Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Qualifying Report

March 24, 2017

Track:   Auto Club Speedway
Race:    Auto Club 400
Date:    March 24, 2017

No. 2 Wurth Ford Fusion – Brad Keselowski

Position:              3rd
Time:                   38.606 seconds
Speed:                 186.500 mph

No. 21 Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford Fusion – Ryan Blaney

Position:             19th
Time:                   39.207 seconds
Speed:                 183.641 mph               

No. 22 AAA Southern California Ford Fusion – Joey Logano

Position:             35th
Time:                   N/A
Speed:                 N/A               

Fastest Qualifying Time: 38.493 seconds (No. 42 – Kyle Larson)

Recap: Brad Keselowski and the No. 2 Wurth Ford Fusion team led the Team Penske qualifying effort for Sunday's Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway (ACS) with the third fastest time of the day. The 2015 winner at ACS toured the two-mile oval in 38.606 seconds in the third round of qualifying. It is his third career top-five starting spot in this event. Ryan Blaney and the No. 21 Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford Fusion team will start the race from the 19th position after a lap of 39.207 seconds in the second round of qualifying, which was not fast enough to transfer into the final round. Joey Logano will roll his No. 22 AAA Southern California Ford Fusion off from the 35th position after not being able to take a time during the session due to issues in the technical inspection process.

Coverage:  The second practice session of the weekend will begin tomorrow at 11:30 am ET on FS1. Final practice can be seen on FS1 beginning tomorrow at 2:30 pm ET. Race coverage will begin Sunday at 3:30 pm ET on FOX and NASCAR Sirius XM Channel 90.