JOLIET, Ill. – Joey Logano raced to the pole position for the Camping World 300 during NASCAR Xfinity Series qualifying on Saturday afternoon at Chicagoland Speedway.
Logano, the lone Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regular in this week’s field, toured the 1.5-mile D-shaped oval in 30.413 seconds (177.556 mph) with his No. 12 Snap-On Ford Mustang for Team Penske.
The reigning Cup Series champion notched his 36th career Xfinity Series pole and is seeking his third career Xfinity win at Chicagoland. He previously won at the track in 2009 and 2013.
“I was actually a little surprised at that,” noted Logano. “I didn’t think it was that good of a lap, in all honesty. I was pretty sideways, but I guess everyone else was, too. It’s awesome to bring this No. 12 team to a pole, because we don’t run with them every week, so sometimes there’s little things that we have to figure out when we get to the race track that full-time teams have as old hat.
“We were pretty far off when we unloaded, but we keep getting closer, and I think we might have a car that can win this thing,” he added. “It’s good for one lap; hopefully it’s good for the rest of them.”
Cole Custer will join Logano on the front row after a lap of 30.424 seconds (177.491 mph) with the No. 00 Haas Automation Ford Mustang.
Ross Chastain and Justin Allgaier will share the second row of the grid in a pair of Chevrolet Camaros, with Christopher Bell slotting in fifth as the fastest Toyota driver.
Bell’s teammate Brandon Jones qualified sixth, followed by Austin Cindric, Riley Herbst, defending series champion Tyler Reddick and Noah Gragson.
With 41 cars on the grounds for 38 starting spots, Josh Bilicki, Joe Nemechek and Morgan Shepherd failed to qualify for Saturday’s race.
The Camping World 300 is scheduled for a 3:30 p.m. ET start time, with live coverage on NBCSN, the Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, channel 90.
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