Jeff Gordon gets his first Sprint Cup Pole at Homestead-Miami Speedway


Photo Credit: ©2014, Jennifer Coleman NKP
Photo Credit: ©2014, Jennifer Coleman NKP

Posted by: Sandy Terronez, follow @SandyTerronez

November 14, 2014

Jeff Gordon won the Sprint Cup Series pole and starts on the front row for Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 race at Homestead-Miami Speedway. This is Gordon’s third pole of the season but his first ever at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Gordon won the Coors Light pole Award with a lap time of 29.876 seconds at 180.747 miles per hour.

Brad Keselowski set a new track record during round one of qualifying with a lap time of 29.795 seconds at 181.238 miles per hour.

Kurt Busch qualified second with a lap time of 29.895 seconds at 189.632 miles per hour.

Matt Kenseth, Brad Keselowski and Kevin Harvick round out your top-five starters.  Harvick was the highest qualifying Chase contender.  Denny Hamlin will start eighth and Joey Logano will start ninth.

Three of the four drivers in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup advanced to the third round of qualifying. The only driver that didn’t advance was Ryan Newman, who will start Sunday’s race at 21st position.

The Ford EcoBoost 400 Sprint Cup race will take place Sunday, November 16th at 3:00 p.m. ET with TV coverage on ESPN.  Radio coverage will be on MRN and Sirius XM NASCAR Channel 90.