Kyle Busch will lead NASCAR’s title contenders at the start of Sunday’s championship finale, but he’ll have his teammate trying to spoil the show.
Busch was the highest qualifying driver of the four championship contenders at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Denny Hamlin won the pole for Joe Gibbs Racing, and his teammate Busch qualified second for an all-Toyota front row.
Martin Truex Jr., the reigning series champion, qualified third in his final race with Furniture Row Racing. The team is closing after the finale because of a loss of sponsorship.
Joey Logano qualified fifth for Team Penske and Kevin Harvick was 12th, lowest of the title contenders.
Hamlin announced earlier Friday he and crew chief Mike Wheeler are parting ways at the end of this season. Hamlin has one final chance Sunday to extend his streak of winning at least one race every year of his career.
Source: The Associated Press