Tyler Reddick Earns First Career Pole in COTA Qualifying

Tyler Reddick topped the leaderboard in Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series qualifying at Circuit of The Americas, earning the Busch Pole at 92.363 mph in the No. 8 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet.

Right behind him was Kyle Larson in the No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet at 92.293 mph.

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Rounding out the top five were Austin Cindric in the No. 33 Team Penske Ford, Saturday’s Xfinity Series winner Kyle Busch in the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota and William Byron in the No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet. AJ Allmendinger, who led the first round of qualifying, will start seventh in the No. 16 Kaulig Racing Chevrolet.

Series points leader Denny Hamlin was 19th fastest with a speed of 90.579 mph in the No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota. He reported some power steering issues during his Round 1 lap, necessitating his crew to work on his car during the session. He’ll start right behind a pair of Toyota teammates in Martin Truex Jr. and Bubba Wallace, in 17th and 18th, respectively.

Reddick will lead the field to green Sunday afternoon in the EchoPark Texas Grand Prix at 2:30 p.m. ET (FS1, PRN, Sirius XM NASCAR Radio).