LONG POND, Pa. (AP) - 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 Paul Menard 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.

Recent NASCAR Discussions

NASCAR Odds

Driver Odds
Odds to Win the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup 2017 Championship
Jimmie Johnson #48 +500
Kyle Busch #18 +700
Joey Logano #22 +700
Kevin Harvick #4 +700
Martin Truex, Jr. #78 +750

Nascar Top Stories

Thumbnail NASCAR All-Star Race Picks The NASCAR All-Star Race will be held later tonight. Here are some drivers we think can come away with the win in this exhibition.
Thumbnail North Education Lottery 200 Odds The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series drives under the lights on Friday night for the North Carolina Education Lottery 200. Here is a look at the odds to win the...
Thumbnail NASCAR All-Star Race Odds The NASCAR Monster Energy Series hosts its annual midseason exhibition race this weekend with the NASCAR All-Star Race. Here is a...
Thumbnail Go Bowling 400 Predictions The green flag for the Go Bowling 400 will be waved later tonight. Here is a look at the drivers we like to contend for the NASCAR victory...
Thumbnail Toyota Tundra 250 Picks The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series gets the busy racing weekend started with the Toyota Tundra 250 taking place...