AVONDALE, Ariz. – Brad Keselowski has earned the pole at Phoenix International Raceway after making it through NASCAR’s new knockout-style qualifying Friday.
Keselowski had a fast lap of 139.384 mph, turning the mile oval in 25.828 seconds to earn a spot on the front row next to Joey Logano for Sunday’s 312-mile race.
Jamie McMurray qualified third, Jimmie Johnson was fourth. Daytona 500 champion Dale Earnhardt Jr. will start fifth next to Greg Biffle.
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