Kyle Larson was second quick in knockout qualifying at Darlington Raceway today for Sunday’s Bojangles’ Southern 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) race, Round 25 on the 2018 tour. Larson posted a lap speed of 173.411mph in his No. 42 DC Solar Camaro ZL1 to earn the outside front row starting position on the 1.366-mile track nicknamed ‘The Lady in Black’.
Four other Team Chevy drivers qualified in the Top 12 with fast speeds: Alex Bowman, No. 88 LLumar Camaro ZL1 was 4TH, Ryan Newman, No. 31 Caterpillar Camaro ZL1 will start 6th, William Byron, No. 24 AXALTA Throwback Camaro rolls off 10th, and Chase Elliott starts 11th in his No. 9 NAPA Throwback Camaro XL1.
Denny Hamlin (Toyota) earned the pole, Martin Truex, Jr. (Toyota) was third and Kyle Busch (Toyota) rounded out the top five qualifiers.
The Bojangles Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway is scheduled to begin on Sunday evening September 2 at 6:00 p.m. Live coverage can be found on NBC, MRN, and Sirius XM NASCAR Radio Channel 90.
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