TALLADEGA, Ala. — Denny Hamlin earned his first profession superspeedway pole and can lead the Cup discipline to the inexperienced flag Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway.
Hamlin received the pole with a lap of 180.751 mph. He’ll be joined on the entrance row by Aric Almirola (180.642 mph).
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Hamlin’s Joe Gibbs Racing teammate, Ty Gibbs, certified third after a lap of 180.594 mph. Chase Briscoe (180.390) will begin fourth. Ryan Blaney (180.258) completes the highest 5.
Kyle Larson, coming off his Martinsville win final weekend, will begin ninth after a lap of 179.656 mph. Chase Elliott, who received Talladega’s playoff race final fall, certified twenty ninth after a lap of 177.748 mph. Daytona 500 winner Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (177.205) certified thirty third.