Daytona Beach, FL – For the second week in a row, Austin Dillon will start up front for a Nationwide Series race.
Dillon, a rookie in the series this year, won the pole for Friday's Subway Jalapeno 250 at Daytona International Speedway. The Richard Childress Racing driver turned a lap at 177.340 mph for his third career pole in the series.
Last Friday, Dillon started on the pole and won the 300-mile race at Kentucky. He moved atop the point standings after scoring his first career Nationwide race win, but earlier this week, he was docked six points as part of his team's penalty for a rules infraction at Daytona. Dillon is now four markers behind his teammate Elliott Sadler.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr., the defending Nationwide champion, earned the outside pole with a lap at 177.253 mph.
JR Motorsports teammates Cole Whitt and Danica Patrick qualified third and fourth, respectively, while Kevin Harvick completed the top-five.
Kurt Busch will start sixth, followed by Brad Keselowski, Mike Wallace, Joey Logano, the defending race winner, and Brian Scott.
Sadler qualified 14th.
All 43 drivers who attempted qualifying made the starting field for the 250- mile race at Daytona, which is scheduled to start just at 7:30 p.m. (ET).