Logano keeps Team Penske on top in Atlanta

Logano adds the Atlanta pole to his Daytona win

Logano adds the Atlanta pole to his Daytona win

Team Penske star Joey Logano has topped qualifying for the Fold of Honor QuikTrip 500 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway.

A week after winning the season-opening Sprint Cup Daytona 500, Logano clocked 28.477s to pip reigning series champion Kevin Harvick by .131s.

Jamie McMurray was third, from Denny Hamlin with Carl Edwards fifth.

Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, Matt Kenseth and Tony Stewart were among those who failed to clear pre-qualifying inspections.

However Logano reigned supreme, posting his quickest time in the third and final round.

“Our first run today in practice, we were faster on our second run on scuffs, so I knew that the grip would stay in the tires for at least two runs,” Logano said, who claimed the ninth pole award of his career.

“It was probably right at the limit, though. Probably the next run after that, it would have taken a pretty big jump down.

QUALIFYING: Fold of Honor Quiktrip 500
 
POS. CAR # DRIVER MANUFACTURER SPONSOR MPH TIME BEHIND
1 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil 194.683 28.477 Leader
2 4 Kevin Harvick Jimmy John’s/ Budweiser 193.792 28.608 –0.131
3 1 Jamie McMurray McDonald’s 193.623 28.633 –0.156
4 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Ground 193.400 28.666 –0.189
5 19 Carl Edwards Arris 193.137 28.705 –0.228
6 42 Kyle Larson Energizer 192.949 28.733 –0.256
7 31 Ryan Newman Caterpillar 192.942 28.734 –0.257
8 9 Sam Hornish Jr Medallion Bank 192.313 28.828 –0.351
9 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr Kelley Blue Book 192.206 28.844 –0.367
10 5 Kasey Kahne Farmers Insurance 192.140 28.854 –0.377
11 47 AJ Allmendinger Better Than Bouillon 191.483 28.953 –0.476
12 2 Brad Keselowski Detroit Genuine Parts 191.403 28.965 –0.488
13 27 Paul Menard Duracell / Menards 192.326 28.826 –0.349
14 78 Martin Truex Jr Furniture Row 192.313 28.828 –0.351
15 3 Austin Dillon Dow 192.146 28.853 –0.376
16 51 Justin Allgaier Brandt 192.033 28.870 –0.393
17 18 David Ragan M&M’s Crispy 191.496 28.951 –0.474
18 10 Danica Patrick GoDaddy 191.291 28.982 –0.505
19 16 Greg Biffle 2015 Ortho Ford Fusion 190.935 29.036 –0.559
20 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 2015 Fifth Third Bank Ford Fusion 190.692 29.073 –0.596
21 13 Casey Mears No. 13 GEICO Chevrolet SS 190.653 29.079 –0.602
22 55 Brett Moffitt Aaron’s 60th Anniversary Dream Machine 190.646 29.080 –0.603
23 43 Aric Almirola Fresh From Florida 190.424 29.114 –0.637
24 95 Michael McDowell Thrivent Financial 189.558 29.247 –0.770
25 15 Clint Bowyer 5-Hour Energy 189.513 29.254 –0.777
26 38 David Gilliland Love’s Travel Stops 189.493 29.257 –0.780
27 32 Mike Bliss Rimrock Design 189.351 29.279 –0.802
28 34 Joe Nemechek CSX – Play It Safe 189.183 29.305 –0.828
29 6 Trevor Bayne 2015 Advocare Ford Fusion 188.906 29.348 –0.871
30 23 J.J. Yeley Dr. Pepper Toyota Camry 188.187 29.460 –0.983
31 62 Brendan Gaughan A-S Medication Solutions 188.117 29.471 –0.994
32 33 Brian Scott Little Joe’s Autos 187.837 29.515 –1.038
33 98 Josh Wise Phil Parsons Racing 183.881 30.150 –1.673
34 30 Ron Hornaday Jr Curtis Key Plumbing 181.147 30.605 –2.128
35 24 Jeff Gordon 3M 0.000 0.000 -28.477
36 20 Matt Kenseth Dollar General 0.000 0.000 -28.477
37 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe’s 0.000 0.000 -28.477
38 41 Regan Smith Haas Automation 0.000 0.000 -28.477
39 14 Tony Stewart Bass Pro Shops / Mobil 1 0.000 0.000 -28.477
40 26 Jeb Burton Maxim Fantasy Sports App 0.000 0.000 -28.477
41 35 Cole Whitt Rinnai Tankless Water Heaters 0.000 0.000 -28.477
42 7 Alex Bowman Nikko/Toy State Chevrolet 0.000 0.000 -28.477
43 40 Landon Cassill Snap Fitness 0.000 0.000 -28.477

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