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As excited as he was to get first pit stall choice, the Team Penske driver wasn’t satisfied.
“This is a good start, but our ultimate goal is to be the fastest at the end of the race on Sunday. It is a good start and it gets us up front with a great pit stall and hopefully we can make the most of it,” Keselowski stated.
Starting on the outside pole, Kevin Harvick earned his 20th top-five start of the season with a 27.552-second lap around the mile-and-a-half track. The driver of the No. 4 Budweiser Chevy wants a good clean run on Sunday.
Kyle Busch’s 27.591 run garnered him a third-place start, next to Joey Logano in fourth. Kyle Larson and Erik Jones roll off on Row 3. Jones is behind the wheel of the No. 20 Dollar General car while Matt Kenseth serves a two-race suspension.
Denny Hamlin and Dale Earnhardt Jr. round out the top ten.
The AAA Texas 500 takes the green flag at 1:16 PM CT, with coverage starting at 1:00 PM on NBC, PRN and SiriusXM NASCAR.