Brad Keselowski wins Xfinity pole at Charlotte
CONCORD, N.C. -- Brad Keselowski will start first in today’s Xfinity Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway after claiming his first pole since November 2016 at Texas.
The Team Penske driver posted a top speed of 184.382 mph. It’s his 21st career pole and the first pole for Keselowski and Penske at the track.
Keselowski will be joined on the front row by Cole Custer. It his Custer’s third front row start this season.
The top five is completed by Kyle Busch, Tyler Reddick and Brandon Jones.
It’s Reddick’s best qualifying effort of the season.
Kaz Grala, making the first series start for Fury Race Cars, qualified 16th. Though he competed in the first 10 races of the season with JGL Racing, FRC does not have any owner points and would have missed the race if qualifying had been rained out.
In his fifth start of the year, Timmy Hill will start 24th after advancing to the second round for the first time this season.
Ryan Reed did not make a qualifying attempt after his No. 16 Ford failed inspection three times. He will start from the rear. His car chief, Daniel Bormann, has been ejected from the race. Reed will serve a 30 minute practice hold next week at Pocono.
The cars of Chad Finchum, Mike Harmon and Morgan Shepherd failed to qualify.
The Alsco 300 is set to begin at 1:13 p.m. ET on Fox Sports 1.