In the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) qualifying session at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Kurt Busch – with a lap speed of 191.582 MPH – paced the field Friday in the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 qualifying.
Jamie McMurray, was second fastest with a lap speed of 191.582 MPH, and he was followed by, Trevor Bayne (189.987 MPH) who was third, Ryan Newman (189.961) fourth and Ricky Stenhouse Jr (189.863) was fifth.
Rounding out the top-10 fastest drivers in the qualifying were Kevin Harvick (189.779 MPH) who was sixth, Carl Edwards (189.766) and Austin Dillon (189.681) were seventh and eighth fastest respectively, Martin Truex Jr (189.364) ninth and ROTY contenders Brian Scott (188.591) posting the 10th-fastest lap speed.
“Happy Hour” (final) practice will be held on Saturday from 11:30 a.m. – 12:50 p.m. (ET) and televised on FOX Sports 1.
The 57th annual Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 is scheduled to get started around 1:20 p.m. (ET) Sunday afternoon, and television coverage of the race will be provided by FOX Sports 1.
Kyle Busch’s qualifying time has been disallowed, which took him off of the pole. NASCAR says rear toe was off on Kyle Busch car. NASCAR says no other penalties are expected other than Kyle Busch going to the rear of the field on Sunday
|Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 Qualifying Results|
|Pos.||Car #||Driver||Round 1||Round 2||Round 3||Gap|
|5||17||Ricky Stenhouse Jr||29.130||29.086||29.200||-0.015|
|9||78||Martin Truex Jr.||29.044||29.022||29.277||-0.049|
|10||44||Brian Scott #||29.025||29.096||29.397||-0.120|
|16||88||Dale Earnhardt Jr||29.195||29.207||Eliminated||-0.051|
|18||14||Ty Dillon (i)||29.153||29.312||Eliminated||-0.001|
|23||21||Ryan Blaney #||29.215||29.576||Eliminated||-0.186|
|24||24||Chase Elliott #||29.273||Eliminated||0.303|
|31||34||Chris Bueshcher #||29.628||Eliminated||-0.043|
|38||32||Jeffrey Earnhardt #||30.669||Eliminated||-0.509|
|39||18||Kyle Busch||Times Disallowed||-30.669|
# – Rookie
(i) Ineligible for Driver Points in this Series