AJ Allmendinger swept the poles for the road courses this season after collecting the pole Saturday at Watkins Glen International.
Allmendinger, the defending race winner at Watkins Glen, won the pole with a speed of 127.839 mph. The pole is the fourth of Allmendinger’s career. His most recent pole came at Sonoma in June.
Martin Truex Jr. starts second to match his best start of the season with a lap of 127.569 mph. Tony Stewart starts third – his best starting spot of the season – after a lap of 127.481 mph.
Justin Allgaier starts a season-best 12th. T.J. Bell was the only driver who failed to make the race.