Montoya traveled a lap in 128.639 miles per hour. It was the seventh pole of his Sprint Cup career.
Regan Smith was second fastest at 128.382 mph, the best qualifying effort he has ever had on the Sprint Cup circuit.
Edwards leads the season-long points race by five over Jimmie Johnson, who qualified 30th. Dale Earnhardt Jr., who had the fastest times during the practice session, qualified 24th.
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