Tuesday, Jul 05

MENCS: William Byron wins pole for Bank of America Roval 400 at Charlotte

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.


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