Logano Wins Pole, Gibbs Sweeps Front Row In Kansas

By Toby Christie (Originally appeared on RubbingsRacing.com)

Joey Logano took his Sport Clips Toyota around the Kansas Speedway in just 31.098 seconds Saturday during Nationwide Series qualifying. That lap was solid enough to secure his sixth Coors Light Pole award of the 2010 Nationwide season.

As a result he has caused Coors Light to bring out the special banners used for drivers who are under 21-years-old that win the pole yet again. I bet Coors Light can’t wait until Logano finally turns 21.

Kyle Busch put down the second-fastest lap of the session, which means that Joe Gibbs Racing has swept the front row… just like in the last Nationwide race.

Kevin Harvick will start third in today’s Nationwide Series race followed by Carl Edwards and Aric Almirola.

Parker Kligerman was one of the drivers who had to go-or-go-home in qualifying, and he got it done, with a lap good enough for seventh place.

Trevor Bayne who has moved to Roush-Fenway Racing starting this weekend, was able to secure his spot in the field as he clocked in 33rd.

There were 49 drivers who were vying for the 43 spots in today’s race, which means that six drivers have to watch this one from the comfort of their motor home couch. Those drivers are Andy Ponstein, Johnny Chapman, Daryl Harr, Stephan McCurley, Mark Green, and Willie Allen who actually crashed his car during his run.

Author: Toby Christie

Toby is the Editor of TheFinalLap.com 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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