Ross Chastain takes his first career pole position

LEBANON, Tenn. — Ross Chastain scored his first career Cup pole and the first pole for Trackhouse Racing on Saturday at Nashville Superspeedway.

Chastain took pole with a lap of 160.687 mph.

“It’s a day I will never forget,” Chastain said.

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Chastain Trackhouse Racing team-mate Daniel Suarez saw his pole hopes dashed when he wrecked at Turn 4 in the final qualifying round. Chastain’s pole was secured when Bubba Wallace, the last driver of the final lap, left Turn 4. Earlier in qualifying, Corey LaJoie also hit the wall in Turn 4. Kyle Busch left Turn 4 during Friday practice.

Tyler Reddick qualified second after a 159.573 mph lap. He was followed by Justin Haley (159.557 mph), Joey Logano (159.515) and William Byron (159.398).

Haley’s starting spot is her career best in the Cup. His previous best starting point was sixth at the Bristol Dirt race in 2022.

Martin Truex Jr., who won at Sonoma in the last Cup race, qualified sixth. Chase Elliott, who won this race last year, qualified 14th.

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