NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series: Paul Menard marca a pole em Chicago

Paul Menard (Ford) conquistou neste sábado (30/06) a pole-position para a Overton’s 400, no Chicagoland Speedway, 17ª etapa da Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Foi a primeira pole de Menard no ano, e segunda na categoria. Na terceira, e decisiva parte do treino, o piloto da Wood Brothers Racing fez o tempo de 29s998 (180.012 mph).

A primeira pole de Menard aconteceu quase dez anos atrás, em julho de 2008, na Coca Cola 400, no Daytona International Speedway.

Ryan Blaney (Ford) completa a primeira fila. Chase Elliot (Chevrolet) e Denny Hamlin (Toyota) formam a segunda fila. Kurt Buch (Ford) divide a terceira fila com Clint Bowyer (Ford).

Lide da temporada, com cinco vitórias, Kevin Harvick alinha na 13ª posição. Líder do campeonato em pontos, Kyle Busch (Toyota) alinha apenas na 18ª posição.  

Grid:

1 Paul Menard #21, Wood Brothers Racing, Ford
2 Ryan Blaney #12, Team Penske, Ford
3 Chase Elliott #9, Hendrick Motorsports, Chevrolet
4 Denny Hamlin #11, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota
5 Kurt Busch #41, Stewart-Haas Racing, Ford
6 Clint Bowyer #14, Stewart-Haas Racing, Ford
7 Aric Almirola #10, Stewart-Haas Racing, Ford
8 Brad Keselowski #2, Team Penske, Ford
9 William Byron #24, Hendrick Motorsports, Chevrolet
10 Erik Jones #20, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota
11 Daniel Suarez #19, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota
12 Martin Truex Jr. #78, Furniture Row Racing, Toyota
13 Kevin Harvick #4, Stewart-Haas Racing, Ford
14 Joey Logano #22, Team Penske, Ford
15 Jamie McMurray #1, Chip Ganassi Racing, Chevrolet
16 Austin Dillon #3, Richard Childress Racing, Chevrolet
17 Alex Bowman #88, Hendrick Motorsports, Chevrolet
18 Kyle Busch #18, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota
19 Ryan Newman #31, Richard Childress Racing, Chevrolet
20 Kyle Larson #42, Chip Ganassi Racing, Chevrolet
21 A.J. Allmendinger #47, JTG Daugherty Racing, Chevrolet
22 Jimmie Johnson #48, Hendrick Motorsports, Chevrolet
23 Chris Buescher #37, JTG Daugherty Racing, Chevrolet
24 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. #17, Roush Fenway Racing, Ford
25 Trevor Bayne #6, Roush Fenway Racing, Ford
26 Darrell Wallace Jr. #43, Richard Petty Motorsports, Chevrolet
27 David Ragan #38, Front Row Motorsports, Ford
28 Kasey Kahne #95, Leavine Family Racing, Chevrolet
29 Ty Dillon #13, Germain Racing, Chevrolet
30 Michael McDowell #34, Front Row Motorsports, Ford
31 Ross Chastain #15, Premium Motorsports, Chevrolet
32 Matt DiBenedetto #32, Go Fas Racing, Ford
33 Gray Gaulding #23, BK Racing, Toyota
34 Kyle Weatherman #99, StarCom Racing, Chevrolet
35 Landon Cassill #00, StarCom Racing, Chevrolet
36 Corey Lajoie #72, TriStar Motorsports, Chevrolet
37 B.J. McLeod #51, Rick Ware Racing, Chevrolet
38 Reed Sorenson #7, Premium Motorsports, Chevrolet
39 Timmy Hill #66, MBM Motorsports, Toyota

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