LAS VEGAS (AP) – Erik Jones stunned the sphere by means of profitable 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 means of incomes his 2nd occupation 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 Group Penske Ford to complete within the entrance row. Denny Hamlin was once 3rd, adopted by means of Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick.

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

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