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Joey Logano wins 12th career pole, first at Kansas Speedway, just ahead of Kasey Kahne

  • Competitors, including Kurt Busch (41), pull onto pit row during qualifying for Saturday's Sprint Cup Series auto race at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., Friday, May 8, 2015. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

    Competitors, including Kurt Busch (41), pull onto pit row during qualifying for Saturday's Sprint Cup Series auto race at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., Friday, May 8, 2015. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)  (The Associated Press)

  • Spectators sit in the grandstands to watch qualifying for Saturday's Sprint Cup Series auto race at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., Friday, May 8, 2015. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

    Spectators sit in the grandstands to watch qualifying for Saturday's Sprint Cup Series auto race at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., Friday, May 8, 2015. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)  (The Associated Press)

  • NASCAR driver Kevin Harvick (4) takes a lap during practice for Saturday's Sprint Cup Series auto race at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., Friday, May 8, 2015. Harvick is the Sprint Cup Series points leader. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley)

    NASCAR driver Kevin Harvick (4) takes a lap during practice for Saturday's Sprint Cup Series auto race at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., Friday, May 8, 2015. Harvick is the Sprint Cup Series points leader. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley)  (The Associated Press)

Joey Logano drove his No. 22 Ford to a fast lap of 192.397 mph Friday, easily besting the speed of Kasey Kahne and winning the pole for Saturday night's Sprint Cup race.

The winner of last fall's Chase race at Kansas, Logano cruised to his 12th career pole but first on the fast 1 1/2-mile track near downtown Kansas City.

Kahne posted a lap of 191.911 mph. He was followed by Brad Keselowski, Martin Truex Jr. and local boy Carl Edwards, who was posted the final lap of the last qualifying segment.

Eighteen-year-old Erik Jones, driving the No. 18 for Kyle Busch, also made the final round of qualifying. He will open his first Sprint Cup start from the 12th position.