William Byron won the Pole for Sunday’s Bank of America Roval 400 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Byron claimed the top spot with a speed of 103.198 mph. For Byron, this is his fifth Pole of his career.
Joining Byron on the outside of row 1 will be his Hendrick Motorsports teammate Alex Bowman. Byron also leads Bowman by just two points for the final cutoff spot to advance into the second round of the playoffs.
“I knew I was a little weak under the brakes the first couple of runs in trim today,” Byron told NBCSN after qualifying. “Tried to fix it maybe fixed it a little too good.” Really takes every corner around this race track to get a pole. I knew we could qualify top five but I was really wanting the pole.”
Rounding out the top five in qualifying were Alex Bowman (playoffs) in second, Joey Logano (playoffs) in third, Jimmie Johnson in fourth and Clint Bowyer (playoffs) in fifth.
Rounding out the top ten were Kevin Harvick (playoffs) in sixth, Kyle Larson (playoffs) in seventh, Martin Truex Jr. (playoffs) in eighth, Ryan Blaney (playoffs) in ninth and Paul Menard in tenth.
Denny Hamlin posted the 28th fastest lap but will have to start from the rear due to a wreck in practice.
Below is where the remaining playoff drivers qualified:
Brad Keselwoski - P11
Erik Jones - P15
Aric Almirola - P16
Kyle Busch - P17
Chase Elliott - P19
Kurt Busch - P23
Ryan Newman - P24
Denny Hamlin - P28
The Bank of America Roval 400 gets underway on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Eastern on NBC.