Harvick stopped a series of eight distinct pole winners to start the 20-19 season by capturing the pole for Saturday night’s Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond (Va.) Richmond.
The pole could be the next of the summer growing season for Harvick and 27th of his livelihood and comes.
Harvick, that headed the Cup series with eight successes last year, is still searching for his first win of the season. His average lap rate of 124.298 mph topped Erik Jones (124.081 miles ) at the last round.
“I’m just pretty happy with everybody on the No. 4 team and at Stewart-Haas rebounds,” Harvick claimed. &ldquo week was a success in the rate perspective. This has been the first week we had the ability to really have the rate to be in a position to win the race.
“We all had a great deal of things go wrong, however, also you ’ll have days past. The absolute most crucial thing was the rate. We did a excellent job now. I didn’t think it was an ideal lap out of my view, but I managed to to put at the hands on the exit and then pay a nice lap.
“you just need to go faster than everybody else.
Kurt Busch finished up , Joey Logano was Kyle Busch completed the topfive.
Kyle Busch powered to the peak of the leaderboard at the 2nd orgasmic session of qualifying.
Truex was Austin Dillon completed the topfive.
Larson, that was second-fastest from the first round, finished up 14th.
Among others who neglected to progress were Aric Almirola, Alex Bowman, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Denny Hamlin, Clint Bowyer and William Byron.
Kurt Busch led the way at the first five-minute round of knockout qualifying, the first time he’so advanced out from the first round in three races.
Busch’s average lap rate of 125.815 mph topped Larson (125.517 miles ) and Stenhouse (125.354 mph). Hamlin was Austin Dillon completed the topfive.
Rounding out the top-10 were both Harvick, Jones, Bowyer, Suarez and Truex.
Among those who failed to progress to the second round were Ryan Blaney, Bubba Wallace, Ty Dillon, Ryan Newman and Michael McDowell.
“Probably not just a fantastic thing to hold back until the very last car to move out on a green race trail,” Blaney said over his radio after a first round.