For the second straight week, it was another Toyota show in Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series qualifying. Last week, Toyota’s swept the top two rows at Dover, this week at Pocono, they took the top three qualifying spots.
Like last week, Kyle Busch will start on the pole, his second of the season, with the Joe Gibbs Racing driver turning a lap of 179.151 mph in his No. 18 Toyota. It was his third of his career at the 2.5-mile Pocono Raceway and 21st of his Cup career.
He was the only one to top the 179 mph barrier.
Busch, topped another Toyota in Martin Truex Jr. by 0.171-seconds, as Truex will start second in his No. 78 Toyota. It was the same top two from last week.
Busch’s JGR teammate of Matt Kenseth came home third, while a Ford trio of Ryan Blaney, Kurt Busch and Brad Keselowski will start fourth through sixth.
Axalta presents the Pocono 400 Starting Lineup:
Row 1: Kyle Busch, Martin Truex Jr.
Row 2: Matt Kenseth, Ryan Blaney
Row 3: Kurt Busch, Brad Keselowski
Row 4: Kyle Larson, Jamie McMurray
Row 5: Joey Logano, Ryan Newman
Row 6: Michael McDowell, Kevin Harvick
Row 7: Paul Menard, Daniel Suarez R
Row 8: Erik Jones R, Darrell Wallace Jr. R
Row 9: Austin Dillon, Denny Hamlin
Row 10: Jimmie Johnson, Clint Bowyer
Row 11: AJ Allmendinger, Trevor Bayne
Row 12: Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Danica Patrick
Row 13: Chase Elliott, Kasey Kahne
Row 14: Ty Dillon R, Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Row 15: Chris Buescher, Matt DiBenedetto
Row 16: David Ragan, Cole Whitt
Row 17; Gray Gaulding R, Landon Cassill
Row 18: Corey LaJoie R, Reed Sorenson
Row 19: Jeffrey Earnhardt, Cody Ware R
Row 20: Derrike Cope