Kyle Larson continued his dominant season in the NASCAR Cup Series by winning the pole position for the race at the Bristol Dirt Track on Sunday. Larson secured the top spot on the starting grid by winning his heat race earlier in the day.
The race at Bristol was the first Cup Series event to be held on a dirt track in more than 50 years, and it provided a unique challenge for drivers who were not accustomed to racing on the surface.
Despite the challenging conditions, Larson was able to navigate the track with ease, winning his heat race by a comfortable margin and earning the pole position for the main event.
“I’m really happy with how our car drove today,” Larson said in a post-race interview. “The track was really challenging, but we were able to find a good setup and execute when it mattered.”
Larson’s pole position is just the latest in a string of impressive performances for the driver this season. He has already claimed five wins and six poles through the first eight races of the season, establishing himself as one of the top contenders for the Cup Series championship.
Larson will be joined on the front row by Christopher Bell, who also won his heat race earlier in the day. Other notable drivers in the starting lineup include Martin Truex Jr., Denny Hamlin, and Kevin Harvick.
As the race gets underway, fans can expect to see some intense battles for position as drivers adjust to the unique challenges presented by the dirt surface. With Larson starting from the pole position, he will have a clear advantage over the rest of the field, but anything can happen in a race as unpredictable as this one.