Erik Jones Wins MENC Poll at Bristol
BRISTOL, TN - Erik Jones won his first career pole in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at Bristol Motor Speedway on Friday. The rookie turned a lap at 128.082 mph around the high-banked bullring to take the top starting spot for Saturday night's race. Jones, who drives for Furniture Row Racing, bumped Kyle Larson from the pole.
Larson qualified second at 128.057 to continue his hot streak. He won Sunday at Michigan — where he beat Furniture Row teammates Jones and Martin Truex Jr. on the final restart for his third victory of the year.
Kasey Kahne qualified third and was followed by Hendrick Motorsports teammate Chase Elliott.
Matt Kenseth was fifth, followed by Truex and Denny Hamlin as Toyota drivers took four of the top seven spots.
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