Busch scores 24th NASCAR Cup Series pole for SHR in the Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California (38.889 seconds at 185.142 mph). It is Busch’s 17th career Cup Series pole and his series-leading fourth at Fontana.

Harvick qualifies second to give SHR a sweep of the front row. The last time SHR qualified 1-2 was July 15, 2011 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Newman won the pole while Stewart qualified second.