Logano, driving the No. 20 Home Depot/RedBeacon.com Toyota earned the pole with a lap time of 30.672 (176.056 mph). The pole was Logano’s second of the season and the 5th of his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career. The EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway (Homestead, FL; 1.5-mile oval) is set for Sunday afternoon, November 18, 2012. The race will be broadcast on ESPN at 2:00 p.m. ET, with radio coverage on MRN.

How is your race car?

“These guys have given me a really good RedBeacon.com Toyota here. We were good in practice and they made the right adjustments for us to make sure it was good when the sun went down. They did their part and I did my part, and it came out perfect. I appreciate it. My last run with them — so it’s awesome to get a pole for them again.”

Do you have a good car for the race?

“We only made a couple runs today. We really focused on qualifying trim today. We got tomorrow to really focus on our race trim stuff. Typically, if a car is fast here it should be fast in race trim too. The car’s got speed in it. We just got to make sure it has the longevity in it.”

Is this a good start to the weekend?

“Heck yeah, it’s a really good weekend so far. That’s awesome to get the pole like that. The guys worked their butts off. We got one more.”

How does it feel to earn the pole for your last race with Joe Gibbs Racing?

“To go out there in our final race with JGR (Joe Gibbs Racing) and go out there and get a pole for those guys, they deserve it. All those guys back at the shop — I’ve been working with them since I was 15 years old so it’s really neat to get them a pole here at Homestead. Jason (Ratcliff, crew chief) and all of the guys on the Redbeacon.com car did a very good job today in practice getting the car to where it needed to be. Then, the tough part is knowing what the car is going to do when the sun goes down and to make sure the car’s still got that speed. They gave me the car I needed to do what I had to do and I did what I had to do and we got the pole, so everything went as planned.”

What’s your goal when you are in the race car this weekend?

“Goal number one is to win the race no matter what. No matter where we go, no matter who else is on the race track, no matter what is going on, it’s all about winning. Really, that stuff doesn’t matter. Obviously, I’m going to race the guys racing for a championship clean. I don’t want to be the guy that gets in the middle of that, but at the same time I’m out there to win and that’s what we’re going to try to do.”