Dillon takes another Nationwide pole

Austin Dillon got the No. 3 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet around Daytona International Speedway in 50.750 seconds during qualifying on Friday afternoon to claim the pole for Friday night’s Subway Jalapeno 250 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at the track. The pole is Dillon’s second-straight in Nationwide competition and his third in the last four race weekends.

When the green flag waves Friday night, Dillon will be joined on the front row by Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

JR Motorsports teammates Cole Whitt and Danica Patrick qualified third and fourth to claim both second row spots for car owner Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Kevin Harvick qualified fifth, Kurt Busch sixth, Brad Keselowski seventh, Mike Wallace eighth, and Joey Logano ninth. The fastest nine in qualifying all posted lap times under 41 seconds.

Brian Scott rounded out the top-10.

Scott, after going out 14th, held the provisional pole through 14 cars before being knocked from the top spot by Mike Wallace, who was replaced atop the scoring pylon by Dillon.

At one point during qualifying, Richard Childress Racing had possession of both provisional front row spots, with Harvick spending some time right behind teammate Dillon in second.

But Harvick was replaced in provisional second by Patrick, who was knocked from second by her teammate, Whitt. Stenhouse, who was the final driver to make a qualifying lap, ultimately ended up with runner-up honors.

Below, is the full rundown of the starting lineup for the Subway Jalapeno 250, set to take the green flag shortly after 7:30 p.m. ET on Friday. The race can be seen live on ESPN, with prerace coverage starting at 7 p.m. ET.


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