Ty Gibbs Wins First Career Cup Pole for Charlotte's 600-Mile Event

CONCORD, NC – RIS – Ty Gibbs too his Toyota Camry to the pole position in qualifying for Sunday’s Coke 600. It was his first career Cup pole position and added to his earlier pole in the Xfinity race, it appears Joe Gibbs Toyotas are fast. The No. 54 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota soared to the top at 183.955 mph, holding off Hendrick Motorsports’ William Byron (183.580 mph) and JGR teammate Christopher Bell (183.461 mph).

“It’s really cool to get my first pole in the Coca Cola 600. I’m super excited,” said Gibbs, who had started second three times already this season. “I hope I can turn it into my first win tomorrow.”

Alex Bowman (182.624 mph), Ross Chastain (182.285 mph), Tyler Reddick (182.137 mph), Michael McDowell (181.886 mph) and Kyle Larson (181.702 mph) completed the top 10.
Byron was fastest in practice earlier.

Reddick will start from the rear of the field for Sunday’s race. The No. 45 crew made unapproved adjustments to the underwing of the Toyota after it went through tech. As a result, NASCAR ejected the team’s car chief. Reddick will also have to serve a pass-through penalty at the start of Sunday’s race.

Chris Buescher was unable to take a qualifying lap. He crashed during practice and will have to go to a backup car for Sunday’s race.

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Volume 2024, Issue 5, Posted 7:37 PM, 05.25.2024