Thursday, Jul 07

MENCS: Kurt Busch wins pole for inaugural Bank of America Roval 400

Kurt Busch will start from the Pole in Sunday's Bank of America Roval 400 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Friday marked Busch's fourth pole of the season and the 26th of his career.

Busch will enter into Sunday eighth in the points standings and fifteen points ahead of Clint Bower who sits at 13th in the point standings.

Busch outlasted AJ Allmendinger to win the pole.

"All around the racetrack you can get yourself into trouble," Allmendinger said when asked on which part of the track is the most challenging.

Rounding out the top five were: Alex Bowman in third, Chase Elliott in fourth and Kyle Larson in fifth.

Twelve of the sixteen drivers competing in the playoffs did not make the final round of qualifying.

Multiple drivers made contact with the wall in practice and qualifying. Denny Hamlin had issues with his No.11 Toyota Camry as he had issues in practice as well as qualifying. Hamlin hit the curb at a high rate of speed in practice and then in qualifying he made contact with the chicane. Hamlin would qualify 27th but will go to the rear of the field on Sunday becuase his team will go to a backup car.


1. Kurt Busch

2. AJ Allmendinger

3. Alex Bowman

4. Chase Elliott

5. Kyle Larson

6. Jimmie Johnson

7. Clint Bowyer

8. Jamie McMurray

9. Ryan Blaney

10. Chris Buescher

11. Daniel Hemric

12. Erik Jones

13. Martin Truex Jr.

14. Kyle Busch

15. Joey Logano

16. Trevor Bayne

17. Daniel Suarez

18. Michael McDowell

19. Kevin Harvick

20. Aric Almirola

21. William Byron

22. Paul Menard

23. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

24. Austin Dillion

25. Brad Keselowski

26. Ty Dillion

27. Denny Hamlin

28. Matt DiBenedetto

29. Ryan Newman

30. David Ragan

31. Justin Marks

32. Regan Smith

33. Cole Whitt

34. Bubba Wallace

35. Ross Chastain

36. JJ Yeley

37. Jeffery Earnhardt

38. Landon Cassill

39. Stanton Barrett

40. Timmy Hill


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