Ryan Blaney wins the 21 Means 21 Pole Award for the 15th Annual Careers for Veterans 200 Presented by The Cooper Standard Foundation & Brad Keselowski's Checkered Flag Foundation with a lap of 41.582 seconds, 173.152 mph.
Danica Patrick struggled most of Friday afternoon on a track type that has been kind to her in the last two starts. She earned back-to-back top-10s at Martinsville Speedway and Bristol Motor Speedway, but will need to adjust her Chevrolet all night to collect a third straight triumph at Richmond International Raceway.
Jimmie Johnson simply could not find speed when he needed it and will roll off the grid 36th on Saturday night at Richmond International Raceway. This is the third time this season that he failed to advance to the round of 24.
Denny Hamlin will line up on the outside of the front row next to Joey Logano for the Toyota Owners 400. It is his first front row start at Richmond since he won the pole for the 2008 Crown Royal 400.
Joey Logano posted a lap of 127.071 mph and won the pole for Saturday night’s Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway. This is his 11th career pole.
Sprint Cup regular Denny Hamlin (No. 11 Toyota Camry) won the Coors Light Pole Award for the ToyotaCare 250 with a lap of 21.762 seconds, 124.069 mph.
Carl Edwards posted the second-quickest 10-lap average in final practice for the Toyota Owners 400. His top speed was 122.181 mph during his first 10 laps on track.
AJ Allmendinger was notably strong in the final practice session for the Toyota Owners 400. He posted the third-quickest speed among 32 drivers in final practice at 122.139 mph from laps two through 11.
NASCAR veteran driver and TV personality Kenny Wallace will pilot the No. 26 Toyota next week at Talladega Superspeedway for the NASCAR XFINITY Series race.
Kevin Harvick posted the quickest time in the final practice session for the Toyota Owners 400. His top speed of 122.212 mph was set from laps five through 14.
Sprint Cup regular Denny Hamlin led the only practice session for the XFINITY Series ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond International Raceway.
Kasey Kahne posted the fastest single lap in the final practice session for the Toyota Owners 400. His top speed of 126.357 mph was set in the final minutes of practice when track conditions are the closest to what drivers will face Friday night.