Joey Logano wins the Pole for the Kansas Lottery 300
Joey Logano has won yet another pole this year. Logano clocked in a lap of 29.52 seconds to break the track record.
Logano barely edged out second place qualifier, Austin Dillon who seemed like he won the pole until Logano’s second lap on the track.
Johanna Long was the first driver to break the old track record in her ML Motorsports Chevy, she will start ninth.
There were several strong runs for some of the smaller teams. Kenny Wallace and his RAB Racing team qualified fourth after having impressive runs during the three practice sessions.
Jeremy Clements also had a strong run in his No. 51 car. Clements and his unsponsored race team will start 11th this afternoon. Eric McClure also had a rather strong qualifying run. McClure will start 15th in his Hefty/Reynolds Wrap Toyota.
There are two drivers making their NASCAR Nationwide Series debuts this afternoon.
Hal Martin, an ARCA Series driver, makes his debut driving the No. 44 Toyota for TriStar Motorsports this weekend. Martin has made one previous start in the Camping World Truck Series and has 11 ARCA races under his belt including a top five and three top ten finishes.
The first NASCAR driver of Arab decent will be making his debut this weekend as well. Nur Ali will be driving the No. 41 Chevy for Rick Ware Racing. Ali is a Pakistani native, but has lived in Texas since he was eight years old. He’s been a part of six ARCA races, but never finished better than 21st. Ali will start 41st.
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