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Joey Logano Claims 3rd Pole of the Season for Cup Race at Charlotte ROVAL

Joey Logano claimed the NASCAR Cup Series pole at the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL after laying down a fast lap of 103.424 mph in the second round of qualifying Saturday (Oct. 8).

He earned his third pole of the year and 25th of his career in that one-minute, 20.755-second lap.

William Byron was just over a 10th slower than Logano and will start in second on the front row. Daniel Suarez is third, Tyler Reddick starts fourth and Austin Cindric rounds out the top five.

All three Team Penske drivers begin in the top six, with Ryan Blaney holding out the sixth position. AJ Allmendinger slots in seventh, Christopher Bell was the fastest Toyota driver in eighth and Chase Elliott starts ninth.

Ross Chastain qualified 10th but crashed into the tire barriers in the infield. His car had a lot of left-front damage as a result.

It is not yet known whether he’ll have to go to a backup car.

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A few cars had some issues during practice. Reddick spun around in the grass but didn’t hit anything. Later in group B, Conor Daly, who is making his Cup debut for The Money Team Racing in the No. 50, lost all steering coming out of the backstretch chicane and hit the outside wall.

Daly didn’t make a lap in qualifying and starts at the back.

Aric Almirola wasn’t able to go out in qualifying either, as his team needs to change engines.

Josh Williams’ car failed inspection three times and was not allowed to qualify. A crew member was ejected and he lost pit selection. Additionally, he’ll have to do a pass through after the start of the race.

Cup Qualifying Results From Charlotte ROVAL

The Bank of America ROVAL 400 airs Sunday, Oct. 9 at 2 p.m. ET on NBC.

About the author

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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