Martin Truex Jr. gets the pole

Martin Truex Jr. will lead the Cup Series field to the green flag at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Sunday afternoon (2 p.m. ET on NBC).

Truex won the pole with a lap speed of 167.411 mph. This was Toyota’s 500th pole across the three national series and Truex’s 22nd career Cup pole. Toyota drivers have won pole position in seven of the eight playoff races.

“I didn’t think (the round) would last,” Truex told NBC Sports’ Dave Burns. “I thought we could have been a little better than everyone else. You never know here, with… worn tires is always a challenge and it’s easy to figure out where the balance of everyone involved will go. My guys just did a good job and it’s pretty cool to get so many poles for Toyota – and one, two, three at that.”

Bubba Wallace starts second with a lap speed of 167.115 mph. Tyler Reddick comes in third with a lap speed of 166.955 mph. Brad Keselowski (166.579 mph) and Kyle Larson (166.103 mph) round out the top five.

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Austin Dillon (165.894 mph), William Byron (165.853 mph), Ross Chastain (165.832 mph), Ty Gibbs (165.817 mph) and Ryan Blaney (165.675 mph) round out the top 10.

Denny Hamlin in 11th (167.984 mph), Christopher Bell in 13th (167.785 mph) and Chris Buescher in 17th (166.971 mph) are the playoff drivers starting outside the top 10.

Joey Logano will start from the back of the field. He crashed during practice on Saturday after losing control exiting Turn 2. He will switch to a replacement car.

The green flag for Sunday’s race is scheduled to wave at 2:36 p.m. ET on NBC. Pre-race coverage begins at 2 p.m. ET on NBC. The post-race show is on Peacock.

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