21

Jeff Burton 31 Chevrolet Caterpillar 186.903 28.892 –0.383

22

Denny Hamlin 11 Toyota FedEx Office 186.812 28.906 –0.397

23

Danica Patrick 10 Chevrolet GoDaddy 186.774 28.912 –0.403

24

Clint Bowyer 15 Toyota Peak Antifreeze 186.754 28.915 –0.406

25

Brian Vickers 55 Toyota Aaron’s Dream Machine 186.445 28.963 –0.454

26

Marcos Ambrose 9 Ford DeWalt 186.085 29.019 –0.510

27

Jamie McMurray 1 Chevrolet McDonald’s 185.880 29.051 –0.542

28

Cole Whitt 30 Toyota Lean 1 185.778 29.067 –0.558

29

Mark Martin 14 Chevrolet Mobil 1 / Bass Pro Shops 185.765 29.069 –0.560

30

J.J. Yeley 36 Chevrolet TBA 185.414 29.124 –0.615

31

Casey Mears 13 Ford No. 13 GEICO Ford Fusion 184.445 29.277 –0.768

32

Landon Cassill 40 Chevrolet Hillman Racing 184.407 29.283 –0.774

33

David Reutimann 83 Toyota Burger King-Dr. Pepper 184.376 29.288 –0.779

34

Josh Wise 35 Ford MDS Transport 184.344 29.293 –0.784

35

David Gilliland 38 Ford Long John Silver’s 184.106 29.331 –0.822

36

Justin Allgaier 51 Chevrolet Brandt #51 Chevrolet SS 184.080 29.335 –0.826

37

Travis Kvapil 93 Toyota Burger King-Dr. Pepper 183.799 29.380 –0.871

38

Michael McDowell 98 Ford Phil Parsons Racing 183.331 29.455 –0.946

39

Timmy Hill 32 Ford U.S. Chrome 183.312 29.458 –0.949

40

Reed Sorenson 95 Ford Leavine Family Racing 182.082 29.657 –1.148

41

Dave Blaney 7 Chevrolet TBA 181.928 29.682 –1.173

42

Joe Nemechek 87 Toyota Royal Teak Collection 180.753 29.875 –1.366

43

Tony Raines 33 Chevrolet Little Joe’s Autos.com 178.731 30.213 –1.704

 

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