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NASCAR starting lineup at Kentucky: Daniel Suarez on pole; Aric Almirola second

Sporting News — (Thomas Lott)

Well, that was dramatic.

The pole for the Quaker State 400 seemed to be well-decided late in qualifying Friday after Aric Almirola took it from Brad Keselowski, but Daniel Suarez had plans.

The 27-year-old driver ran the last lap of the day and took the pole from Almirola. Suarez will start up front at Kentucky Speedway on Saturday night.

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Keselowski will start third while Kurt Busch will be fourth and Kevin Harvick fifth.

The Quaker State 400 can be seen at 7:30 p.m. ET Saturday on NBCSN.

Quaker State 400 starting lineup

Here is the starting lineup for Saturday's race:

Starting Driver Car No.
No. 1Daniel Suarez41
No. 2Aric Almirola10
No. 3Brad Keselowski2
No. 4Kurt Busch1
No. 5Kevin Harvick4
No. 6Daniel Hemric8
No. 7Clint Bowyer14
No. 8Martin Truex Jr.19
No. 9Austin Dillon3
No. 10Kyle Busch18
No. 11Joey Logano22
No. 12William Byron24
No. 13Jimmie Johnson48
No. 14Paul Menard21
No. 15Ryan Blaney21
No. 16Rickey Stenhouse Jr.17
No. 17Michael McDowell34
No. 18Denny Hamlin11
No. 19Kyle Larson42
No. 20Chase Elliott9
No. 21Erik Jones20
No. 22Alex Bowman88
No. 23Ryan Newman6
No. 24Matt DiBenedetto95
No. 25David Ragan38
No. 26Chris Buescher37
No. 27Ty Dillon13
No. 28Bubba Wallace43
No. 29Corey Lajoie32
No. 30Ryan Preece47
No. 31Matt Tifft36
No. 32Bayley Currey51
No. 33Ross Chastain15
No. 34Landon Cassill00
No. 35BJ McLeod00
No. 36Quin Houff77

What time does the Quaker State 400 start?

The Quaker State 400 will take place Saturday, July 13. Live coverage begins on NBCSN at 7:30 p.m. ET.

What channel is the Quaker State 400 on?

The Quaker State 400 will be broadcast nationally on NBCSN. The race can also be live-streamed on the NBC Sports App or by subscribing to fuboTV, which offers a seven-day free trial.

Quaker State 400 schedule, how to watch

Here's a daily schedule of events leading up to the Quaker State 400 (all times Eastern):

Friday, July 12

Time Event Channel
7:30 p.m.Xfinity Series Alsco 300NBCSN/PRN

Saturday, July 13

Time Event Channel
7:30 p.m.Cup Series Quaker State 400NBCSN/PRN