This time, it’s at New Hampshire Motor Speedway for Sunday’s Overton’s 301. Larson, who topped the field for the fourth time in 2017, ripped around the one-mile track in 28.568 seconds (133.324 mph) for pole No. 5 of his Cup career.
“It’s really cool to get the pole,” Larson said. “The final round, I was nervous about the No. 78 each of the first two rounds. I didn’t run the best first lap but recovered and had enough to hold him off.”
Indeed, Truex was second in qualifying, starting in the spot for the sixth time in 2017. The Furniture Row Racing driver was only 0.053 behind Larson’s time.
The session was paused only once after David Ragan spun his No. 38 in Turn 1 in the early minutes. The Front Row Motorsports driver starts 33rd.
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