Team Penske Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Qualifying Report

June 30, 2018

Track:                Chicagoland Speedway
Race:                 Overton’s 400
Date:                 June 30, 2018
No. 2 Stars, Stripes and Lites Ford Fusion – Brad Keselowski
:                           7th     
Time / Speed:                  30.152 seconds / 179.093 mph
No. 12 PPG Ford Fusion – Ryan Blaney
:                           2nd       
Time / Speed:                  30.020 seconds / 179.880 mph
No. 21 Menards / Sylvania Ford Fusion – Paul Menard
:                           1st     
Time / Speed:                  29.998 seconds / 180.002 mph
No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford Fusion – Joey Logano
:                           12th
Time / Speed:                  30.213 seconds / 178.731 mph
Fastest Time:   29.998 seconds / 180.002 mph (No. 21 – Paul Menard)

  • Ryan Blaney, who was fastest in Saturday morning’s first practice, lead the Team Penske charge by qualifying second for Sunday’s Overton’s 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Chicagoland Speedway.  Driving the No. 12 PPG Ford Fusion, Blaney was near the top of the charts in each of the three rounds of qualifying on a sweltering and humid day.  Brad Keselowski and the No. 2 Stars, Stripes and Lites Fusion had to make two runs in round two before clocking in the seventh quickest time in round three.  The No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford Fusion, driven by Joey Logano, was eliminated in round two, but will start Sunday’s event in the 12th position after two other drivers’ times were disallowed in post-qualifying tech.  Paul Menard, driving the No. 21 Menards / Sylvania Ford Fusion for Wood Brothers Racing, won his second-career pole and will start first Sunday.

Live coverage of the Overton’s 400 at Chicagoland Speedway will be seen Sunday at 2:00 p.m. ET on NBCSN, MRN and Sirius XM Channel 90.