Kevin Harvick will sit on the pole for Sunday night’s Oral-B USA 500 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway after finishing first in knockout qualifying on Friday night.
Harvick, who captured the first back-to-back poles of his career and sixth of the season, finished the final stage of qualifying in a time of 29.118, enough to hold off Brad Keselowski.
Keselowski, who came in at 29.170 seconds, will begin on the front row with Harvick.
Kyle Larson and Ryan Newman, who finished in third and fourth position, will begin the race on the second row.
Sprint Cup Series points leader Jeff Gordon will begin the race in ninth position.
His closest challenger, Dale Earnhardt Jr. will begin the race 20th.