Without question, Chip Ganassi Racing has stolen the show this weekend, with Kyle Larson qualifying on the pole and teammate Jamie McMurray on the outside of him on Row 1. These two have been fast all weekend — actually they’ve been fast all year — and are the two clear favorites on Sunday.
Larson leads the series points and his confidence is sky high, having already posted double-digit wins this season between the NASCAR Monster Energy and XFINITY Series, as well as his beloved sprint cars. At this point, it would be foolish to bet against him.
But if the CGR Chevy drivers falter, the Toyotas of Martin Truex Jr. and Kyle Busch, the respective third and fourth qualifiers, could be there to pounce.
And Sunday afternoon, the talking will stop and the racing will start, and not a moment too soon.
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