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Kevin Harvick on Pole for Texas Cup Race

Kevin Harvick will lead the field to green in the NASCAR Cup Series’ second race in the Round of 8 at Texas Motor Speedway.

The No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing pilot nabbed the Busch Pole Award after finishing runner-up to Joey Logano last week at Kansas Speedway.

Logano starts alongside Harvick on the front row, while fellow Team Penske teammate Brad Keselowski is third. Hendrick Motorsports cohorts Chase Elliott and Alex Bowman begin fourth and fifth.

Joe Gibbs Racing colleagues Martin Truex Jr. and Denny Hamlin line up sixth and seventh. The Busch brothers, Kurt and Kyle, start eighth and ninth, respectively, and Ryan Blaney rounds out the top 10.

The lineup was formed using an equation that combined four weighted categories: rank in owner points (35%), driver’s finishing position (25%), team owner’s finishing position (25%) and fastest lap from previous race (15%).

Cup Starting Lineup for Texas

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Joy joined Frontstretch in 2019 as a NASCAR DraftKings writer, expanding to news and iRacing coverage in 2020. She's currently an assistant editor and involved with photos, social media and news editing. A California native, Joy was raised as a motorsports fan and started watching NASCAR extensively in 2001. She earned her B.A. degree in Liberal Studies at California State University Bakersfield in 2010.

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If Golden Boy had won last week’s example of Brian’s product I’d bet he would have “won” the pole.

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