This was Dillon’s first series pole at Daytona International Speedway and his fifth series career pole.
NCWTS Rookie of the Year (ROTY) contender, Spencer Gallagher – during round 2 and with a speed of 190.146 MPH – broke the previous series qualifying track record at Daytona International Speedway . Joe Rutman originally held the record of 187.563 MPH, set on Feb. 18th, 2000, but unfotunately for Gallagher, he was not able to repeat his speed in the final round of qualifying to sit on the pole.
Starting on the outside pole to start second with a qualifying lap speed of 188.707 MPH, will be Travis Kvapil, and he will be followed by Tyler Reddick (188.123 MPH) starting third, ROTY contender Austin Theriault (187.786) fourth and James Buescher (187.309) will start fifth.
Roounding out the top-10 starting positions will be Ben Kennedy (187.122 MPH) starting from sixth, ROTY contender Erik Jones (187.091) seventh, Chris Fontaine (187.087) eighth, Scott Lagasse Jr. (187.079) ninth and ROTY contender Spencer Gallagher (179.591).
New for the 2015 season, the series goes from a 36-truck starting field to a 32-truck starting field, and failing to make the starting lineup and heading home were Jordan Anderson, Mason Mingus, Justin Jennings, Cody Ware and Clay Greenfield.
The 16th annual NextEra Energy Resources 250 (100 laps) is scheduled to get underway around 7:50 pm (ET) this evening, and FOX Sports 1 will provide television coverage of the event.
|Next ERA Energy Resources 250 Qualifying Results|
|Pos.||Car #||Driver||Best Speed||Best Time||Gap|
|1||33||Ty Dillon (i)||188.774||47.676||Leader|
|4||29||Austin Theriault #||187.786||47.927||-0.086|
|7||4||Erik Jones #||187.091||48.105||-0.008|
|9||20||Scott Lagasse Jr (i)||187.079||48.108||-0.002|
|10||23||Spencer Gallagher #||179.591||50.114||-2.006|
|11||10||Jennifer Jo Cobb||176.689||50.937||-0.823|
|13||92||David Gilliland (i)||186.834||48.171||2.798|
|15||07||Ray Black Jr. #||185.235||48.587||-0.385|
|20||14||Daniel Hemric #||178.147||50.520||-1.425|
|21||28||Ryan Ellis (i)||170.584||52.760||-2.240|
|25||54||Justin Boston #||183.531||49.038||-0.628|
|26||05||John Wes Townley||183.512||49.043||-0.005|
|27||35||Justin Marks (i)||183.505||49.045||-0.002|
|28||99||Bryan Silas||Owner Points||49.045|
|29||02||Tyler Young||Owner Points||0.000|
|30||51||Daniel Suarez Garza(i)||Owner Points||0.000|
|31||88||Matt Crafton||Owner Points||0.000|
|32||17||Timothy Peters||Owner Points||0.000|
# – Rookie
(i) Ineligible for Driver Points in this Series