Joey Logano earns fourth pole of season, first at Kansas

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Joey Logano earned his 12th career Sprint Cup pole, his fourth of the season and his first at Kansas Speedway on Friday.

Logano topped the field for Saturdays SpongeBob SquarePants 400 with a speed of 192.397 mph. Kasey Kahne was second-fastest at 191.911, followed by Brad Keselowski (191.857), Martin Truex Jr. (191.782) and Carl Edwards (191.578).

“We just kind of swung for the fence in the last round and the car drove awesome,” Logano told Fox Sports 1. “It’s not very often you get a car that’s just perfect.

“I came off Turn 4 and I didn’t know how to go faster than that. … It was a great run, our fourth pole of the season (also at Atlanta, Martinsville and Richmond). We just need to rack up some more wins.”

Phenom Erik Jones, who earned the pole for tonight’s Toyota Tundra 250 Camping World Truck Series and who was fastest in the second Sprint Cup practice session earlier in the day, qualified 12th.

Here’s how the qualifying session played out:

1 Joey Logano … 192.397 mph

2 Kasey Kahne … 191.911

3 Brad Keselowski … 191.857

4 Martin Truex Jr. … 191.782

5 Carl Edwards … 191.578

6 Kevin Harvick … 191.299

7 Greg Biffle … 191.015

8 Kurt Busch … 190.853

9 Jamie McMurray … 190.228

10 Kyle Larson … 190.154

11 Jeff Gordon … 189.900

12 Erik Jones … 189.540

13 Denny Hamlin … 190.712

14 Aric Almirola … 190.691

15 Ryan Newman … 190.557

16 Tony Stewart … 190.510

17 Dale Earnhardt Jr. … 190.496

18 Matt Kenseth … 190.476

19 Jimmie Johnson … 190.282

20 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. … 190.228

21 Clint Bowyer … 190.188

22 Paul Menard … 190.047

23 David Ragan … 189.760

24 Casey Mears … 189.175

25 Justin Allgaier … 189.607

26 Sam Hornish Jr. … 189.434

27 Danica Patrick … 189.347

28 Austin Dillon … 189.162

29 AJ Allmendinger … 188.917

30 Trevor Bayne … 188.904

31 Michael McDowell … 188.904

32 Ty Dillon … 188.818

33 Jeb Burton … 188.613

34 Cole Whitt … 187.748

35 Matt DiBenedetto … 187.669

36 Alex Bowman … 187.559

37 JJ Yeley … Owner Points

38 David Gilliland … Owner Points

39 Brett Moffitt … Owner Points

40 Josh Wise … Owner Points

41 Landon Cassill … Owner Points

42 Joey Gase … Owner Points

43 Michael Annett … Owner Points

Did Not Qualify: Brendan Gaughan