Keselowski on Pole for Bojangles' Southern 500

Brad Keselowski will start Sunday's Bojangles Southern 500 from the pole.
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It’s fitting that Brad Keselowski will lead the field to green Sunday evening. Fitting, because the Miller High Life paint scheme he’s rocking this weekend is a throwback to the car that won the Southern 500 in 1983. When Bobby Allison won that Darlington trophy -- his fifth -- Keselowski was just a year old.

“It’s just a ballsy racetrack,” said the driver of the No. 2 Ford Fusion when addressing the media Saturday afternoon following his first pole of the season.

Kurt Busch makes his fifth front row start of the season in the No. 41 Haas Automation Chevy. Busch is also carrying a retro scheme that pays tribute to the Stewart-Haas predecessor, Haas CNC Racing. Busch said the Darlington theme has created a unique vibe in the garage and the opportunity to inject a history lesson and some fun into the ordinary.

The 2015 Bojangles' Southern 500 celebrates a return to Darlington’s traditional race date of Labor Day Weekend.

Schedule: (all times are Eastern)
6 p.m. Sprint Cup Series: Countdown to Green, NBCSN
7 p.m. Sprint Cup Series: Bojangles' Southern 500, NBC
11 p.m. NASCAR Victory Lap, NBCSN

Starting lineup:
  1. Brad Keselowski
  2. Kurt Busch
  3. Kevin Harvick
  4. Joey Logano
  5. Jeff Gordon
  6. Denny Hamlin
  7. Martin Truex Jr.
  8. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
  9. Ryan Blaney
  10. Kyle Busch
  11. Aric Almirola
  12. Paul Menard
  13. Carl Edwards
  14. Matt Kenseth
  15. Kasey Kahne
  16. Kyle Larson
  17. Tony Stewart
  18. Trevor Bayne
  19. Jimmie Johnson
  20. Jamie McMurray
  21. David Ragan
  22. Chase Elliott
  23. Ryan Newman
  24. Greg Biffle
  25. Matt DiBenedetto
  26. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  27. Justin Allgaier
  28. Clint Bowyer
  29. Austin Dillon
  30. Danica Patrick
  31. Landon Cassill
  32. Casey Mears
  33. Sam Hornish Jr.
  34. AJ Allmendinger
  35. Alex Bowman
  36. JJ Yeley
  37. Cole Whitt
  38. David Gilliland
  39. Michael Annett
  40. Brett Moffitt
  41. Jeb Burton
  42. Mike Bliss
  43. TJ Bell
Keselowski on Pole for Bojangles' Southern 500 Keselowski on Pole for Bojangles' Southern 500 Reviewed by Katy Lindamood on Saturday, September 05, 2015 Rating: 5