Unfortunately, the No. 16 3M Window Film Fusion blew an engine in practice so Biffle will drop to the back of the field, as will third-place Brad Keselowski. The Blue Deuce didn't blow an engine but the No. 2 team made the change just to be on the safe side since the two-mile track keeps RPMs high for almost the whole 400 miles.
Kyle Busch, who earned fourth position but will start the race beside teammate Hamlin, holds the track record from 2005 with a 38.248 at 188.245 mph. Matt Kenseth put the third JGR car up front with his fifth-place effort and will start behind Hamlin.
Only 43 cars attempted to qualify, so there were no DNQs.
Hamlin earned the 13th pole of his nine-year Cup career, his third at Fontana. He'll be making his fourth top-ten start of the season.
The highest qualifying rookie was Ricky Stenhouse Jr. in 31st.
|7||Martin Truex Jr.|
|12||Juan Pablo Montoya|
|15||Dale Earnhardt Jr.|
|31||Ricky Stenhouse Jr. #|
|39||Timmy Hill #|
|40||Danica Patrick #|