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NASCAR at Dover 2014 Qualifying Results: Live Leaderboard Updates

DOVER, DE - MAY 30:  A view of cars lined up on pit road during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series FedEx 400 Benefiting Autism Speaks at Dover International Speedway on May 30, 2014 in Dover, Delaware.  (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
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Brian PedersenFeatured ColumnistMay 30, 2014

Brad Keselowski earned his second pole of the 2014 season and will start on the front row for the eighth time this year after leading qualifying Friday for the FedEx 400 at Dover International Speedway.

Keselowski, in his No. 2 car, made one run during the second 10-minute qualifying round, and it was a dandy one. At 21.892 seconds, he was the last of many drivers Friday to establish a new track record.

Kyle Busch, who will start in second position Sunday, led the first round of qualifying at 21.898 seconds, waiting until late in the 30-minute session to make his run. He was the last of the 12 racers in the final round to hit the course but at 21.980 seconds couldn't top his earlier time or pass Keselowski for the pole.

Joey Logano earned the No. 3 spot, notching 21.993 seconds in the final qualifying round.

All 43 racers who came to Dover Friday qualified for Sunday's race, but only 12 were able to move past the first qualifying round and vie for the pole. The opening round had some late drama, with A.J. Allmendinger squeaking past Dale Earnhardt Jr. for the last spot in the finals.

All told, Friday's qualifying was a blaze of speed and constant record-breaking. The top 24 racers in the opening round broke the previous track record, which, in terms of miles per hour, was 161.849. The new mark, set by Keselowski, is 164.444 mph.

Sunday's FedEx 400, the final race on Fox's portion of the 2014 schedule, is set to start at 1 p.m. ET.

 

Follow Brian J. Pedersen on Twitter at @realBJP.

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