Blake Koch earned his first career NASCAR Xfinity pole in 190 starts Saturday for the Sparks Energy 300 at Talladega Superspeedway.
Koch earned the pole with a lap of 183.490 mph in the final round of qualifying. Kasey Kahne will start second in a JR Motorsports car after a lap of 183.112 mph.
The race is scheduled to take the green flag at 1:19 p.m. ET today.