LOGANO TAKES THE POLE FOR THE GREAT CLIPS 200
Logano has now earned two poles in eight races at PIR and his first since November 2010. He has captured six poles and 18 top-10 starts in 2012.
Logano will be joined on the front row by Kyle Busch, who posted a speed of 27.181 seconds (132.445 mph). Busch also took the pole for Sunday’s AdvoCare 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. Busch earned his 14th top-10 Nationwide start of the year and his 12th in 14 races at Phoenix.
Austin Dillon, who currently ranks third in Nationwide Series points, 21 behind co-leaders Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Elliott Sadler, qualified third with a speed of 132.445 mph (27.219). Stenhouse Jr. qualified eighth (131.675 mph) and Sadler finished 16th (130.624).
Sam Hornish Jr. qualified fourth with a speed of 132.047 mph and Brian Vickers finished fifth (132.033). Rounding out the top 10 were Brad Keselowski (131.989), Kasey Kahne (131.844), Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (131.675), Jason Leffler (131.593) and Brian Scott (131.310).
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