Friday night at Kansas Speedway, Ryan Blaney earned the first pole of his career in his 65th Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series attempt, putting the Wood Brothers No. 21 Ford in the No. 1 spot with a lap of 189.600 miles per hour.
Joey Logano and the No. 22 Team Penske Ford will start alongside Blaney, with Martin Truex Jr.’s Furniture Row Racing Toyota and Talladega winner Ricky Stenhouse Jr.’s Roush Fenway Racing Ford on Row 2.
It was an eventful qualifying session as 11 cars did not make runs because they failed tech inspection and a 12thcar, Michael McDowell’s Leavine Family Racing Chevrolet, lost an engine in practice and did not take part in time trials.
Here’s what the racers had to say on social media after qualifying.