Spoiler alert: The No. 3 is fast at Daytona International Speedway.
Ty Dillon backed up his dominating runs in practice, taking the pole for Saturday’s Powershares QQQ 300 at Daytona International Speedway following a quick lap of 49.493 seconds (181.844 mph). The pole is the fourth of his XFINITY Series career and first since 2014.
“I’m just really proud of these guys,” Dillon said. “Every single practice we worked to get speed out of the car. It just shows that hard work does pay off.”
Erik Jones was the quickest rookie in qualifying, lining up fifth in his No. 20 Toyota.
For Ty Dillon, he enters the race a clear favorite after pacing the field in two of three practices Friday including a Final Practice session where he was nearly three-tenths faster than the field.
Other expected contenders will be further back. Following a practice crash on Friday, Darrell Wallace, Jr. lines up 12th next his Roush Fenway Racing teammate and defending Daytona winner Ryan Reed in 11th. Kasey Kahne starts 15th for JR Motorsports alongside Justin Allgaier in his new JRM ride.
The XFINITY Series season opener will begin later today at 3:30 p.m. ET on FS1.
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