Austin Dillon on another Nationwide Series pole

With a 50.298-second lap around Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway on Friday during qualifying for the Subway Firecracker 250 NASCAR Nationwide Series race to be held at the track later the same day, Austin Dillon added another pole to his tally. It’s Dillon’s sixth in the last seven races, but his first-career pole at Daytona.

Travis Pastrana qualified second to claim the other front row starting spot. Dillon’s younger brother and Camping World Truck Series regular, Ty Dillon, qualified third for his fifth Nationwide race of the season. Brian Scott and Sam Hornish Jr. rounded out the top-five in qualifying.

Dillon is one of four drivers racing for an extra $100,000 bonus on Friday night, with the other drivers being Elliott Sadler, Kyle Larson and Brian Vickers. Sadler was the only other among the four to qualify in the top-10, qualifying ninth. Larson qualified 13th and Vickers 18th.

Other drivers qualifying in the top-10 include Justin Allgaier in sixth, Kurt Busch in seventh, Travor Bayne eighth and Brad Sweet 10th.

Forty-one drivers made qualifying attempts for the 40 available spots on the starting grid. The one driver failing to get a spot in the race was Blake Koch.

Below, is the full starting grid:


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