Team Penske Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Qualifying Report - New Hampshire

July 19, 2019

Track:                                 New Hampshire Motor Speedway   
Race:                                  Foxwoods Resort Casino 301
Date:                                  July 19, 2019
No. 2 Alliance Truck Parts Ford Mustang – Brad Keselowski

First Practice Position:  9th
Time / Speed:  27.904 seconds / 136/497 mph

Qualifying Position:  1st – 15th career MENCS Pole
Time / Speed:  14.803 seconds / 129.622 mph
No. 12 Menards/Sylvania Ford Mustang – Ryan Blaney

First Practice Position: 1st
Time / Speed: 27.839 seconds / 136.815 mph 

Qualifying Position:  5th
Time / Speed:  27.982 seconds / 136.116 mph
No. 22 AAA Insurance Ford Mustang – Joey Logano

First Practice Position: 10th
Time / Speed: 27.932 seconds / 136.360 mph

Qualifying Position:  8th  
Time / Speed:  28.028 seconds / 135.893 mph

Fastest Times:   
First Practice – 27.784 seconds (No. 9 – Chase Elliott)
Qualifying – 27.927 seconds (No. 2 – Brad Keselowski)

  • In the opening practice session, Team Penske deployed split strategies, with the No. 2 Alliance Truck Parts Ford and No. 12 Menards/Sylvania Ford running all mock qualifying runs, while the No. 22 AAA Insurance Ford team spent the majority of the first session in race trim before swapping to a qualifying setup in the closing moments.
  • In qualifying at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, it was Brad Keselowski leading the way for Team Penske, winning his 15th career MENCS pole position in the No. 2 Alliance Truck Parts Ford Mustang, snapping a 68-race pole drought dating back to August of 2017 at Michigan International Speedway. Ryan Blaney will start Sunday's Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 from the fifth position in the No. 12 Menards/Sylvania Ford Mustang. Joey Logano will start the race from the eighth position in the No. 22 AAA Insurance Ford Mustang at his home track, looking to continue adding to his regular season points lead.

Live coverage of second practice will begin Saturday at 10:00 a.m. ET on CNBC and the NBC Sports App, with final practice live on NBCSN at 12:30 p.m. ET.