Matt Tifft topped the leaderboard during Saturday’s single-car qualifying session to earn the 21 Means 21 Pole Award at Talladega Superspeedway. Tifft, in the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, posted a fastest lap of 181.168 mph.
Tifft’s teammate Daniel Suarez will join him on the starting row for the Sparks Energy 300 after posting the second-fastest lap during the two-round single-car qualifying event (180.846 mph).
Rounding out the top three was the No. 2 of Austin Dillon, soaring around the 2.66-mile track at 180.506 mph.
The third JGR entry Erik Jones was fourth-quickest, logging in a fast lap of 180.366 mph. Next was the No. 3 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet of Ty Dillon (180.217 mph), rounding out the top five.
Defending race winner Joey Logano will start on the fourth row in eighth (178.817 mph).
Josh Reaume, Derrike Cope and Mike Harmon failed to qualify for the 40-car event.
Check out the full starting lineup for the Sparks Energy 300 at Talladega.
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