Joey Logano and the No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford Fusion will start Saturday’s Federated Auto Parts 400 from the fifth position after posting a lap time of 21.486 seconds and a speed of 125.663 mph in Friday afternoon’s qualifying session at Richmond International Raceway. The top-five starting position is Logano’s 12th top-five qualifying effort of the season.

“I will take that. I will take a fifth-place effort,” said Logano. “We were 14th in practice so I didn’t think we would be that good but we were able to get our car out there in time and lay down a good lap in the first session. I over drove it the second session. I was expecting more grip with the shade, and I over drove it. I probably lost a half a tenth there, and that would have put us third. I think the fact that Brad went out a little sooner with the clean track and we waited too long, and the sun poked out cost us a little bit there too. If we keep stacking these pennies up we will figure out how to get the pole. That is okay though; we will race from there.”

The Federated Auto Parts 400 gets underway at 7:30 p.m. EST Saturday with live coverage provided by abc beginning with a pre-race show at 7 p.m.

Logano and Brad at Richmond 2014