Sparta, KY – Rookie Austin Dillon earned the pole for Friday night's Feed the Children 300 Nationwide Series race after posting the fastest lap in qualifying at Kentucky Speedway.
With air temperatures reaching 100 degrees at the 1.5-mile Northern Kentucky racetrack, Dillon turned a lap at 172.199 mph for his second career Nationwide pole. His maiden pole in the series came earlier this month at Michigan.
Kevin Harvick, who is Dillon's teammate at Richard Childress Racing, claimed the outside pole with a lap at 171.401 mph.
Brad Keselowski, the defending race winner, qualified third, followed by Sam Hornish Jr. and Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
Denny Hamlin, Justin Allgaier, Kurt Busch, Michael Annett and Cole Whitt completed the top-10.
Elliott Sadler, the current points leader, will start 12th, one spot behind Danica Patrick. Sadler enters this race with an 11-point lead over Dillon.
John Jackson is the only driver who failed to qualify.
The 300-mile race at Kentucky is scheduled to start just at 7:30 p.m. (ET).