Keselowski captures pole for Coca-Cola 600

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) -- Brad Keselowski earned the pole for NASCAR's longest race with a lap of 192.089 mph on Thursday night.

Keselowski took advantage of cooler track conditions later in qualifying at Charlotte Motor Speedway to earn his second career Sprint Cup pole. AJ Allmendinger (191.693 mph) will join him on the front row for Sunday night's Coca-Cola 600.

Carl Edwards, who won last week's All-Star race then wrecked his car in a celebration mishap in the grass, qualified third in his new car. Denny Hamlin, Jeff Burton and Jimmie Johnson rounded out the top six.

Kyle Busch, who earlier in the day apologized again for driving what a police officer clocked as 128 mph in a 45 mph zone this week, turned in a lap of 189.440 mph and will start 21st. Here's a look at the complete 43 car field:

1. (2) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 192.089 mph.

2. (43) A J Allmendinger, Ford, 191.693.

3. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 191.686.

4. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 191.367.

5. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 191.245.

6. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 191.069.

7. (00) David Reutimann, Toyota, 190.921.

8. (6) David Ragan, Ford, 190.799.

9. (21) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 190.752.

10. (33) Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet, 190.705.

11. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 190.604.

12. (39) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 190.564.

13. (5) Mark Martin, Chevrolet, 190.409.

14. (56) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 190.201.

15. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 190.161.

16. (27) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 190.067.

17. (4) Kasey Kahne, Toyota, 189.893.

18. (83) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 189.867.

19. (17) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 189.86.

20. (78) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 189.767.

21. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 189.44.

22. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 189.414.

23. (20) Joey Logano, Toyota, 189.321.

24. (9) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 189.288.

25. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 188.937.

26. (22) Kurt Busch, Dodge, 188.844.

27. (47) Bobby Labonte, Toyota, 188.653.

28. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 188.416.

29. (42) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 188.16.

30. (34) David Gilliland, Ford, 188.048.

31. (38) Travis Kvapil, Ford, 187.99.

32. (95) David Starr, Ford, 187.944.

33. (66) Michael McDowell, Toyota, 187.682.

34. (46) J.J. Yeley, Chevrolet, 187.513.

35. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 187.201.

36. (87) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 187.169.

37. (13) Casey Mears, Toyota, 186.994.

38. (30) David Stremme, Chevrolet, 186.916.

39. (32) Mike Bliss, Ford, 186.413.

40. (09) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, Owner Points.

41. (7) Robby Gordon, Dodge, Owner Points.

42. (36) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet, Owner Points.

43. (60) Mike Skinner, Toyota, 186.774.

Failed to Qualify

44. (71) Andy Lally, Ford, 186.651.

45. (50) T.J. Bell, Toyota, 186.567.

46. (77) Scott Wimmer, Dodge, 186.213.

47. (37) Tony Raines, Ford, 184.483.

48. (81) Scott Riggs, Chevrolet, 183.73.


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