Larson’s lap was .015-seconds faster than Elliott’s for his first pole since Sonoma Raceway in June. The pole is Larson’s first at Bristol and seventh of his career. It will be Elliott’s 10th front row start of his career and second at Bristol.
2016 Bristol Night Race winner Kevin Harvick put his No. 4 Jimmy John’s Ford Fusion in sixth while Denny Hamlin, Aric Almirola, Kurt Busch and Ryan Blaney rounded out the top-10 speeds. The Fords of Brad Keselowski and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. rounded out the top 12 drivers.
With 41 cars entered, BJ McLeod in the No. 52 for Rick Ware Racing will not race in Saturday’s Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race.
Coverage of the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race begins at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN with Countdown to Green. America’s Night Race is slated to begin at 6:30 p.m. ET and can also be seen on NBCSN.