Kevin Harvick won the 26th pole of his NASCAR Cup Series career Friday and will start up front for Sunday’s Pennzoil 400.
Harvick beat out Denny Hamlin (second), Kyle Busch (third) and Austin Dillon (fourth) on an odd day of qualifying.
The qualifying session was unique in that drivers were allowed to draft off competitors, which helped some of them record faster lap times.
Kurt Busch was clearly unhappy after qualifying 28th.
“There’s 24 other guys who did better than we did, so go ask them (about how to qualify in the format),” he said.
Kurt Busch is very very chippy about being eliminated in the first round of qualifying.
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— Matt Weaver (@MattWeaverAW) March 2, 2019
Brad Keselowski, who has won at Las Vegas three times and also took home the victory last week at Atlanta, will start 19th. Aric Almirola, who won the pole in Atlanta, had a tough day, qualifying 25th.
The Pennzoil 400 can be seen at 3:30 p.m. ET Sunday on Fox.
Pennzoil 400 starting lineup
The starting lineup for Sunday’s race:
|No. 1||Kevin Harvick||4|
|No. 2||Denny Hamlin||11|
|No. 3||Kyle Busch||18|
|No. 4||Austin Dillon||3|
|No. 5||Daniel Hemric||8|
|No. 6||David Ragan||38|
|No. 7||Kyle Larson||42|
|No. 8||Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||17|
|No. 9||Jimmie Johnson||48|
|No. 10||Joey Logano||22|
|No. 11||Alex Bowman||88|
|No. 12||Chase Elliott||9|
|No. 13||Ryan Blaney||12|
|No. 14||Ty Dillon||13|
|No. 15||Paul Menard||21|
|No. 16||Michael McDowell||34|
|No. 17||Clint Bowyer||14|
|No. 18||Erik Jones||20|
|No. 19||Brad Keselowski||2|
|No. 20||William Byron||24|
|No. 21||Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr.||43|
|No. 22||Daniel Suarez||41|
|No. 23||Martin Truex Jr.||23|
|No. 24||Ryan Preece||47|
|No. 25||Aric Almirola||10|
|No. 26||Matt DiBenedetto||95|
|No. 27||Chris Buescher||37|
|No. 28||Kurt Busch||1|
|No. 29||Ryan Newman||6|
|No. 30||Corey Lajoie||32|
|No. 31||Landon Cassill||00|
|No. 32||Parker Kligerman||96|
|No. 33||Cody Ware||51|
|No. 34||BJ McLeod||52|
|No. 35||Matt Tifft||36|
|No. 36||Joey Gase||66|
|No. 37||Reed Sorenson||77|
|No. 38||Ross Chastain||15|
What time does the Pennzoil 400 start?
The Pennzoil 400 will take place Sunday, March 3. Live coverage begins on Fox at 3:30 p.m. EST.
What channel is the Pennzoil 400 on?
The Pennzoil 400 will be broadcast nationally on Fox. The race can also be live streamed on the Fox Sports Go app or by subscribing to fuboTV, which offers a seven-day free trial.
Pennzoil 400 schedule, how to watch
All of the events leading up to the week, including practices and races for the Xfinity and Trucks Series, can be seen on NASCAR.com, PRN, MRN and FS1.
Here’s a daily schedule of events leading up to the Pennzoil 400.
(All times Eastern)
Thursday, Feb. 28
|5:05 p.m.||Trucks first practice||No TV|
|7:05 p.m.||Trucks final practice||No TV|
Friday, March 1
|3:05 p.m.||NASCAR first practice||FS1|
|4:05 p.m.||Xfinity first practice||FS1|
|5:10 p.m.||Truck Series qualifying||FS1|
|6:35 p.m.||Xfinity final practice||FS1|
|7:40 p.m.||NASCAR qualifying||FS1/PRN|
|9 p.m.||Truck Series Stratosphere 200||FS1/MRN|
Saturday, March 2
|11:30||NASCAR second practice||FS1|
|12:40||Xfinity Series qualifying||FS1|
|2:30||NASCAR final practice||FS1|
|4 p.m.||Xfinity Series Boyd Gaming 300||FS1/PRN|
|7 p.m.||NASCAR press pass||NASCAR.com|
Sunday, March 3
|3:30||NASCAR Pennzoil 400||FOX/PRN|