Race Weekend Central

Kevin Harvick Wins Eighth Pole Position of Season at Kansas Speedway

For the eighth time this season, Kevin Harvick will lead the field to the green in this Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway. This is Harvick’s third pole in a row at this particular racetrack, posting a speed of 197.621 mph—a new track record.

Second-fastest Brian Vickers will line up alongside Harvick, while Aric Almirola—who failed to advance to the next round in the Chase last weekend in Dover—will start third.

Joey Logano and last week’s winner Jeff Gordon will round out the top five.

Reigning Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson spun during the first round of qualifying, and will start the Hollywood Casino 400 from the 32nd position. Though Johnson didn’t hit anything, teams are not allowed to change tires during a qualifying session, so the team opted not to return to the track.


Full lineup:


  1. Kevin Harvick
  2. Brian Vickers
  3. Aric Almirola
  4. Joey Logano
  5. Jeff Gordon
  6. Brad Keselowski
  7. Kyle Busch
  8. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  9. Tony Stewart
  10. Kasey Kahne
  11. Greg Biffle
  12. Carl Edwards
  13. Paul Menard
  14. Jamie McMurray
  15. Martin Truex Jr.
  16. Austin Dillon
  17. Ryan Newman
  18. Kyle Larson
  19. Clint Bowyer
  20. AJ Allmendinger
  21. Justin Allgaier
  22. Marcos Ambrose
  23. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
  24. Kurt Busch
  25. Denny Hamlin
  26. Casey Mears
  27. Matt Kenseth
  28. Michael McDowell
  29. Danica Patrick
  30. Reed Sorenson
  31. David Gilliland
  32. Jimmie Johnson
  33. Alex Bowman
  34. Josh Wise
  35. Landon Cassill
  36. Michael Annett
  37. David Ragan
  38. JJ Yeley
  39. Cole Whitt
  40. Timmy Hill
  41. Mike Bliss
  42. Joey Gase
  43. Mike Wallace

About the author

Promoted to editor in 2013, Summer is one of Frontstretch’s fast-rising young talents. While contributing to social media efforts, she also writes the weekly "Up To Speed" column. A Kansas native, Summer graduated with a Bachelor's in Journalism and Mass Communications in 2015. She also contributes to other media outlets such as Kickin' The Tires.

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