(AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
LOUDON, N.H. (AP) Brad Keselowski topped qualifying at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Friday for his first NASCAR Cup pole since 2017.
Keselowski turned a fast lap of 136.384 mph in his Ford to edge Kyle Busch, who briefly held the top speed Friday before Keselowski bumped him from the top.
"We're happy with that effort. It certainly bodes well for our shot to get those stage wins and of course the overall race win come Sunday. But we still have to go earn it," Keselowski said. "So you're happy for it. You take a breath and you celebrate it and you get your head back down and go to work."