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Hemric beats playoff drivers for NASCAR pole at Kansas


October 20, 2019

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Daniel Hemric gave his hopes of landing a Cup Series ride for next season some help by taking his No. 8 Chevrolet to the pole for Richard Childress Racing at Kansas Speedway on Sunday.

Hemric, who was told last month that Childress would not pick up his option for 2020, turned a lap of 178.047 mph to edge the retiring David Ragan during qualifying on Saturday.

They were joined in the top five by a trio of drivers in NASCAR's version of the playoffs.

Ryan Blaney was third after his rain-delayed win last weekend at Talladega. Brad Keselwoski will start alongside him...

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