Joey Logano Captures Nationwide Pole at Texas

By Toby Christie (Originally appeared on

Saturday Joey Logano will look to do what no driver has been able to do the past four visits to Texas Motor Speedway… Stop his teammate Kyle Busch. Logano will start from the best possible spot to derail Busch, the pole. Logano was able to grab his 10th career Nationwide Series pole, when he ripped off a lap of 185.663 mph.

Clint Bowyer, who is still driving the No. 21 Zaxby’s car in place of John Wes Townley, qualified second with a lap of 185.376. Kyle Busch, who is looking for that fifth consecutive win at this track will roll off from the third place starting position, followed by Carl Edwards, and rookie of the year candidate Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

Jason Leffler will start sixth, and Jamie McMurray who was absent from practice yesterday, was able to put down the seventh quickest lap of the day.

The second place man in the point standings, Brad Keselowski, was only able to qualify 12th for Saturday’s O’Reilly 300.

Greg Biffle spun out during his qualifying run, which resulted in his lap being the slowest of the day.

The drivers who will be going home this week are: Derrike Cope, Josh Wise, Morgan Shepherd, and Jason Keller

Author: Toby Christie

Toby is the Editor of and Social Media Director of all things @TheFinalLap. He is the co-host of The Final Lap Weekly radio show and podcast, and he is the writer and co-host of the Racing Legends podcast. Additionally, Toby is a NMPA (National Motorsports Press Association) award winning writer, and has followed the sport as a fan since 1993.

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