Greg Pursley will start the NASCAR Toyota All Star Showdown in second and on the front row with pole winner Derek Thorn. Pursley won the pole for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West race at Irwindale in July. His team brought the same car to the Showdown. It is the same car that won the pole for the West Series race at Montana Raceway Park. Pursley has won two West Series poles in the car, but the car has yet to finish a race. Pursley turned a lap at 18.405 seconds around the track in qualifying for the Showdown.