Blaney’s average lap speed of 141.287 mph was more compared to a mile-an-hour faster compared to second-place Chase Elliott (140.171 miles ). was third (140.007 miles ).

Kyle Busch was Brad Keselowski completed the top five.

The rod is your initial for Blaney this season and this year for Team Penske. It’therefore that the sixth pole of his Monster Energy Cup Series career and secondly at Phoenix.

“it ’SA excellent way to begin the weekend and it keeps moving for us. ”

Keselowski and Logano, Blaney’so teammates, have won the previous two races at Atlanta and Las Vegas, respectively.

Round 2

Blaney, that was fastest in Friday’s only exercise session, ended up speediest in the second circular with an average lap speed of 140.400 mph.

Hamlin was second-fastest (140.280 miles ) and Bowman was third (140.247 miles ).

Also advancing to the final round were Elliott, Harvick, Truex, Byron, Logano, Hemric along with Jones.

Austin Dillon was ousted from the Best 12 at the very last moment as Jones made another lastminute powerful qualifying run. He will begin 1 3 th.

One of those failing to progress to the final round were Aric Almirola, Jimmie Johnson, Kurt Busch, Paul Menard and Ricky Stenhouse Jr..

Round Inch

After an oil spill at the end of Xfinity Series practice, there was compliments among drivers to be the very first out on the trail for Cup qualifying and tell you the dry.

When much of the field did get on the trail, Harvick bolted to the top of the leaderboard with an average lap speed at 138.980 mph.

Elliott finished up second (138.766 miles ) and Stenhouse was third (138.451 miles ). Menard was Chris Buescher completed the top five.

Rounding out the Top was Keselowski, Logano, Kyle Busch, Austin Dillon and Blaney.

A brief battle broke out between Daniel Suarez and Michael McDowell after Suarez approached McDowell on pit road following the session. Suarez was apparently upset that McDowell impeded his qualifying run .

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“I held him up on that lap, which was a miscommunication,”” McDowell explained. “We were all waiting before limit to go available. ”

You have to attempt if a person is currently creating a sexy racket to escape the way. This ’therefore racing.

One of those who didn’t progress to Round 2 were Kyle Larson, Matt DiBenedetto, Clint Bowyer, Suarez, McDowell and Larson.

Larson said he never saw the flag to indicate his second qualifying lap wouldn’t count.

Keselowski’s No. 2 Ford was only car to fail pre-qualifying technician twice and also had an engineer ejected for the rest of the weekend. He will even lose 15 minutes of exercise by Saturday’s exercise session.

Rick Ware Racing’s No. 52 elected not to qualify because the failed pre-qualifying inspection once and elected to not use to undergo again.