NASCAR Kansas: Kevin Harvick claims pole for Childress

Kevin Harvick boosted his NASCAR Sprint Cup Chase prospects by qualifying on pole for this weekend's race at Kansas Speedway

NASCAR Kansas: Kevin Harvick claims pole for Childress

Richard Childress Chevrolet driver Harvick moved to the top of the leaderboard two-thirds of the way through the session, with a time of 28.796s.

There was little movement at the sharp end after that, although Joey Logano and Paul Menard did haul themselves inside the top 10 in fifth and eighth respectively.

Dale Earnhardt Jr led for Hendrick after the first batch of drivers set a time but a strong run from Roush Fenway's Ricky Stenhouse Jr broke the 29s barrier for the first time in the session.

He looked set for pole until Harvick's late effort, those two ending the session as the only drivers to go sub-29s.

Chase leader Matt Kenseth will start the race seventh, while Jimmie Johnson - second to Kenseth at the moment - will be buoyed after qualifying second.

Kyle Busch, third in the points, could only manage 18th.

Pos Driver Team/Car Time Gap 1. Kevin Harvick Childress Chevrolet 28.796s 2. Ricky Stenhouse Jr Roush Fenway Ford 28.803s +0.007s 3. Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Chevrolet 28.852s +0.056s 4. Joey Logano Penske Ford 29.006s +0.210s 5. Dale Earnhardt Jr Hendrick Chevrolet 29.021s +0.225s 6. Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Toyota 29.049s +0.253s 7. Paul Menard Childress Chevrolet 29.052s +0.256s 8. Carl Edwards Roush Fenway Ford 29.084s +0.288s 9. Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Toyota 29.121s +0.325s 10. Brian Vickers Waltrip Toyota 29.123s +0.327s 11. Juan Pablo Montoya Earnhardt Ganassi Chevrolet 29.148s +0.352s 12. Martin Truex Jr Waltrip Toyota 29.157s +0.361s 13. Jeff Gordon Hendrick Chevrolet 29.167s +0.371s 14. Kasey Kahne Hendrick Chevrolet 29.192s +0.396s 15. Jeff Burton Childress Chevrolet 29.201s +0.405s 16. Ryan Newman Stewart-Haas Chevrolet 29.248s +0.452s 17. Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Toyota 29.252s +0.456s 18. Kurt Busch Furniture Row Chevrolet 29.272s +0.476s 19. Aric Almirola Petty Ford 29.287s +0.491s 20. Justin Allgaier Phoenix Chevrolet 29.331s +0.535s 21. Clint Bowyer Waltrip Toyota 29.391s +0.595s 22. Mark Martin Stewart-Haas Chevrolet 29.401s +0.605s 23. Jamie McMurray Earnhardt Ganassi Chevrolet 29.447s +0.651s 24. Marcos Ambrose Petty Ford 29.497s +0.701s 25. Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Ford 29.540s +0.744s 26. AJ Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Toyota 29.584s +0.788s 27. David Reutimann BK Toyota 29.599s +0.803s 28. Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Chevrolet 29.664s +0.868s 29. Cole Whitt Swan Toyota 29.667s +0.871s 30. Michael McDowell Parsons Ford 29.675s +0.879s 31. David Ragan Front Row Ford 29.677s +0.881s 32. JJ Yeley Baldwin Chevrolet 29.678s +0.882s 33. David Gilliland Front Row Ford 29.688s +0.892s 34. Timmy Hill FAS Lane Ford 29.696s +0.900s 35. Travis Kvapil BK Toyota 29.698s +0.902s 36. Casey Mears Germain Ford 29.729s +0.933s 37. Josh Wise Front Row Ford 29.898s +1.102s 38. Joe Nemechek NEMCO Toyota 29.921s +1.125s 39. Brad Keselowski Penske Ford 29.996s +1.200s 40. Reed Sorenson Leavine Ford 30.001s +1.205s 41. Dave Blaney Baldwin Chevrolet 30.026s +1.230s 42. Tony Raines Hillman Chevrolet 30.082s +1.286s 43. Landon Cassill Circle Sport Chevrolet 30.294s +1.498s 
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