Hemric is the Surprise Pole Winner for Sunday's NASCAR Cup Race at Kansas

KANSAS CITY, KS - RIS - Daniel Hemric, driving a Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet, won the pole for Sunday's Monster Energy NASCAR Cup race at Kansas Speedway. And even more surprising was David Ragan qualifying second sharing the fron row with Hemric.  Here are the final qualifying results:

8 Daniel Hemric # Caterpillar Chevrolet 30.329 178.047 1 1 0.000 0.000
2 38 David Ragan MDS Ford 30.364 177.842 1 1 0.035 0.035
3 12 Ryan Blaney (P) Menards/Dickies Ford 30.379 177.754 1 1 0.050 0.015
4 2 Brad Keselowski (P) Discount Tire Ford 30.394 177.667 1 1 0.065 0.015
5 42 Kyle Larson (P) Credit One Bank Chevrolet 30.399 177.637 1 1 0.070 0.005
6 34 Michael McDowell Love's Travel Stops Ford 30.408 177.585 1 1 0.079 0.009
7 6 Ryan Newman Roush Performance Ford 30.423 177.497 1 1 0.094 0.015
8 41 Daniel Suarez ARRIS Ford 30.446 177.363 1 1 0.117 0.023
9 3 Austin Dillon Roland Chevrolet 30.448 177.352 1 1 0.119 0.002
10 43 Bubba Wallace Victory Junction Chevrolet 30.452 177.328 1 1 0.123 0.004
11 19 Martin Truex Jr. (P) Bass Pro Shops Toyota 30.464 177.258 1 1 0.135 0.012
12 48 Jimmie Johnson Ally Fueling Futures Chevrolet 30.465 177.253 1 1 0.136 0.001
13 10 Aric Almirola Smithfield/Hy-Vee Ford 30.476 177.189 1 1 0.147 0.011
14 9 Chase Elliott (P) NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet 30.497 177.067 1 1 0.168 0.021
15 1 Kurt Busch Advent Health Chevrolet 30.518 176.945 1 1 0.189 0.021
16 88 Alex Bowman (P) Nationwide Chevrolet 30.520 176.933 1 1 0.191 0.002
17 36 Matt Tifft # Louis Kemp Crab Delights Ford 30.544 176.794 1 1 0.215 0.024
18 18 Kyle Busch (P) M&M's Halloween Toyota 30.548 176.771 1 1 0.219 0.004
19 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Fastenal Ford 30.573 176.626 1 1 0.244 0.025
20 20 Erik Jones Reser's Fine Foods Toyota 30.575 176.615 1 1 0.246 0.002
21 14 Clint Bowyer (P) DEKALB Ford 30.605 176.442 1 1 0.276 0.030
22 21 Paul Menard Menards/Atlas Ford 30.612 176.401 1 1 0.283 0.007
23 11 Denny Hamlin (P) FedEx Office Toyota 30.631 176.292 1 1 0.302 0.019
24 13 Ty Dillon GEICO Chevrolet 30.634 176.275 1 1 0.305 0.003
25 24 William Byron (P) UniFirst Chevrolet 30.742 175.655 1 1 0.413 0.108
26 37 Chris Buescher Kroger Simmer Like A Winner Chevrolet 30.803 175.308 1 1 0.474 0.061
27 95 Matt DiBenedetto Toyota Express Maintenance Toyota 30.879 174.876 1 1 0.550 0.076
28 47 Ryan Preece # Kroger Chevrolet 30.880 174.870 1 1 0.551 0.001
29 22 Joey Logano (P) Shell Pennzoil Ford 30.912 174.689 1 1 0.583 0.032
30 00 Landon Cassill(i) Creek Enterprise Chevrolet 31.004 174.171 1 1 0.675 0.092
31 32 Corey LaJoie Kansasland Ford 31.086 173.712 1 1 0.757 0.082
32 96 * Parker Kligerman(i) Gaunt Brothers Racing Toyota 31.277 172.651 1 1 0.948 0.191
33 15 Ross Chastain(i) Harrah's North Kansas City Chevrolet 31.365 172.166 1 1 1.036 0.088
34 27 * Reed Sorenson Chevrolet 31.378 172.095 1 1 1.049 0.013
35 52 Garrett Smithley(i) Bangor Bank Ford 31.386 172.051 1 1 1.057 0.008
36 51 JJ Yeley(i) Jacob Companies Ford 31.494 171.461 1 1 1.165 0.108
37 53 * Josh Bilicki(i) Insurance King Ford 31.787 169.881 1 1 1.458 0.293
38 77 Timmy Hill(i) Chevrolet 32.079 168.334 1 1 1.750 0.292
39 66 * Joey Gase Page Construction Toyota 33.190 162.700 1 1 2.861 1.111
40 4 Kevin Harvick (P) Jimmy John's 3 Dollar Little John Ford 0.000 0.000 0 0 ----- -----
*Required to qualify on time, OP - Top 30 in Owner Points, PC - Past Champion,(i)Ineligible for driver points in this series

Ron Fleshman

RIS NASCAR Editor.  Has been with RIS since the middle 90's. Writes on each of the three main series of NASCAR.

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Volume 2019, Issue 9, Posted 10:53 PM, 10.19.2019