Busch scores 43rd NASCAR Cup Series pole for SHR in the 1000Bulbs.com 500 at Talladega Superspeedway (48.906 seconds at 195.804 mph). It is Busch’s 27th career Cup Series pole, his first in a restrictor-plate race and his fifth of the season.

Busch led a 1-2-3-4 qualifying performance for SHR, as Bowyer, Harvick and Almirola qualified right behind him. It was the first time SHR qualified all of its teams 1-2-3-4 and the first time in NASCAR history where a four-car organization qualified 1-2-3-4.