Joey Logano takes pole position for today’s Nationwide race at Dover

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This past May at Dover International Speedway, Joey Logano’s streak of four consecutive Nationwide Series wins there was snapped.

Today, he’ll try to start a new streak from the pole position.

Logano, driving the No. 22 Team Penske Ford Mustang, will lead the field to the green flag later this afternoon after posting a 154.972 mph lap during qualifying.

He’ll be joined on the front row by Nationwide Series points leader Chase Elliott, who lost out on the pole by a mere .016 of a second following a 154.865 mph lap in the No. 9 JR Motorsports Chevrolet.

“We did a really good job yesterday on tuning this thing in for what we needed in the race and also getting some more speed out of it,” Logano told Fox Sports.

“I’m excited about that, because we didn’t unload as the greatest but were able to get back to that Dover feel I really like.”

Nationwide regular Ty Dillon qualified third for Richard Childress Racing and will start alongside Sprint Cup rookie Kyle Larson in Row 2. Kyle Busch, the one that ended Logano’s Nationwide reign at the Monster Mile in May, is set to go from fifth on the grid with Chris Buescher flanking him.

Brian Scott and Regan Smith will make up Row 4. Today’s Dover 200 will be a critical one for Smith as he seeks to hack into teammate Elliott’s 20-point lead in the Nationwide standings.

Row 5 features RCR part-timer Cale Conley and Elliott Sadler, while last week’s Nationwide winner at Kentucky, Brendan Gaughan, starts on the outside of Row 6 with Justin Boston.

Two drivers, Mike Harmon and Milka Duno, failed to make the field.

Today’s race is scheduled to see the green shortly after 3:30 p.m. ET.

NASCAR NATIONWIDE SERIES AT DOVER – Starting Lineup

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Chip Ganassi to be honored in Petersen Museum exhibit

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This Saturday, the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles will debut a new exhibit honoring one of the most successful teams in American motorsports.

Titled “Chip Ganassi Racing: Fast Tracks to Success | 30th Anniversary Tribute,” the exhibit will display several significant cars, trophies, and other artifacts from CGR’s storied racing history. Ganassi will formally be honored April 15, 2020 at the Petersen’s Annual Racers Night before the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach.

Dario Franchitti’s 2010 Dallara IR-05. Photo Kahn Media

Vehicles displayed in the exhibit will include the 1983 Patrick Wildcat MK9B raced by Chip Ganassi to his best finish in the Indianapolis 500, the Lexus-powered Riley MK X1 raced by Scott Dixon in the 2006 24 Hours of Daytona, the Dallara IR-05 driven to victory by Dario Franchitti in the 2010 Indianapolis 500, the Ford GT that finished first in the LM GTE category at the 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans, and the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 driven by Kurt Busch in the 2019 NASCAR Cup Series.

“Chip Ganassi is an influential member of the automotive community, and his team’s penchant for success is a reflection of his raw skill and passion for the sport,” said Petersen Automotive Museum Executive Director Terry L. Karges. “Complemented by a visually dynamic and compelling 180-degree video, ‘Chip Ganassi Racing’ will celebrate the team’s victories and tell its story while taking visitors on a trip down memory lane.” 

“Chip Ganassi Racing: Fast Tracks to Success | 30th Anniversary Tribute” will run through January 31, 2021. The museum will host a ticketed opening reception on December 13. More information on the Petersen Museum can be found at www.petersen.org.

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