Byron makes history with Darlington pole, Starting Lineup for Cup race

William Byron joined a small group of distinguished drivers with his pole time of 28.510 for Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Darlington Raceway.

Byron joins Fireball Roberts (1962) and Bill Elliott (1985) as the only drivers who have won the pole for the Daytona 500, Coca-Cola 600 and Southern 500 in the same season.

The MENCS will race at the 1.366 mile egg-shaped track on Sunday with NBCSN and MRN providing coverage starting at 6 pm ET.

Byron’s car is a the City Chevrolet, a nod to the movie “Days of Thunder.” This is Byron’s fourth pole of the season.

he No. 95 Leavine Family Racing Toyota of Matt DiBenedetto failed pre-qualifying inspection twice on Saturday. As a result, NASCAR ejected the car chief for Sunday’s race.

MENCS Lineup Darlington

  1. William Byron
  2. Brad Keselowski
  3. Kyle Larson
  4. Kurt Busch
  5. Daniel Suarez
  6. Jimmie Johnson
  7. Joey Logano
  8. Chase Elliott
  9. Denny Hamlin
  10. Ryan Blaney
  11. Kevin Harvick
  12. Chris Buescher
  13. Clint Bowyer
  14. Austin Dillon
  15. Erik Jones
  16. Alex Bowman
  17. Paul Menard
  18. Daniel Hemric
  19. Matt DiBenedetto
  20. Ryan Preece
  21. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
  22. Martin Truex Jr.
  23. Michael McDowell
  24. Ryan Newman
  25. Landon Cassill
  26. David Ragan
  27. Corey LaJoie
  28. Bubba Wallace
  29. Ty Dillon
  30. Aric Almirola
  31. Ross Chastain
  32. Matt Tifft
  33. Kyle Busch
  34. Reed Sorenson
  35. JJ Yeley
  36. BJ McLeod
  37. Joey Nemechek
  38. Garrett Smithley
  39. Joey Gase

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