Logano powers Team Penske Pennzoil machine to pole ahead of Sunday’s Pennzoil 400

With a blistering performance in Saturday’s qualifying session, Team Penske driver Joey Logano captured the top spot for Sunday’s Pennzoil 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. In doing so, the 32-year-old veteran joins Kurt Busch and Kyle Busch as the only three active drivers with multiple Cup Series pole awards at the famed Nevada speedway.

“I just held it wide open,” Logano said of his 29.024-second lap. “Hopefully this translates to the race.”

Logano held off William Byron by 0.141 seconds, followed by teammate Ryan Blaney, top-qualifying rookie Ty Gibbs and Kyle Busch, who will seek a weekend sweep at his hometown racetrack.

A hard-charging field wasn’t the only thing Logano battled en route to the top spot. Strong winds blowing across the 1.5-mile track added an additional challenge.

“If it’s a steady wind, at least you know what’s coming,” Logano said. “The gusts make it hard.”

The Middletown, Conn. native has three Cup Series wins at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on his resume. A fourth would tie Jimmie Johnson for the most all-time Las Vegas Motor Speedway wins. Saturday’s triumph marked his 27th career pole victory.

Fans from all 50 states will be on hand as Logano leads the field to green in Sunday’s Pennzoil 400. The race is scheduled for a 12:30 p.m. start on FOX.