Joey Logano wins ‘embarrassing’ qualifying session at Atlanta

HAMPTON, GA - FEBRUARY 27:  Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell Pennzoil Ford, poses with the Pole Award after qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series  Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on February 27, 2015 in Hampton, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

HAMPTON, GA – FEBRUARY 27: Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell Pennzoil Ford, poses with the Pole Award after qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on February 27, 2015 in Hampton, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Daytona 500 winner Joey Logano continued his momentum Friday scoring his first pole at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Logano fresh off his Daytona 500 victory put down the fastest lap of the day in the final session with a speed of 194.683. The session wasn’t without controversy however.

NASCAR delayed the start of qualifying by 15 minutes after as nearly half of the field was still struggling to make it through inspection. When the clock started for the first round, 13 cars were still in tech and failed to make qualifying.  Those who missed the session included Tony Stewart, Matt Kenseth, Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon.

“This is absolutely embarrassing,” Gordon who will start 35th on owners points Sunday, said.MORE>>>

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