Logano Captures SpongeBob SquarePants 400 Pole

by Roberta Cowan On Fri, May. 08, 2015

Photo Credit: Brian Lawdermilk/NASCAR via Getty Images

Joey Logano took the pole for the SpongeBob SquarePants 400 at Kansas Speedway. Logano set the pole with a lap at 192.397 mph and in 28.067 seconds in his Team Penske Ford.

“Definitely cool to get another pole,” Logano said. “Last year it took us pretty much the whole year to get one pole,” he said. “We won a lot of first and second sessions, but we’d fall on our face in the third session. So it’s pretty special to be able to figure out these third sessions and still have a lot of speed in our car when we get to those rounds. You don’t get anything for winning the first and second rounds is what I figured out last year.”

Coming close with a very late run was Kasey Kahne. Kahne turned a lap of 191.911 mph/28.138 seconds to take the second spot.

“Our final run was our best run of the day. So, I’m happy with the car and the speed of the car and the engine and the guys for making it better throughout the entire day. I look forward to tomorrow night. It’s going to be an interesting race. I always enjoy racing here at Kansas and we’ll see what we’ve got.”

Keselowski will start third in Saturday night’s race. Failing to make the third round were such notables as six-time champion Jimmie Johnson, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and former champions Matt Kenseth and Tony Stewart. The only driver who missed the race was Brendan Gaughan.

Starting Grid for SpongeBob SquarePants 400:

POS. CAR # DRIVER SPONSOR BEST SPEED BEST TIME BEHIND
1 22 Joey Logano AAA Insurance 192.4 28.067 Leader
2 5 Kasey Kahne Great Clips 191.91 28.138 0.071
3 2 Brad Keselowski Avaya 191.86 28.146 0.079
4 78 Martin Truex Jr Furniture Row/Visser Precision 191.78 28.157 0.09
5 19 Carl Edwards Stanley 191.58 28.187 0.12
6 4 Kevin Harvick Jimmy John’s/ Budweiser 191.3 28.228 0.161
7 16 Greg Biffle Cheez-It/Sponge Bob Square Pants Ford Fusion 191.02 28.27 0.203
8 41 Kurt Busch Haas Automation 190.85 28.294 0.227
9 1 Jamie McMurray McDonald’s 190.23 28.387 0.32
10 42 Kyle Larson Target 190.15 28.398 0.331
11 24 Jeff Gordon American Red Cross 189.9 28.436 0.369
12 18 Erik Jones M&M’s Red Nose Day 189.54 28.49 0.423
13 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Freight 190.71 28.315 0.248
14 43 Aric Almirola Farmland 190.69 28.318 0.251
15 31 Ryan Newman Quicken Loans 190.56 28.338 0.271
16 14 Tony Stewart Bass Pro Shops / Mobil 1 190.51 28.345 0.278
17 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr Nationwide 190.5 28.347 0.28
18 20 Matt Kenseth Dollar General 190.48 28.35 0.283
19 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe’s 190.28 28.379 0.312
20 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr Zest Ford Fusion 190.23 28.387 0.32
21 15 Clint Bowyer 5-Hour Energy 190.19 28.393 0.326
22 27 Paul Menard Pittsburgh Paints / Menards 190.05 28.414 0.347
23 55 David Ragan SpongeBob Square Pants Aaron’s Dream Machine 189.76 28.457 0.39
24 13 Casey Mears Squidward Tentacles Chevrolet SS 189.18 28.545 0.478
25 51 Justin Allgaier Fraternal Order of Eagles 189.61 28.48 0.413
26 9 Sam Hornish Jr Medallion Bank 189.43 28.506 0.439
27 10 Danica Patrick GoDaddy 189.35 28.519 0.452
28 3 Austin Dillon Dow 189.16 28.547 0.48
29 47 AJ Allmendinger Dillon’s/SCOTT Products 188.92 28.584 0.517
30 6 Trevor Bayne Advocare Ford Fusion 188.9 28.586 0.519
31 95 Michael McDowell WRL / Larry the Lobster 188.9 28.586 0.519
32 33 Ty Dillon No. 33 Plankton Chevrolet SS 188.82 28.599 0.532
33 26 Jeb Burton Maxim Fantasy Sports 188.61 28.63 0.563
34 35 Cole Whitt TBD 187.75 28.762 0.695
35 83 Matt DiBenedetto Dustless Blasting 187.67 28.774 0.707
36 7 Alex Bowman Accell Construction 187.56 28.791 0.724
37 23 J.J. Yeley Dr. Pepper “I’m a Pepper” 186.45 28.962 0.895
38 38 David Gilliland MDS 186.39 28.971 0.904
39 34 Brett Moffitt Dockside Logistics 186.36 28.976 0.909
40 98 Josh Wise Phil Parsons Racing 186.25 28.994 0.927
41 40 Landon Cassill Carsforsale.com 185.14 29.167 1.1
42 32 Joey Gase TBA 185.05 29.181 1.114
43 46 Michael Annett Allstate Peterbilt Group 183.77 29.384 1.317

 

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