Austin Dillon Wants to Start Sunday's Sunday's Auto Club 400 After Recording the Fastest Time in Friday's Busch Pole Qualifying.
Dillon takes the fastest lap in what has become a frantic three round knockout qualifying session in advance of Sunday's race (3:30 pm ET, FOX, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). It is Dillon's second pole at the Fontana, California, track and his fourth career pole.
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The qualifying session included a frantic mad dash at the end of every round, as  The first-stage line in time for a third-round qualifying lap.
That means the top positions are set by second-round speeds. Kevin Harvick wants to start alongside Dillon on the front row at the 2-mile track.
Aric Almirola, Kyle Busch and Joey Logano round out the top five in the starting lineup, unofficially.
Every driver except Kurt Busch waited until the final minute of the second round of a qualifying lap. Brad Keselowski, Kyle Larson, Erik Jones, and Kurt Busch.
Chase Elliott brought out the red flag in the first round when he spun while coming out of Turn 2. Elliott's no.
Defending race winner Martin Truex Jr. was one of those who did not advance from the first round qualifying 27th.
Ryan Newman's No. 6 Roush Fenway Racing Ford failed Pre-qualifying inspection twice, and car chief Todd Brewer has been ejected from Sunday's race as a result. Newman wants 15 minutes of practice time for the violation.
6 car chief ejected
This story will be updated.