Kevin Harvick dominated qualifying for the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis, taking his fourth NASCAR Sprint Cup pole position of the 2014 season.
The Stewart-Haas Chevrolet driver topped the timesheets in all three sections of qualifying, establishing an early benchmark of 47.753 seconds in the final segment that would stand for the duration.
The only other man able to break the 48s barrier was current points leader Jeff Gordon, who will start alongside Harvick on an all-Chevrolet front row after denying Brad Keselowski, winner of the previous round at New Hampshire, in the closing stages of the session.
Last year's Indianapolis winner Ryan Newman lines up in fourth place, ahead of top Toyota driver Brian Vickers, then Harvick's team-mates Tony Stewart and Kurt Busch.
Juan Pablo Montoya qualified eighth for only his second NASCAR appearance of the year.
Reigning champion Jimmie Johnson will start back on row six alongside Kyle Busch, with Matt Kenseth, Danica Patrick and Kyle Larson all just behind having narrowly missed the Q3 cut-off.
Title contender Dale Earnhardt Jr struggled during the second session and will start down in 23rd, four places ahead of Denny Hamlin, who was the biggest name of those eliminated in the opening segment.
Pos Driver Team/Car Time Gap 1. Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Chevrolet 47.753s 2. Jeff Gordon Hendrick Chevrolet 47.931s +0.178s 3. Brad Keselowski Penske Ford 48.156s +0.403s 4. Ryan Newman Childress Chevrolet 48.189s +0.436s 5. Brian Vickers Waltrip Toyota 48.269s +0.516s 6. Tony Stewart Stewart-Haas Chevrolet 48.337s +0.584s 7. Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Chevrolet 48.402s +0.649s 8. Juan Pablo Montoya Penske Ford 48.407s +0.654s 9. Joey Logano Penske Ford 48.432s +0.679s 10. Kasey Kahne Hendrick Chevrolet 48.464s +0.711s 11. Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Chevrolet 48.526s +0.773s 12. Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Toyota 48.651s +0.898s 13. Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Toyota 48.441s Q2 14. Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Chevrolet 48.526s Q2 15. Kyle Larson Ganassi Chevrolet 48.582s Q2 16. Clint Bowyer Waltrip Toyota 48.615s Q2 17. Austin Dillon Childress Chevrolet 48.636s Q2 18. Carl Edwards Roush Fenway Ford 48.651s Q2 19. Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Ford 48.675s Q2 20. Trevor Bayne Wood Brothers Ford 48.683s Q2 21. Ricky Stenhouse Jr Roush Fenway Ford 48.717s Q2 22. Marcos Ambrose Petty Ford 48.800s Q2 23. Dale Earnhardt Jr Hendrick Chevrolet 48.943s Q2 24. Jamie McMurray Ganassi Chevrolet 49.017s Q2 25. Martin Truex Jr Furniture Row Chevrolet 48.794s Q1 26. Casey Mears Germain Chevrolet 48.986s Q1 27. Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Toyota 48.995s Q1 28. Michael McDowell Leavine Ford 49.029s Q1 29. Paul Menard Childress Chevrolet 49.036s Q1 30. Josh Wise Parsons Chevrolet 49.216s Q1 31. Justin Allgaier HScott Chevrolet 49.273s Q1 32. Ryan Truex BK Toyota 49.295s Q1 33. Michael Annett Baldwin Chevrolet 49.384s Q1 34. David Gilliland Front Row Ford 49.431s Q1 35. Alex Bowman BK Toyota 49.487s Q1 36. AJ Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Chevrolet 49.501s Q1 37. Landon Cassill Hillman Chevrolet 49.511s Q1 38. David Ragan Front Row Ford 49.557s Q1 39. Cole Whitt BK Toyota 49.579s Q1 40. Travis Kvapil FAS Lane Ford 49.594s Q1 41. Aric Almirola Petty Ford 49.816s Q1 42. Bobby Labonte Baldwin Chevrolet 49.852s Q1 43. Reed Sorensen Baldwin Chevrolet 49.938s Q1 Did not qualify: Brett Moffitt Robinson Toyota 49.632s David Stremme Circle Sport Chevrolet 50.126s Matt Crafton RAB Toyota 50.542s