NASCAR starting lineup at Las Vegas: Kevin Harvick wins 26th career pole

Kevin Harvick
Kevin Harvick (Getty Images)

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.

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:

Starting Driver Car No. 
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

Time Event Channel
5:05 p.m. Trucks first practice No TV
7:05 p.m. Trucks final practice No TV

Friday, March 1

Time Event Channel
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

Time Event Channel
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

Time Event Channel
3:30 NASCAR Pennzoil 400 FOX/PRN