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Kyle Larson Wins Back-to-Back Poles at Sonoma Raceway

Growing up, Kyle Larson used to come to races at Sonoma Raceway — now he’s winning Busch Pole Awards at it.

Larson topped the charts for qualifying for the Toyota/Save Mart 350 on Saturday afternoon (June 23) with a speed of 94.597 miles per hour. It was Larson’s sixth career pole award, his second in a row at Sonoma and his third overall in his home state of California.

“Cool to get a pole back here at my home track at Sonoma, DC Solar’s home track as well,” Larson told FS1. “Qualifying here is one of my favorite things all year.”

Joining Larson on the front row for Sunday’s race is Martin Truex Jr (94.484 mph). In addition to winning the pole, Chevrolet rounded out the top five — Chase Elliott (94.461 mph), Jamie McMurray (94.227 mph) and AJ Allmendinger (93.925 mph) took positions third through fifth.

Defending race winner Kevin Harvick (93.856 mph) qualified sixth, and Hendrick Motorsports teammates Jimmie Johnson (93.824 mph) and William Byron (93.756 mph) were seventh and eighth. Kyle Busch (93.679 mph) and Brad Keselowski (93.409 mph) completed the top 10.

Qualifying Results

The green flag for the Toyota/Save Mart 350 at 3:13 p.m./ET on Sunday (June 24) afternoon. It is the final race of the season on FS1, and PRN will broadcast the race as well.


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Michael Massie is a writer for Frontstretch. Massie, a Richmond, Va. native, has been a NASCAR superfan since childhood, when he frequented races at Richmond International Raceway. Massie is a lover of short track racing and travels around to the ones in his region. Outside of motorsports, the Virginia Tech grad can be seen cheering on his beloved Hokies.

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