Rain gives Keselowski Dover pole

Points leader Keselowski has the pole at Dover

Points leader Keselowski has the pole at Dover

NASCAR Points leader Brad Keselowski will start from pole position at Dover after qualifying was washed out.

Under NASCAR rules points positions determine the start order, with the advantage also extending to pit box selection for the final race in the opening phase of the Chase for the Sprint Cup.

“We obviously have been having a great season, maybe not with what we had done on track today, but with what we had done throughout the course of the year and scoring a lot of points and winning races,” said Keselowski.

“We’ll take it. Of course, being up front gives us a very advantageous pit road selection for this race, which I think is very critical, so we’ve got a lot to smile about and be happy, but also a lot of work left to do.”

A further two practice sessions are schedule before Sunday’s race.


STARTING LINE-UP: Citizen Soldier 400 – Dover International Speedway

1 2 Brad Keselowski Miller Lite
2 78 Martin Truex Jr Furniture Row / Denver Mattress
3 18 Kyle Busch M&M’s Core
4 20 Matt Kenseth DeWalt Flexvolt
5 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil
6 4 Kevin Harvick Jimmy John’s Chevrolet SS
7 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Ground
8 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe’s
9 24 Chase Elliott Mountain Dew
10 19 Carl Edwards ARRIS Surfboard
11 41 Kurt Busch Monster Energy / Haas Automation Chevrolet SS
12 42 Kyle Larson Target
13 1 Jamie McMurray Credit One
14 3 Austin Dillon AAA
15 14 Tony Stewart Nature’s Bakery Brownie / Mobil Chevrolet SS
16 34 Chris Buescher CSX – Play it Safe
17 5 Kasey Kahne Panasonic
18 88 Jeff Gordon Nationwide
19 31 Ryan Newman WIX Filters
20 21 Ryan Blaney Motorcraft / Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center
21 47 AJ Allmendinger Bush’s Chili Beans
22 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr Fastenal Ford Fusion
23 6 Trevor Bayne Advocare Ford Fusion
24 10 Danica Patrick Nature’s Bakery Chevrolet SS
25 16 Greg Biffle Ford EcoBoost Ford Fusion
26 27 Paul Menard Duracell / Menards
27 43 Aric Almirola Smithfield
28 15 Clint Bowyer 5-Hour Energy
29 13 Casey Mears GEICO
30 95 Ty Dillon Death Wish Coffee Chevrolet SS
31 38 Landon Cassill MDS Transport
32 23 David Ragan Life With Cancer
33 7 Regan Smith Citizen Soldier Chevrolet
34 44 Brian Scott ACME
35 83 Matt DiBenedetto E.J. Wade Construction
36 98 Timmy Hill VYDOX Plus
37 46 Michael Annett Pilot Flying J
38 32 Jeffrey Earnhardt Can – Am
39 55 Reed Sorenson VYDOX Plus
40 30 Josh Wise Curtis Key Plumbing

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