It’s An All Penske Front Row As Logano Earns 4th Straight Zippo 200 Pole

Brad Keselowski narrowly knocked his Team Penske teammate of Joey Logano off of his throne when it comes to Busch Pole qualifying in the NASCAR XFINITY Series at the Watkins Glen International. Every year since 2015, Logano had earned the Zippo 200 pole.

On Saturday, Logano had his No. 22 Ford fastest in the first round of qualifying and on top of the leaderboard in the second and final round as well. The last driver to have a shot of knocking him off was Keselowski. 

On his final lap around the upstate New York road course, Keselowski was trending quicker than his teammate. He was well on his way to a pole run until the 11th and final corner. Keselowski, over drove the turn and lost so much ground he aborted his run which allowed Logano to earn his 35th career pole in the series and fourth straight at Watkins Glen.

Logano, circled the track with a speed of 122.995 mph good enough for the pole for Saturday’s race. It was Penske’s fifth straight Watkins Glen pole as Logano is eyeing his third win in the race in the last four years.

Keselowski, will roll off alongside in second to give Penske a clean sweep of the front row. He turned in an early lap of 122.376 mph in his No. 12 Ford.

Kyle Larson (122.002 mph) and AJ Allmendinger (121.633 mph) will share Row 2 while Daniel Hemric (121.612 mph) rounded out the top five.

There were five Chevrolet drivers in the top seven of the starting lineup.

Christopher Bell who’s looking to win for a fourth straight week will start 11th.

Zippo 200 Starting Lineup

Row 1: Joey Logano, Brad Keselowski

Row 2: Kyle Larson, AJ Allmendinger

Row 3: Daniel Hemric, Austin Dillon

Row 4: Ryan Truex, Ryan Preece

Row 5: Aric Almirola, Justin Allgaier

Row 6: Christopher Bell, Cole Custer

Row 7: Elliott Sadler, Austin Cindric R

Row 8: Jeremy Clements, Matt Tifft

Row 9: Kaz Grala R, Justin Haley

Row 10: Ryan Reed, Brandon Jones

Row 11: Alex Labbe R, Scott Heckert

Row 12: Ross Chastain, Mike Skeen

Row 13: Michael Annett, JJ Yeley

Row 14: Tyler Reddick R, Ryan Sieg

Row 15: Victor Gonzlaez Jr., Tommy Joe Martins

Row 16: Timmy Hill, Garrett Smithley

Row 17: Jeff Green, David Starr

Row 18: Chad Finchum R, Brian Henderson

Row 19: Joey Gase, Josh Bilicki R

Row 20: Spencer Boyd R, Vinnie Miller R

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