NXS: Matt Kenseth Scores Kansas Lottery 300 Pole at Kansas Speedway

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Making his fifth XFINITY start of the season, Matt Kenseth would time in quickest during Kansas Lottery 300 pole qualifying on Saturday afternoon. Kenseth topped the charts with a lap of 29.204 seconds behind the wheel of his No. 20 Reser’s Main St. Bistro Toyota. Kenseth has made four XFINITY starts thus far, highlighted by three straight runner-up finishes.

Current series points leader Chris Buescher will start from the second spot after timing in a tenth slower than Kenseth during the final round of the session. Buescher currently holds a 18 point lead over Ty Dillon. Regan Smith, who currently sits fourth in the standings, will start third followed by Kyle Busch and Dillon.

Rookie of the Year Contender Daniel Suarez will start sixth, followed by Kevin Harvick, Brendan Gaughan, Austin Dillon and Joey Logano. Notably, Chase Elliott who enters this weekend sitting third in points will start from the 12th position.

The Kansas Lottery 300 is set to see the green flag fly at 4pm EST.

 

2015 NXS Kansas Lottery 300 Starting Lineup

Pos Car Driver Team Time Speed
1 20 Matt Kenseth(i) Reser’s Main St. Bistro Toyota 29.204 184.906
2 60 Chris Buescher AdvoCare Ford 29.327 184.131
3 7 Regan Smith TaxSlayer.com Chevrolet 29.359 183.93
4 54 Kyle Busch(i) Monster Energy Toyota 29.385 183.767
5 3 Ty Dillon Bass Pro Shops/Big Cedar Lodge Chevrolet 29.393 183.717
6 18 Daniel Suarez # ARRIS Toyota 29.396 183.698
7 88 Kevin Harvick(i) Armour Chili Chevrolet 29.418 183.561
8 62 Brendan Gaughan South Point Chevrolet 29.449 183.368
9 33 Austin Dillon(i) Ruud Chevrolet 29.479 183.181
10 22 Joey Logano(i) Discount Tire Ford 29.509 182.995
11 2 Brian Scott Shore Lodge Chevrolet 29.512 182.976
12 9 Chase Elliott NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet 32.15 167.963
13 43 Dakoda Armstrong WinField Ford 29.543 182.784
14 6 Darrell Wallace Jr. # Ford EcoBoost Ford 29.551 182.735
15 39 Ryan Sieg Sikk Shades Chevrolet 29.551 182.735
16 42 Brennan Poole DC Solar Chevrolet 29.719 181.702
17 16 Ryan Reed Lilly/American Diabetes Association Ford 29.766 181.415
18 1 Elliott Sadler OneMain Financial Ford 29.804 181.184
19 28 JJ Yeley JGL Racing Toyota 30.153 179.087
20 1 Landon Cassill GK Services Chevrolet 30.289 178.283
21 51 Jeremy Clements AllSouthElectric.com/RepairableVehicles Chev 30.321 178.094
22 44 David Starr Zachry Toyota 30.575 176.615
23 4 Ross Chastain # RACEGIRL Chevrolet 30.18 178.926
24 14 Cale Conley # IAVA Toyota 30.426 177.48
25 8 Blake Koch LeafFilter Gutter Protection Toyota 30.668 176.079
26 0 Michael Self Nebraska Transport Chevrolet 30.679 176.016
27 19 Jeff Green Premier Barter Exchange Toyota 30.811 175.262
28 26 TJ Bell(i) JGL Racing Toyota 30.883 174.853
29 15 BJ McLeod(i) Main Gate Enterprises Chevrolet 31.057 173.874
30 97 Mason Mingus(i) Vroom Brands Chevrolet 31.154 173.332
31 24 Eric McClure Reynolds Wrap Toyota 31.168 173.255
32 70 Derrike Cope Maxelence MVP/To The Point Chevrolet 31.242 172.844
33 90 Korbin Forrister(i) Halcyon Mobile Chevrolet 31.319 172.419
34 13 Harrison Rhodes # Industrial Piping Dodge Owner Points
35 89 Morgan Shepherd Chevrolet Owner Points
36 52 Joey Gase Chevrolet Owner Points
37 74 Mike Harmon Skin and Bones Dodge Owner Points
38 40 Timmy Hill(i) Braille Battery/Grafoid Chevrolet Owner Points
39 17 Ryan Ellis(i) BYB Chevrolet Owner Points
40 10 Jennifer Jo Cobb(i) Mark One Electric Chevrolet 31.566 171.07

(i) Ineligible for Driver Points in this Series
# Denotes Rookie