Logano tops Ky. Busch for Phoenix Nationwide pole
Avondale, AZ (Sports Network) - Joey Logano will start on the pole for Saturday's Great Clips 200 Nationwide Series race after edging Kyle Busch in qualifying at Phoenix International Raceway.
Logano, a Sprint Cup Series regular, turned a lap at 132.621 mph for his 22nd career Nationwide pole, including his second here at Phoenix. He has scored eight race wins and six pole victories in Nationwide this season.
Kyle Busch, who is Logano's Sprint Cup teammate at Joe Gibbs Racing, earned the outside pole with a lap at 132.445 mph. Busch drives and owns the No. 54 Toyota in Nationwide.
Rookie Austin Dillon qualified third, while Sam Hornish Jr., who notched his first Nationwide win at Phoenix one year ago, took the fourth spot. Brian Vickers completed the top-five. Vickers is making his debut with JGR in the No. 20 Toyota.
Brad Keselowski, Kasey Kahne, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., the current points leader, Jason Leffler and Brian Scott completed the top-10.
Elliott Sadler, who is tied with Stenhouse in points, qualified 16th. Sadler won the spring race at Phoenix in March. Stenhouse is the points leader due to his six wins this season.
Joey Gase and Carl Long failed to qualify for this 200-lap race, which is scheduled to start just after 4 p.m. (ET).
11/10 15:06:22 ET