Kevin Harvick Bags Pole Position for Cup Series Race at Las Vegas

Published 03/04/2021, 6:58 AM EST
BROOKLYN, MI – JUNE 11: Kevin Harvick, driver of the #29 Shell/Pennzoil Chevrolet, smiles during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400 at Michigan International Speedway on June 11, 2010 in Brooklyn, Michigan. (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images for NASCAR)


For the coming round of the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series, Kevin Harvick will start on pole position. Behind him on the front row will start Homestead-Miami winner, William Byron. This will be Harvick’s first pole position of the 2021 Cup season, and he is currently second in the championship.

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Kyle Larson will line up in third place with Martin Truex Jr in fourth. Rounding out the top five will be Michael McDowell, with championship leader Denny Hamlin in P6. Kurt Busch will start in seventh place, with defending champion Chase Elliott in eighth. Finally, Alex Bowman and Brad Keselowski round out the top 10.

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Just outside the top 10 will be Tyler Reddick and Austin Dillon, in 11th and 12th places. Ryan Newman and Kyle Busch will start behind them in 13th and 14th places, respectively. Rounding out the top 16 will be Joey Logano and Daytona road course winner, Christopher Bell.

How does the rest of the pack stack up behind Kevin Harvick?

Ricky Stenhouse Jr and Chris Buescher will be just shy of the top 16, with Ryan Preece and Cole Custer on their tails. Ross Chastain and Daniel Suarez will share the 11th row. Meanwhile, Bubba Wallace will be disappointed to start in a lowly 23rd place, ahead of Chase Briscoe.

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – FEBRUARY 21: Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Busch Light Ford, during practice for the NASCAR Cup Series at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on February 21, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

Justin Haley and Ryan Blaney will be next on track, ahead of Anthony Alfredo and Aric Almirola. Meanwhile, Erik Jones and Matt DiBenedetto will be horribly disappointed with their starting positions of 29th and 30th. Additionally, poor old Corey LaJoie will start all the way back in 33rd place, leaving him a mountain to climb.

Coming back to Kevin Harvick, the driver has a good track record at the speedway. This is because he has racked up a couple of wins over there. This time should be no different, and he will be eager to be the first pole-to-flag winner in the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season.

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