Martin Truex Jr. wins Cup Series pole at Darlington Raceway
DARLINGTON, S.C. -- Martin Truex Jr. won the pole Saturday for Sunday’s 400-mile NASCAR Cup Series race at Darlington Raceway.
Truex turned a lap at 169.409 miles per hour in afternoon qualifying. He edged Bubba Wallace, who was second at 169.339. The pole is Truex’s first this season and first at Darlington.
Following in the top five were Ricky Stenhouse Jr., William Byron and Ross Chastain.
Stenhouse and Chastain will be starting in the top five at Darlington for the first time.
Chase Elliott was fastest in morning practice but qualified 21st.