William Byron captured the pole for the 70th Annual Bojangles’ Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway with a lap of 28.51 seconds (172.487 mph).
Denny Hamlin won the Pole Award for Saturday night's 59th Annual Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race with a lap of 14.848 seconds, 129.230 mph. This was Hamlin's first pole of the season, fourth at Bristol and the 31st of his career.
NASCAR heads to Bristol Motor Speedway this weekend. The Gander Outdoors Truck Series will feature the first race in Round 1 of their championship Playoffs while the Xfinity Series has five races remaining in the regular season. The Monster Energy Cup Series will close out the weekend with three to go.
Brad Keselowski, driver of the No. 2 Discount Tire Team Penske Ford won the pole on Friday afternoon at Michigan International Speedway with a time of 37.80 seconds at 190.471 mph.
Daniel Suarez will lead the field to green for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Quaker State 400 Saturday night after running the fastest qualifying lap at Kentucky Speedway and claiming the pole.