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Joey Logano Wins Pole for Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400, Brad Keselowski Will Roll Off Third

November 16th, 2012 at 7:50 PM
By Mark Eddinger

Joey Logano won his second pole of the 2012 season on Friday evening at Homestead-Miami Speedway in what will be his final start with Joe Gibbs Racing before he moves to Penske Racing next year. It is his fifth career pole.

'IMG_5562' photo (c) 2011, Parker Anderson - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/

He bested the other 46 cars by turning a lap of 30.672 seconds and 176.056 mph around the 1.5 mile track. 

Championship leader Brad Keselowski will start from the third position and has himself in a great spot to start the race. He needs to finish 16th or better on Sunday to clinch his first Sprint Cup Series Championship. Meanwhile, his competition for the title, Jimmie Johnson, will roll off from the 10th position after his qualifying effort.

Marcos Ambrose will start next to Logano on the front row. Carl Edwards qualified fourth, Aric Almirola fifth, Clint Bowyer sixth, Martin Truex Jr. seventh, Kyle Busch eighth, and Mark Martin ninth.

Four drivers failed to make the race. They were Reed Sorenson in the No.79, Stephen Leicht in the No. 33, Jason Leffler in the No. 91, and Joe Nemechek in the No. 87.

On Saturday there will be two practice sessions at 1 p.m. ET and 3 p.m. and then the season finale takes place at 2 p.m. on Sunday.

Tags: aric almirola, Brad Keselowski, Carl Edwards, Clint Bowyer, Homestead-Miami Speedway, Jimmie Johnson, Joe Gibbs Racing, Joey Logano, Kyle Busch, Marcos Ambrose, Mark Martin, Martin Truex Jr., Motorsports

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