Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Qualifying Report

March 3, 2017

Track:   Atlanta Motor Speedway
Race:    Folds of Honor Quik Trip 500
Date:    March 3, 2017

No. 2 Autotrader Ford Fusion – Brad Keselowski

Position:              5th
Time:                   29.367 seconds
Speed:                 188.783 mph

No. 21 Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire And Auto Center Ford Fusion – Ryan Blaney

Position:             14th
Time:                   29.707 seconds
Speed:                 186.623 mph              

No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford Fusion – Joey Logano

Position:             6th
Time:                   29.374 seconds
Speed:                 188.738 mph              

Fastest Qualifying Time:              29.118 seconds (No. 4 – Kevin Harvick)

Recap: Brad Keselowski and the No. 2 Autotrader Ford Fusion team enjoyed a solid Friday afternoon at Atlanta Motor Speedway (AMS), capping it off with a fifth-place qualifying effort for Sunday's Folds of Honor Quik Trip 500. This weekend's race marks the first of the season with the new, lower downforce package that Keselowski was a big proponent of, and he responded with a lap of 29.367 seconds around the tough, AMS oval. Joey Logano and the No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil team also proved quick on the afternoon as Logano – who raced on the quarter-mile track at AMS in his earliest racing years – finished with a time of 29.374 seconds, good enough for sixth on the starting grid. Ryan Blaney just missed out on the final round of qualifying after a lap of 29.707 seconds in the second round, and will start Sunday's race from the 14th position.

Coverage:  The final practice session for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series will be held tomorrow afternoon at 12:00 pm ET and can be seen on FS1. Race coverage of the Folds of Honor Quik Trip 500 begins Sunday at 2:30 pm ET on FOX.