Kyle Larson advanced to the round of 12 for the seventh time in eight races this season. The only driver who has more top-12 starts is Keselowski who has been perfect in that regard.
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.
David Gilliland recorded the 17th-quickest 10-lap average in the first practice session for the Toyota Owners 400. He went the wrong way in the afternoon and logged the slowest average time among all drivers.
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.
Trevor Bayne recorded the 13th-quickest 10-lap average in the final practice for the Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway among 32 drivers who ran that long.
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.
Johanna Long (No. 03 Mike Affarano Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro) does not qualify for the XFINITY Series ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond International Raceway.
Morgan Shepherd (No. 89 Courtney Construction Chevrolet Camaro) will miss the XFINITY Series ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond International Raceway.
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.
Venturini Motorsports will field the No. 55 JEGS Toyota driven by Joe Gibbs Racing development driver, Cody Coughlin for the ARCA Racing Series International Motorsports Hall of Fame 200 on May 1 at Talladega Superspeedway.
Thanks to a collaborative effort between Venturini Motorsports, Menards, Tide, 101 Ranch Records and Richmond Water Heaters, the team will now field both Brandon Jones and Frank Kimmel in the International Motorsports Hall of Fame 200 on May 1 at Talladega Superspeedway.
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.