Dale Earnhardt Junior is the third Hendrick driver to earn a pole this season. Now maybe he can be the first to win a race.
Earnhardt ran a fast lap of 190.907 miles per hour at Texas Motor Speedway to earn the pole for the Samsung 500. It's his first pole in 22 races, since Pocono last August.
Starting beside Earnhardt's Number-88 Chevrolet on the front row will be Carl Edwards.
Kyle Busch will start third, followed by Ryan Newman and Jimmie Johnson. Points leader Jeff Burton qualified 35th.