Joey Logano earns pole for NASCAR Cup Pennzoil 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

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3 min readMar 3, 2024

2 March 2024
By Bob Francis, Managing Editor
Go Full Throttle Racing News

LAS VEGAS, NV — Team Penske driver Joey Logano, driver of the Pennzoil №22 Ford Mustang, earns pole position for Sunday’s Pennzoil 400 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. It was Logano’s 30th Busch Light Pole Award in 546
NASCAR Cup Series races, and his 3rd pole in 22 races at Las Vegas.

Logano earns second pole of the NASCAR Cup season at windy Las Vegas Motor Speedway (Image Credit: Getty Images/NASCAR Digital)

Logano is a 3-time winner at LVMS tied with Brad Keselowski for most among full-time active drivers — Logano’s qualifying time edged out Hendrick Motorsports driver Kyle Larson (184.225 mph) for the pole position by 0.021 seconds.

Joey Logano Team Penske earns Busch Light Pole Award for Pennzoil 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (Image Credit: Bob Francis, Gail Francis, GFT Digital)

In his post qualifying press conference, Logano indicated taking Pole was also unexpected, based on performance in practice.

“I didn’t expect it when I saw our short-run speed in practice,” Logano said. “We showed that we had great long-run speed. Our second run, we made an adjustment and went back out and like, ‘Oh, wow, we’re really competitive.’ The car was driving pretty good.

“So I felt really good about that, but our short run, our fire-off, we weren’t real fast… and I barely made it through the first round (of qualifying) by the skin of our teeth.”

NASCAR Cup Series Qualifying — Pennzoil 400 presented by Jiffy Lube

Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Saturday, March 2, 2024

  1. (22) Joey Logano, Ford, 184.357 mph.
  2. (5) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 184.225 mph.
  3. (2) Austin Cindric, Ford, 184.093 mph.
  4. (24) William Byron, Chevrolet, 183.911 mph.
  5. (23) Bubba Wallace, Toyota, 183.648 mph.
  6. (14) Chase Briscoe, Ford, 183.486 mph.
  7. (19) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 183.169 mph.
  8. (54) Ty Gibbs, Toyota, 183.150 mph.
  9. (17) Chris Buescher, Ford, 182.927 mph.
  10. (20) Christopher Bell, Toyota, 182.556 mph.
  11. (9) Chase Elliott, Chevrolet, 0.000 mph.
  12. (34) Michael McDowell, Ford, 0.000 mph.
  13. (47) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Chevrolet, 0.000 mph.
  14. (77) Carson Hocevar #, Chevrolet, 0.000 mph.
  15. (12) Ryan Blaney, Ford, 0.000 mph.
  16. (99) Daniel Suarez, Chevrolet, 0.000 mph.
  17. (7) Corey LaJoie, Chevrolet, 0.000 mph.
  18. (45) Tyler Reddick, Toyota, 0.000 mph.
  19. (3) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 0.000 mph.
  20. (1) Ross Chastain, Chevrolet, 0.000 mph.
  21. (8) Kyle Busch, Chevrolet, 0.000 mph.
  22. (43) Erik Jones, Toyota, 0.000 mph.
  23. (48) Alex Bowman, Chevrolet, 0.000 mph.
  24. (71) Zane Smith #, Chevrolet, 0.000 mph.
  25. (6) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 0.000 mph.
  26. (4) Josh Berry #, Ford, 0.000 mph.
  27. (42) John Hunter Nemechek, Toyota, 0.000 mph.
  28. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 0.000 mph.
  29. (21) Harrison Burton, Ford, 0.000 mph.
  30. (10) Noah Gragson, Ford, 0.000 mph.
  31. (38) Todd Gilliland, Ford, 0.000 mph.
  32. (15) Kaz Grala #, Ford, 0.000 mph.
  33. (16) Derek Kraus, Chevrolet, 0.000 mph.
  34. (31) Daniel Hemric, Chevrolet, 0.000 mph.
  35. (51) Justin Haley, Ford, 0.000 mph.
  36. (41) Ryan Preece, Ford, 0.000 mph.
  37. (44) JJ Yeley(i), Chevrolet, 0.000 mph.

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