Matt Kenseth, just recently penalized along with his Joe Gibbs Racing team for post-race engine violations, garnered the Pole position for Saturday night’s race at Richmond International Raceway with a track record lap of 130.334 MPH in Friday qualifying. He edged out teammate Brian Vickers for the top spot. Jeff Gordon was third, Kasy Kahne, and Clint Bowyer rounded out the top five. The race is set for 7:30 PM Saturday night.
Brad Keselowski won the Nationwide race Friday night, passing Kyle Busch with ten laps to go and then holding off a final charge by Kevin Harvick.