William Byron wins Cup pole at Pocono

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William Byron scored his second consecutive pole, topping the field for Sunday’s Cup race at Pocono Raceway.

Byron won the pole with a lap of 173.494 mph.

It is Byron’s third pole of the season and his career. He’s started on the front row in three of the past four points races. This is the sixth time he’s started on the front row this season.

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Byron was followed by Kyle Busch (172.629 mph), Clint Bowyer (172.520), Erik Jones (172.410) and Brad Keselowski (172.374). This is Busch’s best start of the season.

Denny Hamlin (171.939) will start sixth and is followed by Kyle Larson (171.890), Jimmie Johnson (171.857), Daniel Suarez (171.690) and Austin Dillon (171.661).

JJ Yeley spun during his lap. That was the only incident in the session.