Ryan Blaney recovered from a spin in practice to win the pole for Sunday’s race at Circuit of the Americas.
The NASCAR season opens with the Daytona 500 on Sunday, where more than 120,000 spectators are expected to watch reigning Cup champion Kyle Larson lead the field to green.
Brad Keselowski celebrated a sweep of the Daytona duels as he debuts with his new team.
Jacques Villeneuve has qualified for the Daytona 500.
Jacques Villeneuve will attempt to make the Daytona 500 through qualifying next week.