Denny Hamlin‘s grip on road course qualifying in 2023 continued at Watkins Glen, as the Joe Gibbs Racing driver topped the charts for his fourth NASCAR Cup Series pole of the season.
The 2016 Watkins Glen winner bested the field with a speed of 125.298 mph. In addition to a pole at Talladega Superspeedway earlier this season, Hamlin won the pole at both Sonoma Raceway and the Chicago street course.
Joining Hamlin on the front row will be William Byron, who laid down a speed of 124.961.
The penultimate race of the regular season kicks off on Sunday, Aug. 20 at 3 p.m. ET on the USA Network.
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