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Sport‘Gnarly’ performance puts Kevin Harvick on Pocono pole

00:55  28 july  2019
00:55  28 july  2019 Source:   nbcsports.com

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Harvick had a pole -winning lap going until he slipped in Turn 3. "I thought we did a really good job of trying to pick a pace and trying not to be a hero on every lap, and we were able to pick up a 10th (of a second) in each round," Harvick said. "We got a little loose there in (Turn) 3, and I didn't want to tug

Kevin Harvick won the pole for Sunday's Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Gander Outdoors 400 at Pocono Raceway. That put Suarez on the pole , surpassing his previous best starting spot of third last June at Dover International Speedway. The driver of the No. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota put his

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Kevin Harvick has the word “gnarly” on the left rear quarter panel of his Ford Mustang – and it lived up to its nickname with a gnarly pole-winning performance for Sunday’s Gander RV 400 at Pocono Raceway.

One week after earning his first win of the season (last Sunday at New Hampshire), Harvick was not to be kept from taking the top spot during Saturday afternoon’s qualifying.

Harvick was the only driver over 174 mph, clocking a top speed of 174.058 mph.

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Harvick put together a qualifying performance that was collectively the best of the day, posting the best times in the first two rounds, and coming With all of Harvick ’s recent success over the years, especially his success since joining Stewart-Haas Racing in 2014, a Pocono win has eluded him.

Kevin Harvick ’s bid for his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory at Pocono Raceway will Kevin Harvick will start Sundady's Gander Outdoors 400 at Pocono Raceway from the pole . “My guys put a lot of effort into coming to Kentucky and Pocono every year just because they know

We turned it into a gnarly situation,” Harvick told NBCSN. “We didn’t do a qualifying run because we were just scrambling a bit in race trim and trying to get our car right in race trim.

“Our teammates did some qualifying runs and we tried to match what they did and adapt and adjust from there. In the end, sometimes it’s just better to wing it. It was a good day today and hopefully we can keep it rolling tomorrow.”

This is Harvick’s fourth pole of the season and the 29th of his career in 667 NASCAR Cup starts.

In addition, this is Harvick’s 38th career Cup start at Pocono but his first pole there. He’s also never won at the 2.5-mile Tricky Triangle.

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Kevin Harvick was in great position yet again for another win as he took home the pole for the Gander Outdoors 400 at Pocono Raceway Saturday, however, NASCAR announced both he and Kyle Busch failed post-qualifying inspection and now Busch and Harvick were not the only drivers caught though.

That put Suarez on the pole , surpassing his previous best starting spot of third last June at Dover International Speedway. Since finishing third at Dover in May, Suarez has gone nine straight races without a top-10 finish, but he sensed the performance at Pocono was a turning point.

“It’s been a fun week getting the win off our back and hopefully a pole today,” Harvick said. All Cup cars were immediately impounded after the qualifying session and will go through post-qualifying inspection Sunday morning before the afternoon’s race.

Joey Logano briefly held the pole, but after Harvick’s run, had to settle for second-fastest (173.377 mph), followed by Aric Almirola (173.164 mph), Erik Jones (173.110) and Austin Dillon (172.659).

Sixth through 10th were Jimmie Johnson (172.586), Kyle Busch (172.427), William Byron (172.371), Kurt Busch (172.015) and Daniel Suarez (171.933) made it three of four Stewart-Haas drivers that qualified in the top-10.

Among those who struggled during qualifying was Kyle Larson, who wrecked his primary car in practice earlier in the day, forcing him to go to his backup ride. Larson qualified 29th at 168.634 mph.

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Click here for the row-by-row starting lineup for Sunday’s race

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