Team Penske Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Qualifying Report - Texas

April 6, 2018

Team Penske Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Qualifying Report

Track:        Texas Motor Speedway
Race:         O’Reilly Auto Parts 500
Date:         April 6, 2018

No. 2 Miller Lite Ford Fusion – Brad Keselowski

Position:                 11th        
Time / Speed:        27.689 seconds / 195.023 mph

No. 12 Menards/Richmond Ford Fusion – Ryan Blaney

Position:                 4th         
Time / Speed:        27.467 seconds / 196.600 mph

No. 21 QuickLane Ford Fusion – Paul Menard

Position:                 19th          
Time / Speed:        27.774 seconds / 194.426 mph

No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford Fusion – Joey Logano

Position:                 7th          
Time / Speed:        27.562 seconds / 195.922 mph

Fastest Time:   27.360 seconds (No. 41 – Kurt Busch)

Recap: Ryan Blaney led the way for Team Penske in qualifying for Sunday’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway with a lap of 27.467 seconds in the No. 12 Menards/Richmond Ford Fusion. After making a second run in the 15-minute opening session, Joey Logano moved the No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford to the seventh position. Brad Keselowski made one run in the No. 2 Miller Lite Ford, turning in the 11th fastest time. Paul Menard turned the 19th fastest lap with the No. 21 QuickLane Ford Fusion. Qualifying was halted after round one due to lightning in the vicinity of the speedway.

Coverage: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series second practice will begin Saturday at 11:00 a.m. ET on FS1, followed by final practice at 1:30 p.m. ET.