Dale Earnhardt Jr. says other drivers shouldn't be surprised either if the final laps of the Food City 500 turn a bit wild.
Six Chevrolet SS race cars qualify in top 15 starting spots.
Stewart and Co. head to Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway, a .533-mile, high-banked, concrete bullring where racing has been compared to flying fighter jets in a gymnasium.
In 18 starts in NASCAR's premier series at Bristol, Busch has compiled five wins, eight top fives, 12 top 10s and 1,431 laps led.
Denny Hamlin got around the .533-mile banked oval in 14.761 seconds, 129.991 mph to earn the 18th pole of his career.
Both drivers say they're trying to put the past in their rear view mirrors, but that's easier said than done.
What can we expect out of Clint Bowyer at Bristol?
Driver believes set-up changes will produce more parity, better show