LAS VEGAS (AP) – Erik Jones shocked the sphere by way of successful the pole Friday for the hole race of the NASCAR Cup sequence playoffs, turning a lap in 28.705 seconds and narrowly edging Joey Logano.

Jones opened the primary weekend of NASCAR’s 10-race postseason by way of incomes his 2d profession pole in his Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota. The 22-year-old is the youngest motive force ever to win the pole at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Logano did his lap in 28.708 seconds in his Team Penske Ford to complete in the entrance row. Denny Hamlin used to be 3rd, adopted by way of Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick.

The Vegas race is the primary of 10 playoff contests to crown a champion. Jones is in the 16-driver playoff box for the primary time.

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SOUTH POINT 400 LINEUP

After Friday’s qualifying at the 1.Five-mile Las Vegas Motor Speedway (automotive quantity in parentheses):

1. (20) Erik Jones, Toyota, 188.121 mph.

2. (22) Joey Logano, Ford, 188.101.

three. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 187.624.

four. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 187.402.

Five. (four) Kevin Harvick, Ford, 187.396.

6. (12) Ryan Blaney, Ford, 187.084.

7. (nine) Chase Elliott, Chevrolet, 186.735.

eight. (41) Kurt Busch, Ford, 186.483.

nine. (88) Alex Bowman, Chevrolet, 186.374.

10. (78) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 186.098.

11. (42) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 185.950.

12. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 183.125.

13. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 186.619.

14. (17) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 186.599.

15. (14) Clint Bowyer, Ford, 186.580.

16. (10) Aric Almirola, Ford, 186.548.

17. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 186.509.

18. (three) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 186.483.

19. (19) Daniel Suarez, Toyota, 186.451.

20. (21) Paul Menard, Ford, 186.432.

21. (24) William Byron, Chevrolet, 186.400.

22. (31) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 185.861.

23. (6) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 185.644.

24. (34) Michael McDowell, Ford, 184.913.

25. (95) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 185.185.

26. (32) Matt DiBenedetto, Ford, 184.938.

27. (38) David Ragan, Ford, 184.723.

28. (37) Chris Buescher, Chevrolet, 184.660.

29. (47) AJ Allmendinger, Chevrolet, 184.603.

30. (13) Ty Dillon, Chevrolet, 184.231.

31. (43) Bubba Wallace, Chevrolet, 182.815.

32. (72) Corey LaJoie, Chevrolet, 180.662.

33. (99) Kyle Weatherman, Chevrolet, 180.584.

34. (15) Ross Chastain, Chevrolet, 180.337.

35. (96) Jeffrey Earnhardt, Toyota, 179.976.

36. (23) JJ Yeley, Toyota, 179.432.

37. (00) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, 178.283.

38. (51) BJ McLeod, Ford, 177.538.

39. (66) Timmy Hill, Toyota, 176.085.

40. (7) Reed Sorenson, Chevrolet, zero.000.