Cup Series

Ryan Blaney captures pole in Phoenix

Ryan Blaney was fast on Friday morning in Phoenix — he backed that speed up once again on Friday evening during qualifying. Blaney put his No. 12 Ford Mustang on the pole (25.48 seconds) for Sunday’s Ticket Guardian 500 at ISM Raceway.

Blaney didn’t just put it on the pole, he secured the top spot by two tenths of a second. It was a dominant performance from the Penske driver on Friday afternoon.

Chase Elliott will join Blaney on the front row with a time of 25.68 seconds.

Early favorites Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick will start 4th and 8th, respectively.

The story of the day ended up being Daniel Suarez and Michael McDowell, however. Two of the nicer guys you’ll see in the garage had a bit of a disagreement during their qualifying run. Both drivers missed the second round of qualifying.

Starting Lineup

  1. Blaney
  2. Elliott
  3. Hamlin
  4. Kyle Busch
  5. Keselowski
  6. Bowman
  7. Byron
  8. Harvick
  9. Truex
  10. Jones
  11. Hemric
  12. Logano
  13. Austin Dillon
  14. Almirola
  15. Johnson
  16. Kurt Busch
  17. Menard
  18. Newman
  19. Stenhouse
  20. Ty Dillon
  21. Preece
  22. Buescher
  23. Wallace
  24. Lajoie
  25. DiBenedetto
  26. Bowyer
  27. McDowell
  28. Suarez
  29. Ragan
  30. Tifft
  31. Larson
  32. Cassill
  33. Chastain
  34. Ware
  35. Houff
  36. Currey
Terry Lambert
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