Qualifying Notes

Saturday, July 27 4:05 pm ET

Single-car qualifying in groups of three spaced 15 seconds apart

One timed lap


  • William Byron went out in the first group and had the Pole spot for the first several groups
  • Kyle Busch got loose a couple of times in the warm-up and timed lap.
  • Bubba Wallace will start from the rear but be counted from where he qualified due to the engine change.
  • Aric Almirola’s qualifying time was .7 seconds faster than his combined practice time from the first two sessions.
  • Kevin Harvick did not make a mock qualifying run in practice and stayed in race trim the whole way.
  • Chase Elliott used the apron in the Tunnel Turn quite a bit to help turn the car. He’s in a back-up car for the race.
  • Harvick has been on the pole once before in his 38 races at Pocono but forfeited it with a failed inspection.
  • The pole time was a full second faster than the 21st position in the grid.

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