MENCS: Joey Logano wins Pole for Sunday’s STP 500

Joey Logano will start from the pole in tomorrow’s STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway.

The Fords dominated qualifying on Saturday, capturing four out of the five top spots.

Logano covered the paperclip with a speed of 97.830 mph, claiming the 21st pole of his NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series career.

“You just have to be so precise and pushing yourself so hard in the corners, and a mistake is such a penalty,” Joey Logano told FS1 after qualifying. “It was awesome to get another pole here at Martinsville and hopefully we can top it off with another win in the books.”

Rounding out the top five were Aric Almirola in second (97.643 mph), Brad Keselowski in third (97.458 mph), Kevin Harvick in fourth (97.832 mph) and Denny Hamlin in fifth (97.362 mph).

Aric Almirola who qualified second seemed to have the pole wrapped up until Joey Logano put down the fastest lap with just 34 seconds remaining in the final round.

Kyle Busch, who won the NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series race earlier on Saturday failed to make the final round of qualifying. Busch will take the green flag tomorrow from the fourteenth position in his 1,000th NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series race of his career.

Sunday’s STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway is scheduled to begin just after 2 p.m. Eastern with live coverage on FS1, MRN and Sirius XM NASCAR Radio.