Denny Hamlin set a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Martinsville Speedway track record in his Gen-6 Toyota Camry on Friday, winning the Coors Light Pole and picking the first pit stall around toward Turn 2.
Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup points leader Jimmie Johnson, who is the active wins leader at the track with eight, qualified second in his Chevrolet SS. He chose the No. 11 stall with an opening in front of him.
Kyle Busch, Hamlin's Joe Gibbs Racing teammate running third in the Chase, qualified third and selected the No. 16 stall, five boxes off of the start/finish line toward the Turn 2 side. Matt Kenseth, the third JGR car sitting second in the Chase, selected the 10th stall with an opening behind him.
Clint Bowyer qualified fifth and chose the remaining stall with an opening in front, No. 34.
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