Richmond, VA — Martin Truex Jr. captured his first career pole at Richmond Raceway Friday evening running a 21.799-second lap time. It is his 18th career pole and will lead the field to the drop of the green flag on Saturday night under the lights to get the Toyota Owners 400 underway.

Martin Truex Jr. in the No. 78 was the fastest in round one of qualifying with a 21.752-second lap time. Just missing the round two cut was Aric Almirola with a 21.957-second lap, he will start in 25th. Kyle Busch in the No. 18 and Brad Keselowski in the No. 2 also missed the cut to get to round two.

In round two, the no. 11 of Denny Hamlin was the fastest. Then in the final round of qualifying, Martin Truex Jr. snagged the pole with a lap time of 21.799-seconds. 2nd fastest was Chase Elliott in the No. 9, just 0.042-seconds behind Truex Jr. The Full qualifying results are available below.

Full Qualifying Results

RNK DRIVER SPEED TIME BEHIND
1 #78 Martin Truex Jr. 123.859 21.799 0.000
2 #9 Chase Elliott 123.621 21.841 0.042
3 #22 Joey Logano 123.581 21.848 0.049
4 #11 Denny Hamlin 123.542 21.855 0.056
5 #42 Kyle Larson 123.220 21.912 0.113
6 #41 Kurt Busch 122.900 21.969 0.170
7 #20 Erik Jones 122.872 21.974 0.175
8 #1 Jamie McMurray 122.828 21.982 0.183
9 #24 William Byron 122.811 21.985 0.186
10 #4 Kevin Harvick 122.805 21.986 0.187
11 #88 Alex Bowman 122.733 21.999 0.200
12 #17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 122.399 22.059 0.260
13 #12 Ryan Blaney 123.063 21.940 0.141
14 #31 Ryan Newman 122.850 21.978 0.179
15 #38 David Ragan 122.850 21.978 0.179
16 #14 Clint Bowyer 122.845 21.979 0.180
17 #48 Jimmie Johnson 122.783 21.990 0.191
18 #43 Darrell Wallace Jr. 122.777 21.991 0.192
19 #37 Chris Buescher 122.538 22.034 0.235
20 #21 Paul Menard 122.510 22.039 0.240
21 #6 Trevor Bayne 122.438 22.052 0.253
22 #8 Daniel Hemric 122.388 22.061 0.262
23 #3 Austin Dillon 122.355 22.067 0.268
24 #34 Michael McDowell 122.222 22.091 0.292
25 #10 Aric Almirola 122.968 21.957 0.158
26 #19 Daniel Suarez 122.934 21.963 0.164
27 #32 Matt DiBenedetto 122.772 21.992 0.193
28 #2 Brad Keselowski 122.722 22.001 0.202
29 #95 Kasey Kahne 122.688 22.007 0.208
30 #15 Ross Chastain 122.644 22.015 0.216
31 #13 Ty Dillon 122.377 22.063 0.264
32 #18 Kyle Busch 122.344 22.069 0.270
33 #47 AJ Allmendinger 122.266 22.083 0.284
34 #23 Gray Gaulding 121.655 22.194 0.395
35 #72 Cole Whitt 121.425 22.236 0.437
36 #0 Landon Cassill 121.000 22.314 0.515
37 #55 Reed Sorenson 119.745 22.548 0.749
38 #51 Harrison Rhodes 119.707 22.555 0.756

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