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Brad Keselowski Grabs Alsco 300 Pole at Charlotte

After a rain shower at Charlotte Motor Speedway, the NASCAR XFINITY Series teams took to the track for qualifying for this afternoon’s Alasco 300.

For the first time in several weeks, Cup Series drivers are allowed to double-dip, and they took full advantage, taking three of the top 10 starting spots, with Brad Keselowski taking the pole with a speed of 184.382 mph. Cole Custer will start alongside Keselowski after his second-place effort.

Kyle Busch, Tyler Reddick and Brandon Jones rounded out the top five.

Chase Elliott qualified sixth, with rookies Christopher Bell seventh, Austin Cindric in eighth, Chase Briscoe was ninth and Justin Allgaier completes the top 10.

Three cars failed to qualify; Chad Finchum, Mike Harmon and Morgan Shepherd will go home empty-handed this week.

Other notables include point leader Elliott Sadler in 13th; Kaz Grala, whose Fury Motorsports team is making its XFINITY debut this week, in 16th; and Ryan Reed in 40th after he was unable to make an attempt.

Alsco 300 Starting Lineup

About the author

Amy is an 20-year veteran NASCAR writer and a six-time National Motorsports Press Association (NMPA) writing award winner, including first place awards for both columns and race coverage. As well as serving as Photo Editor, Amy writes The Big 6 (Mondays) after every NASCAR Cup Series race. She can also be found working on her bi-weekly columns Holding A Pretty Wheel (Tuesdays) and Only Yesterday (Wednesdays). A New Hampshire native whose heart is in North Carolina, Amy’s work credits have extended everywhere from driver Kenny Wallace’s website to Athlon Sports. She can also be heard weekly as a panelist on the Hard Left Turn podcast that can be found on AccessWDUN.com's Around the Track page.

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