Kyle Busch wins Cup pole at Pocono; Martin Truex Jr. starts second
LONG POND, Pa. - Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr., who wrecked battling for the lead last weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, will start on the front row for today’s Cup race at Pocono Raceway.
Busch won the pole. Truex starts second for today’s race at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN. This is the fourth time that Busch and Truex have started on the front row this season.
This is Busch’s 24th career pole and second in a row. He has five poles this season.
Jamie McMurray starts third and is followed by Denny Hamlin and June Pocono winner Ryan Blaney.
Sixth through 10th: Kevin Harvick, Clint Bowyer, rookie Daniel Suarez, rookie Erik Jones and Joey Logano.
Truex is without both his tire changers today. Joe Gibbs Racing supplies Furniture Row Racing with pit crews. JGR suspended both of Truex’s tire changers three races after they were involved in a confrontation with Busch’s crew chief, Kyle Busch, last weekend at Indianapolis.
Joe Gibbs explained Sunday morning that video of the incident last week on pit road didn’t show everything and said there was no reason to penalize Stevens for his actions.