Juan Pablo Montoya has turned a lap of 176.043 mph to win the pole at Pocono Raceway.
Denny Hamlin and Paul Menard qualified second and third Saturday. Kasey Kahne and Marcos Ambrose round out the top five.
Montoya won his first pole since April 2011 in Richmond, Va.
Points leader Dale Earnhardt Jr. starts eighth.
The pole is a bright spot for the slumping Montoya this season. He's winless and has yet to even drive to a top-five finish. Montoya hasn't won a race in two years.
Kansas native Clint Bowyer don't have a great lap qualifying, but he said after qualifying he has a good car for the race.
"I got a little loose off of turn one and that really hurt our lap," said Bowyer. " The 5-hour ENERGY Toyota is a good car and we'll be fine for tomorrow. We have smart guys and they'll make the right adjustments and get it figured out. It's a long race and we'll be good tomorrow."Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times