KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Daniel Hemric captured the pole for Sunday's Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway with a time of 30.32 and 178.047 mph. This was Hemric's first career Cup Series pole.
It was announced by NASCAR after the Monster Energy Cup Series qualifying that the times of the Richard Childress Racing's No. 3 of Austin Dillon and the No. 8 of Daniel Hemric were disallowed due to having unapproved alternators.
Ryan Preece and Daniel Hemric were just short of becoming the first rookies to win since Joey Logano in 2009, but with Preece's third-place finish and Hemric's fifth-place finish, they did take advantage of Talladega's unpredictable nature.