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Two weeks of knockout qualifying, two weeks of Penske cars on the front row

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Joey Logano,  Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Brad Keselowski talk during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 7, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

The second week of knockout qualifying was quite similar to the first week.

Team Penske's cars will start 1-2 at Las Vegas on Sunday, but the order is reversed from Phoenix. Last week, Brad Keselowski was first and Joey Logano was second. On Friday, Logano took the pole and Keselowski will start second.

Keselowski had swiped the pole from Clint Bowyer with just over two minutes remaining in the final qualifying round, but with over a minute to go, Logano knocked Keselowski from the top spot.

Bowyer will start third while Austin Dillon starts fourth. Jimmie Johnson is fifth. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. is sixth despite smacking the wall with the right rear in practice earlier on Friday.

Landon Cassill, Joe Nemechek, JJ Yeley, Josh Wise and Dave Blaney missed the race. For Cassill, it's the second straight race he's missed after a good run at the Daytona 500. Blaney has missed all three races this season. How many attempts will his unsponsored No. 77 have left before it's forced to cut back and stop attempting races?

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