Cole Custer will start first in today’s Xfinity Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (4 p.m. ET on NBCSN).
Custer claimed his fifth pole of the year with a speed of 130.528 mph around the 1-mile track.
He topped Christopher Bell, who qualified second with a speed of 130.189 mph.
“It’s huge, I didn’t know if it was going to be a pole lap, honestly,” Custer told NBCSN. “I thought I could have hit it a little bit better. … This is the best car I’ve had at New Hampshire in a long time.”
It’s the ninth time Custer has started on the front row this year.
Tyler Reddick qualified 11th, his worst starting position in the last 15 races.