Matt Kenseth grabs pole at Charlotte to complete season sweep

Matt Kenseth and Amanda Mertz post after he won the pole for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on October 8, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Matt Kenseth and Amanda Mertz post after he won the pole for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on October 8, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Matt Kenseth and Amanda Mertz post after he won the pole for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on October 8, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

CONCORD, N.C. – Matt Kenseth won the first race in the first round of the Chase and will start the second round of the Chase in front of the field.  Kenseth put down an unbeatable lap early in the final five minutes during NASCAR’s three round knockout qualifying session Thursday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway to score the 14th pole of his career and his fourth of the season.

Kenseth’s Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch will lineup beside Kenseth after he was second in the final round.  Joey Logano will start third, Greg Biffle fourth and Denny Hamlin fifth.

Ryan Blaney led a large group out almost as soon as the clock for the first session of 20 minutes started MORE>>>

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