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Denny Hamlin Scores Sonoma Cup Pole

Denny Hamlin turned the quickest lap in the NASCAR Cup Series at Sonoma Raceway, his second pole of the season and his first career pole at the Wine Country road course.

Hamlin had to outpace road course aficionado Tyler Reddick to do so, turning in a top speed of 92.178 mph.

Reddick was just a tick off of Hamlin’s pace, with a speed of 92.068 mph.

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Hamlin hasn’t won on a road course since 2016.

Michael McDowell put down a strong lap and will roll off third, followed by Christopher Bell and AJ Allmendinger rounding out the top five.

Ty Gibbs, Chris Buescher, former Sonoma winner Martin Truex Jr., last year’s winner Daniel Suarez and a returning Chase Elliott complete the top 10.

With 36 cars entered, none failed to qualify.

Sonoma Cup Lineup

Coverage for the Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma will begin on Sunday (June 11) at 3:30 p.m. ET on FOX, Sirius XM NASCAR Radio and PRN.

About the author

Garrett joined Frontstretch as a news writer in 2023, and became a fantasy racing and betting writer in 2024. Hailing from the heart of coal country in southern West Virginia,  he's a married father of three and currently enrolled in the Physical Therapy Assistant Program at New River Community Technical College in Beaver, WV. He has been a racing fan since 1998, primarily watching NASCAR, but branching out to F1 and IndyCar as his love for motorsports has grown.

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