Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Qualifying Report

October 14, 2017

Track:   Talladega Superspeedway    
Race:    Alabama 500
Date:    October 14, 2017

No. 2 Miller Lite Ford Fusion – Brad Keselowski

Position:             6th            
Time:                   50.360 seconds
Speed:                 190.151 mph

No. 21 Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford Fusion – Ryan Blaney

Position:             9th         
Time:                   50.488 seconds
Speed:                 189.669 mph

No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford Fusion – Joey Logano

Position:             3rd
Time:                   50.301 seconds
Speed:                 190.374 mph

Fastest Qualifying Time:              50.256 seconds (No. 88 – Dale Earnhardt Jr)

Recap: Joey Logano led the way for the Ford Performance and Team Penske contingent in qualifying with the No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford Fusion for Sunday afternoon's Alabama 500, turning the third fastest lap time. The third starting position is a career best at the Talladega Superspeedway for the two-time and defending Alabama 500 race winner, who will be seeking his third consecutive victory on Sunday. Teammate Brad Keselowski was sixth fastest in the No. 2 Miller Lite Ford Fusion as he seeks a fifth victory at the 2.66-mile superspeedway. Ryan Blaney also turned in a top-10 effort with the No. 21 Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford, timing in with the ninth fastest lap. In total, seven Roush-Yates powered Ford Fusions qualified inside the top-10.

Coverage:  Live coverage of the Alabama 500 begins Sunday at 2:00 p.m. ET on NBC, MRN and Sirius XM NASCAR.