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The Journal Gazette

Saturday, September 21, 2019 1:00 am

In The News

Keselowski wins Richmond pole

RICHMOND, Va. – Brad Keselowski won the pole Friday for tonight's NASCAR Cup Series race at Richmond Raceway.

Keselowski earned his second career pole at Richmond and the 17th of his career with a lap at 127.185 miles per hour.

Kevin Harvick finished second in qualifying at 126.559 mph, followed by Chase Elliott, Kyle Busch and Clint Bowyer.

Local favorite Denny Hamlin, who grew up about 20 miles from the track, will start sixth and championship leader Martin Truex Jr. will start eighth.

In the Xfinity race, Christopher Bell passed pole-sitter Austin Cindric for the lead after 85 laps to get the win.

Cindric rallied to finish second, followed by Cole Custer, Justin Allgaier and Chase Briscoe.

– Associated Press