Ty Dillon On Pole For Daytona Xfinity Race

Ty Dillon
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Ty Dillon scored his first-career Daytona pole in Saturday's qualifying for the season-opening Powershares QQQ 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Daytona International Speedway.

Dillon covered the 2.5-mile distance in 49.493 seconds (181.844 mph) to beat out Daniel Suarez to collect his fourth career pole in his 78th series start.

Suarez's lap of 181.408 mph put him in the outside pole, while 1991 series champion Bobby Labonte qualified third in his first Xfinity Series race since 2008 with a lap of 181.006 mph. 2013 series champ Austin Dillon (180.934) qualified fourth, followed by rookie Erik Jones (180.828) in fifth.

Eight drivers failed to qualify for the field for Saturday's race, including 1990 Daytona 500 winner Derrike Cope, Stanton Barrett and Mike Harmon, who went 0-2 for the weekend after failing to qualifying for Friday's truck series race.

Qualifying Results

Pos. # Driver Make Sponsor Speed Time Behind
1 3 Ty Dillon Chevy Bass Pro Shops 181.844 49.493 Leader
2 19 Daniel Suarez Toyota Arris 181.408 49.612 –0.119
3 18 Bobby Labonte Toyota NOS Energy Drink 181.006 49.722 –0.229
4 2 Austin Dillon Chevy Rheem 180.934 49.742 –0.249
5 20 Erik Jones Toyota Resers 180.828 49.771 –0.278
6 62 Brendan Gaughan Chevy South Point 180.491 49.864 –0.371
7 33 Brandon Jones Chevy Barrett-Jackson 180.473 49.869 –0.376
8 22 Joey Logano Ford Discount Tire 179.982 50.005 –0.512
9 11 Blake Koch Chevy LeafFilter Gutter Protection 179.870 50.036 –0.543
10 1 Elliott Sadler Chevy OneMain 179.773 50.063 –0.570
11 16 Ryan Reed Ford Lilly Diabetes 179.122 50.245 –0.752
12 6 Darrell Wallace Jr Ford Selfeo Ford Mustang 179.058 50.263 –0.770
13 48 Brennan Poole Chevy DC Solar 179.673 50.091 –0.598
14 05 John Wes Townley Chevy Florida Lottery 179.401 50.167 –0.674
15 5 Kasey Kahne Chevy Hellmann's 179.365 50.177 –0.684
16 7 Justin Allgaier Chevy Brandt 179.336 50.185 –0.692
17 42 Kyle Larson Chevy ENEOS 179.179 50.229 –0.736
18 28 Dakoda Armstrong Toyota Winfield Be Greater 179.169 50.232 –0.739
19 88 Chase Elliott Chevy Taxslayer.com 178.905 50.306 –0.813
20 24 Matt Tifft Toyota Clinical RM 178.884 50.312 –0.819
21 43 Jeb Burton Ford J Streicher 178.838 50.325 –0.832
22 14 Benny Gordon Toyota VSI Racing 178.756 50.348 –0.855
23 44 David Starr Toyota Zachry 178.628 50.384 –0.891
24 98 Aric Almirola Ford Fresh From Florida 178.579 50.398 –0.905
25 39 Ryan Sieg Chevy RSS Racing 178.437 50.438 –0.945
26 89 Morgan Shepherd Chevy TBD 178.356 50.461 –0.968
27 85 Bobby Gerhart Chevy Lucas Oil 177.536 50.694 –1.201
28 87 Joe Nemechek Chevy D.A.B. Constructors, Inc 177.399 50.733 –1.240
29 46 Anthony Kumpen Chevy Nexteer Automotive 177.350 50.747 –1.254
30 93 Scott Lagasse Jr Chevy Alert Today 177.329 50.753 –1.260
31 01 Ryan Preece Chevy Uptick Vineyards 177.322 50.755 –1.262
32 07 Ray Black Jr Chevy ScubaLife 177.267 50.771 –1.278
33 0 Eric McClure Chevy Reynolds Wrap 177.246 50.777 –1.284
34 90 Martin Roy Chevy Gamache Truck Center 176.620 50.957 –1.464
35 25 Chris Cockrum Chevy Advanced Communications Group 176.561 50.974 –1.481
36 4 Ross Chastain Chevy FlexSeal 176.187 51.082 –1.589
37 51 Jeremy Clements Chevy Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet 175.754 51.208 –1.715
38 78 B J McLeod Ford Batteries + Bulbs 174.656 51.530 –2.037
39 52 Joey Gase Chevy JT Concrete Inc 173.796 51.785 –2.292
40 17 Jeff Green Dodge Dashub.com 176.405 51.019 –1.526
41 13 Mark Thompson Toyota Phoenix Air 177.155 50.803 –1.310
42 92 Mario Gosselin Chevy BuckedUp Apparel 176.967 50.857 –1.364
43 97 Harrison Rhodes Chevy Vroom Brands 175.967 51.146 –1.653
44 70 Derrike Cope Chevy Ice-Aid 175.795 51.196 –1.703
45 99 Chris Fontaine Ford Glenden Enterprises 175.754 51.208 –1.715
46 40 Derek White Dodge Braille Battery/Grafoid 175.343 51.328 –1.835
47 74 Mike Harmon Dodge TBD 0.000 0.000 -49.493
48 15 Stanton Barrett Chevy Mozido.com 0.000 0.000 -49.493


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