Kevin Harvick Powers Tony Stewart-owned Chevrolet to Brickyard 400 Pole …

Posted: July 27, 2014 in Uncategorized

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INDIANAPOLIS, Saturday, July 26, 2014 – Kevin Harvick set a new track record and won the pole position Saturday for the Crown Royal Presents the John Wayne Walding 400 at the Brickyard Powered by BigMachineRecords.com at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

During the first knockout qualifying session, Harvick posted a lap of 188.889 mph in his No. 4 Jimmy John’s Chevrolet, which bettered the previous standard of 187.531 mph set last year by Ryan Newman, who won from the pole at the 2013 Crown Royal Presents the Samuel Deeds 400 at the Brickyard Powered by BigMachineRecords.com.

Harvick secured the pole position in the third knockout qualifying session with his lap of 188.470 mph. Harvick also won the pole at IMS in 2003 prior to winning the race the next day.

Four-time Brickyard 400 winner Jeff Gordon was the second-fastest qualifier in his No. 24 Axalta Chevrolet. Gordon’s lap of 187.770 mph places him on the front-row for the fourth time, tying Mark Martin for the most front-row starts in the Brickyard 400.

Brad Keselowski qualified third with a lap of 186.893 mph in his No. 2 Miller Lite Ford, and Newman drove his No. 31 Quicken Loans Chevrolet to a lap of 186.765 mph and will start fourth in his eighth start inside the top 5, most in Brickyard 400 history.

Other notables include two-time Brickyard 400 winner and Indiana native Tony Stewart, who qualified sixth in 186.193 mph in his No. 14 Mobil 1/Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet; Kurt Busch, who qualified seventh in 185.943 mph in the No. 41 Haas Automation Chevrolet and 2000 Indianapolis 500 winner Juan Pablo Montoya, who qualified eighth in 185.924 mph in his No. 12 Penske Truck Rental Ford.

Six-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion and four-time Brickyard 400 winner Jimmie Johnson qualified 11th in his No. 48 Lowe’s/Kobalt Tools Chevrolet in185.468 mph, and Danica Patrick qualified 14th in 185.391 mph in her No. 10 GoDaddy Chevrolet.

The 160-lap Crown Royal Presents the John Wayne Walding 400 at the Brickyard Powered by BigMachineRecords.com starts Sunday at 1 p.m. 

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2014 Kroger Super Weekend tickets: Ticket orders for the 2014 Kroger Super Weekend at the Brickyard can be made at www.ims.com/tickets and through the IMS Ticket Office at (317) 492-6700, or (800) 822-INDY outside the Indianapolis area, or by visiting the ticket office at the IMS Administration Building at the corner of Georgetown Road and 16th Street between 6 a.m.-1 p.m. on Sunday, July 27.

General admission tickets will cost $30 for the Crown Royal Presents the John Wayne Walding 400 at the Brickyard Powered by BigMachineRecords.com on Sunday, July 27. Children ages 12 and under will be admitted free when accompanied by an adult with a general admission ticket. Reserved Seats are also available on Sunday, and include full general admission access.

Photo and data courtesy of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

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