There isn’t much Kevin Harvick hasn’t done at Phoenix International Raceway. The driver who leads all active drivers with six wins at Phoenix, scored a first career pole Friday at the track and the race the Bakersfield Ca. native considers his “Daytona 500” and will lead the field to the green for SundaMORE>>>y’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series e Campingworld.com 500 (3:30 p.m. ET, FOX).
“This is a pretty special place,” Harvick said. “All these west coast races are special, but this one in particular just for the fact that we used to bring our Southwest Tour cars here and our Winston West cars.”
Harvick, who swept both races here last year, put down a lap of 25.577, 140.751 mph just under the three-minute mark of the final five minute round to score his 15th career pole and his first of the 2015 season. Joey Logano tried to steal the top spot with under a minute to go but came up just short and will start second. Jamie McMurray who led the early part of the final round will star third, Matt Kenseth fourth and Ryan Newman fifth. MORE>>>