Logano edges Kahne for Sprint Cup pole at Kansas

Team Penske prevailed over all challengers in Kansas Friday with Joey Logano earning his fourth pole of 2015.

Joey Logano kicked off his bid to claim a second-consecutive Kansas win in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series by earning pole position for Saturday's SpongeBob SquarePants 400 with a fast lap of 192.397 mph/28.067 seconds.. It's Logano's fourth pole of the 2015 season and Team Penske's second of the day, after Will Power's triumph in IndyCar.

"That Shell/Pennzoil Ford Fusion was on a rail and did whatever I asked it to do," Logano said.

"We were third-quick in practice. I thought we were faster (than the car showed in round two), obviously."

Logano will share the front row with Kasey Kahne. Logano's Team Penske teammate, Brad Keselowski, is set to start third with Martin Truex Jr. fourth.

After posting the fastest lap in the first round and going second-quickest in round two, Carl Edwards was the last driver to post a time in the final round, but he could omly manage fifth.

Erik Jones, who will be making his first official Sprint Cup start Saturday night, was fastest during practice earlier in the day and qualified a respectable 12th.

Greg Biffle became the first Roush Fenway Racing driver of the season to advance to the third round of a qualifying session this season.

Brendan Gaughan was the only driver who failed to make the race.

Starting grid

POS. CAR#DRIVERSPONSORSpeed TIMEBEHIND
1 22 Joey Logano AAA Insurance 192.397 28.067 Leader
2 5 Kasey Kahne Great Clips 191.911 28.138 --0.071
3 2 Brad Keselowski Avaya 191.857 28.146 --0.079
4 78 Martin Truex Jr Furniture Row/Visser Precision 191.782 28.157 --0.090
5 19 Carl Edwards Stanley 191.578 28.187 --0.120
6 4 Kevin Harvick Jimmy John's/ Budweiser 191.299 28.228 --0.161
7 16 Greg Biffle Cheez-It/Sponge Bob Square Pants Ford Fusion 191.015 28.270 --0.203
8 41 Kurt Busch Haas Automation 190.853 28.294 --0.227
9 1 Jamie McMurray McDonald's 190.228 28.387 --0.320
10 42 Kyle Larson Target 190.154 28.398 --0.331
11 24 Jeff Gordon American Red Cross 189.900 28.436 --0.369
12 18 Erik Jones M&M's Red Nose Day 189.540 28.490 --0.423
13 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Freight 190.712 28.315 --0.248
14 43 Aric Almirola Farmland 190.691 28.318 --0.251
15 31 Ryan Newman Quicken Loans 190.557 28.338 --0.271
16 14 Tony Stewart Bass Pro Shops / Mobil 1 190.510 28.345 --0.278
17 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr Nationwide 190.496 28.347 --0.280
18 20 Matt Kenseth Dollar General 190.476 28.350 --0.283
19 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's 190.282 28.379 --0.312
20 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr Zest Ford Fusion 190.228 28.387 --0.320
21 15 Clint Bowyer 5-Hour Energy 190.188 28.393 --0.326
22 27 Paul Menard Pittsburgh Paints / Menards 190.047 28.414 --0.347
23 55 David Ragan SpongeBob Square Pants Aaron's Dream Machine 189.760 28.457 --0.390
24 13 Casey Mears Squidward Tentacles Chevrolet SS 189.175 28.545 --0.478
25 51 Justin Allgaier Fraternal Order of Eagles 189.607 28.480 --0.413
26 9 Sam Hornish Jr Medallion Bank 189.434 28.506 --0.439
27 10 Danica Patrick GoDaddy 189.347 28.519 --0.452
28 3 Austin Dillon Dow 189.162 28.547 --0.480
29 47 AJ Allmendinger Dillon's/SCOTT Products 188.917 28.584 --0.517
30 6 Trevor Bayne Advocare Ford Fusion 188.904 28.586 --0.519
31 95 Michael McDowell WRL / Larry the Lobster 188.904 28.586 --0.519
32 33 Ty Dillon No. 33 Plankton Chevrolet SS 188.818 28.599 --0.532
33 26 Jeb Burton Maxim Fantasy Sports 188.613 28.630 --0.563
34 35 Cole Whitt TBD 187.748 28.762 --0.695
35 83 Matt DiBenedetto Dustless Blasting 187.669 28.774 --0.707
36 7 Alex Bowman Accell Construction 187.559 28.791 --0.724
37 23 J.J. Yeley Dr. Pepper "I'm a Pepper" 186.451 28.962 --0.895
38 38 David Gilliland MDS 186.393 28.971 --0.904
39 34 Brett Moffitt Dockside Logistics 186.361 28.976 --0.909
40 98 Josh Wise Phil Parsons Racing 186.245 28.994 --0.927
41 40 Landon Cassill Carsforsale.com 185.141 29.167 --1.100
42 32 Joey Gase TBA 185.052 29.181 --1.114
43 46 Michael Annett Allstate Peterbilt Group 183.773 29.384 --1.317

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Event Kansas
Sub-event Friday qualifying
Track Kansas Speedway
Drivers Joey Logano
Article type Qualifying report
Tags team penske