Corey Heim established himself as the early favorite to pick up the victory in the Myrtle Beach 400 by being the only driver to break inside the 19-second bracket during qualifying on Sunday afternoon.

Heim showed speed during the morning practice session with his time of 20.339 putting him sixth among the 51 cars that turned a lap, but he easily picked up the pace by the time group qualifying started and secured the pole despite a late charge from Sam Yarbrough, who qualified second by running 20 seconds flat.

Heim made a late charge for the win during last year’s running of the Myrtle Beach 400, but he was unable to run down Chad McCumbee for the victory, and will have his teammate lined up beside him on the front row in Yarbrough, who is searching for his second victory in the event.

Timothy Peters will line up in the third position, while Will Burns and Connor Mosack completed the top five. Josh Berry, who won the Myrtle Beach 400 in 2017, locked himself into the main event and will start in 11th.

LMSC Qualifying Results: (Top 16 locked in)

1. 78 Corey Heim- 19.974
2. 95 Sam Yarbrough- 20.000
3. 12p Timothy Peters- 20.099
4. 41 Will Burns- 20.100
5. 5 Connor Mosack- 20.117
6. 18y Jason York- 20.154
7. 17b Bryant Barnhill- 20.188
8. 27 Tommy Lemons Jr.- 20.190
9. 20 Chad McCumbee- 20.192
10. 12s Sammy Smith- 20.198
11. 88 Josh Berry- 20.203
12. 5 Michael Faulk- 20.224
13. 94 Jamie Weatherford- 20.249
14. 6 BJ Mackey- 20.251
15. 41w Woody Howard- 20.251
16. 54 Jeff Fultz- 20.254
17. 44 Justin Johnson- 20.255
18. 51 Matt Cox- 20.261
19. 07 Bradley McCaskill- 20.280
20. 03 Brenden Queen- 20.292
21. 2 Matt Leicht- 20.303
22. 26 Peyton Sellers- 20.305
23. 16 Matt Linker- 20.336
24. 15 Ryan Millington- 20.336
25. 44 TJ Barron- 20.338
26. 06 Davin Scites- 20.348
27. 83 Jeremy McDowell- 20.363
28. 25L Kevin Leicht- 20.370
29. 22 Justin Milliken- 20.371
30. 00 Shane Lee- 20.372
31. 55v Brian Vause- 20.380
32. 12 Austin McDaniel- 20.397
33. 77 Connor Hall- 20.403
34. 25 Zack St. Onge- 20.405
35. 41 Jamey Caudill- 20.414
36. 11 Lucas Williams- 20.428
37. 70 Stuart Ricks- 20.432
38. 2 Myatt Snider- 20.458
39. 63 Chris Throckmorton- 20.463
40. 21 Jimmy Wallace- 20.466
41. 12 Blaise Brinkley- 20.477
42. 61 Justin Hicks- 20.487
43. 99 Austin Somero- 20.502
44. 18r David Roberts- 20.509
45. 32 Randy Porter- 20.517
46. 10 Robert Powell- 20.533
47. 41 Davey Callihan- 20.545
48. 07 Clint King- 20.545
49. 8 Bob Saville- 20.620
50. 2 Gracie Trotter- 20.645
51. 46 Ronnie Bassett Jr.- 20.692
52. 95 Jacob Heafner- 20.735