The pole also comes in Byron's first race with new crew chief Chad Knaus, who led Jimmie Johnson to his first career pole when they took the top spot for the 2002 Daytona 500.
"The Fords win in numbers and they're just as strong", Busch said.
The most frustrating thing about watching The Clash at Daytona on Sunday was that after just one single lap, without fail, the entire field would move against the wall and form a single-file train. Of the 20 drivers who started the race, 11 finished it and nine finished it on the lead lap.
Soon after the conclusion of the 2018 season, the race team announced plans to enter its No. 97 in all Cup Series races in 2019 with Berryhill as driver.
"And now we put them in victory lane", Burton said.
"I'm not really sure, I have to see a replay".
The 43-year-old Johnson tweeted "I'm far from done" in the offseason, and with a risky move in the rain, he showed there's plenty left. I got below him before he blocked it, and then I think he came down a little bit to defend and block. Builds confidence for myself and the team, and hopefully we can get it done again next weekend. No secret we didn't have the year we wanted last year, so coming out of the gate, no matter what happens, we get to celebrate this for a week.
The coveted starting spot hasn't meant much for NASCAR's season opener over the last two decades, though. "It's not a points race but it's a good start".
"This group of Ally team members...have been working so hard and we're off to a good start", Johnson said. Both Menard and Johnson slightly drifted toward each other, resulting in contact and initiating the "Big One". The final tally included three victories for Elliott and no drivers in the championship-deciding finale for the second consecutive year.
"You know, points races are different, but we'll take this".
For at least one day or maybe even a week, the moves are paying off.
"I lost my voice I was screaming and yelling for a long time".
New Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series team Obaika Racing made a 2019 sponsor announcement on February 6 at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, N.C., and still seemed prepared to contest the entire 2019 Cup Series schedule.
Richard Childress Racing's Austin Dillon, Hendrick Motorsports' Chase Elliott, Stewart-Haas Racing's Aric Almirola, Roush Fenway Racing's Ryan Newman and Stewart-Haas Racing's Daniel Suarez rounded out the top 10 by finishing in sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth and 10th place in their #3 Chevrolet, #9 Chevrolet, #10 Ford, #6 Ford and #41 Ford, respectively. "I can't believe it".