Joey Logano wins Atlanta Pole
Joey Logano won the Coors Light pole for the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway with speed of 194.683mph for his 1st pole of 2015, 1st at Atlanta and 9th of his career. Logano has won 2 races from the pole out of 8 previous poles.
#4-Harvick is on the outside pole followed by #1-McMurray, #11-Hamlin, #19-Edwards, #42-Larson, #31-Newman, #9-Hornish Jr., #88-Earnhardt Jr., #5-Kahne, #47-Allmendinger and #2-Keselowski.
Thirteen cars didn’t get to make a run during the first round as they didn’t get thru pre-qualifying tech inspection, including #24-Gordon, #20-Kenseth, #48-Johnson, #14-Stewart, #41-Smith.
Missing the race were: #66-Wallace, #83-DiBenedetto, #46-Annett, #29-Sorenson.
“There is something wrong with this system, or there is something wrong with the time on the clock to get through,” said four-time champion Jeff Gordon. “There’s no way this many good cars, talented people, that they can’t figure out how to get these cars through inspection. These guys are too smart. Yeah, we’re pushing limits, but there’s something wrong here.
“I’m embarrassed,” said Gordon. “I’m embarrassed for this series right now that this just happened. … This is just absolutely ridiculous.”
“When I walked up 10 minutes before qualifying was scheduled to start there were only 14 cars on pit road, so I have a hard time believe it was the teams,” said Kenseth. “They should really figure out how to get everyone through tech before qualifying starts, first of all. But if they can’t do that they probably should have postponed qualifying until they could get everyone through tech.”