AVONDALE, Ariz. — Kyle Larson won the pole for the NASCAR Cup Series championship race at Phoenix Raceway.
Larson’s No. 5 Chevrolet failed inspection twice but he easily recovered and went 137.877 mph Saturday at Phoenix Raceway.
Elliott starts second in the No. 9 Chevy.
Joe Gibbs Racing championship drivers Denny Hamlin starts sixth and Martin Truex Jr. is 12th.
The championship race is on WCNC Charlotte at 3 p.m., Sunday.