WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Denny Hamlin will start on the pole for today’s Cup race at Watkins Glen International (3 p.m. ET on NBC) after his car passed inspection Sunday morning.
NASCAR impounded cars after qualifying Saturday night and held inspection Sunday morning.
Only the cars of Kurt Busch and Paul Menard failed inspection and had their qualifying time disallowed. Menard was to have started 14th. Busch was to have started 21st. Busch will start 36th and Menard will start 37th.
Hamlin will be joined on the front row by Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch.