May 9, 2014; Kansas City, KS, USA; Sprint Cup Series driver Kevin Harvick (4) celebrates winning the pole for the 5-Hour Energy 400 at Kansas Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Kevin Harvick Wins Pole For The 5 Hour Energy 400 At Kansas

Kevin Harvick turned in a qualifying lap at 27.799 seconds on Friday evening, and wins the Coors Lite pole for Saturday night’s 5 Hour Energy 400 Benefiting Special Operations Warrior Foundation at the Kansas Speedway.

The 38 year-old Harvick set a new track record at 194.252 miles per hour around the 1.5 mile D-Oval to collect his second pole in Kansas, and the eighth pole of his career.

Kevin Harvick is in his first year driving the #4 Jimmy Johns Chevrolet for Stewart Haas Racing, and this will be his second pole in 2014 to go along with his sixth top ten start.

Roger Penske teammates, Joey Logano, and the 2012 Sprint Cup Champion, Brad Keselowski will roll off second and third when the Green Flag drops on Saturday night with Chip Ganassi Rookie, Kyle Larson starting fourth. Larson was the fastest qualifying rookie at the Kansas Speedway.

Joey Logano (second) posted his eighth top-10 start of 2014 and his sixth in ten races at Kansas 
Speedway. Brad Keselowski (third) posted his third top-10 start at Kansas Speedway.  It is his eighth in 11 races
this season.

Kansas Speedway becomes the sixth track in 2014 to set a new qualifying track record joining Phoenix, 
Las Vegas, Bristol, Martinsville and Darlington.

Kevin Harvick came over to SHR after spending 14 years driving the #29 Chevrolet for Richard Childress Racing. He was called up from the Nationwide series after the death of Dale Earnhardt at the 2001 Daytona 500.

He has 25 Sprint Cup wins to go with 41 wins in the Nationwide Series, and 14 wins in the Camping World Truck Series.

Harvick is currently in 19th position in Sprint Cup points, and has two wins on the young season, which qualifies him for NASCAR’s playoff, The Race For The Chase.

His last win came at the Bojangles’ Southern 500 at Darlington. His first win came at the 2nd race of the year in Phoenix.

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Source: NascarMedia.com

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