BRISTOL, Tenn. – The driver who finished second to a dominant Sam Mayer in April at Bristol Motor Speedway will start from the pole in his quest to dethrone Mayer on Thursday evening.
Chase Cabre garnered the top starting spot for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Bush’s Beans 150 at the .533-mile concrete oval, posting a time of 15.219 seconds (126.079 mph) in his No. 4 Max Siegel Inc. Toyota during group qualifying.
Cabre’s lap was more than a tenth of a second quicker than Mayer, a confidence booster for the Florida native and Drive 4 Diversity class member as he seeks his third K&N East victory of the season.
“That was a good lap for us, and we definitely needed that run,” said Cabre. “That’s the easy part done. Now we just have to go out and find a way to stay in front of that (No.) 21 (of Mayer) over 150 laps in the race.
“This place is a lot of fun and we came close here in the spring. We want to seal the deal this time.”
Mayer will join Cabre on the front row after touring the Bristol high banks in 15.330 seconds (125.166 mph) with his GMS Racing-prepared No. 21 Chevy Accessories Chevrolet.
The 16-year-old Wisconsin teenager hopes to extend his point lead with a season sweep at The Last Great Coliseum. He led all 150 laps back in April for his maiden K&N East triumph.
Spencer Davis rolls off third (15.389/124.686 mph) for Rette Jones Racing, with Mason Diaz and Max McLaughlin filling out the top five starters.
Ty Gibbs starts seventh in a DGR-Crosley Toyota, while his teammates Tanner Gray and Hailie Deegan line up eighth and 11th, respectively.
The Bush’s Beans 150 is scheduled for a 6:15 p.m. ET start, with live coverage on FansChoice.tv.
QUALIFYING RESULTS: NASCAR K&N Pro Series East; Bristol Motor Speedway; Aug. 15, 2019
- #4 – Chase Cabre, 15.219 seconds (126.079 mph)
- #21 – Sam Mayer, 15.330 seconds (125.166 mph)
- #30 – Spencer Davis, 15.389 seconds (124.686 mph)
- #24 – Mason Diaz, 15.405 seconds (124.557 mph)
- #1 – Max McLaughlin, 15.443 seconds (124.250 mph)
- #6 – Ruben Garcia Jr., 15.465 seconds (124.074 mph)
- #17 – Ty Gibbs, 15.467 seconds (124.058 mph)
- #15 – Tanner Gray, 15.512 seconds (123.698 mph)
- #18 – Colin Garrett, 15.597 seconds (123.024 mph)
- #74 – Brandon McReynolds, 15.616 seconds (122.874 mph)
- #54 – Hailie Deegan, 15.715 seconds (122.100 mph)
- #09 – Jett Noland, 15.729 seconds (121.991 mph)
- #22 – Joe Graf Jr., 16.046 seconds (119.581 mph)
- #91 – Justin Carroll, 16.128 seconds (118.973 mph)
- #14 – Austin Reed, 16.150 seconds (118.811 mph)
- #87 – Chuck Buchanan Jr., NT (0.000 mph)