Nascar

Logano wins fifth pole of season; 4 who must win also qualify in top 12 at Richmond

  • Joey Logano, right, fist-bumps a crew member after qualifying on the pole for Saturday's NASCAR Sprint Cup auto race at Richmond International Raceway in Richmond, Va., Friday, Sept. 11, 2015. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

    Joey Logano, right, fist-bumps a crew member after qualifying on the pole for Saturday's NASCAR Sprint Cup auto race at Richmond International Raceway in Richmond, Va., Friday, Sept. 11, 2015. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)  (The Associated Press)

  • Clint Bowyer jokes with his pit crew prior to qualifying for Saturday's NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Richmond International Raceway in Richmond, Va., Friday, Sept. 11, 2015. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

    Clint Bowyer jokes with his pit crew prior to qualifying for Saturday's NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Richmond International Raceway in Richmond, Va., Friday, Sept. 11, 2015. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)  (The Associated Press)

  • Joey Logano talks to the media after qualifying on the pole for Saturday's NASCÅR Sprint Cup auto race at Richmond International Raceway in Richmond, Va., Friday, Sept. 11, 2015. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

    Joey Logano talks to the media after qualifying on the pole for Saturday's NASCĂ…R Sprint Cup auto race at Richmond International Raceway in Richmond, Va., Friday, Sept. 11, 2015. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)  (The Associated Press)

Joey Logano has won the pole for the NASCAR Sprint Cup regular-season finale Saturday night at Richmond International Raceway.

Logano turned a lap a 126.470 mph to emerge from the final 12 drivers in the knockout qualifying format.

He edged Matt Kenseth, whose best lap came at 126.357 mph, and won his fifth pole of the season and the 13th of his career.

Four drivers went into qualifying needing to win the 26th race of the season to qualify for a spot in the playoffs, and all four made it into the final round.

David Ragan finished with the best spot of the four, earning the No. 5 starting spot. Tony Stewart will start 10th, Austin Dillon 11th and Kyle Larson 12th.

Four spots remain up for grabs for playoff berths.