Dillon brothers claim front row for Xfinity race at Talladega

CEA8HUVVEAAkiOmEarly Saturday afternoon at Talladega Superspeedway (TSS), NASCAR driver Austin Dillon – with a qualifying lap speed of 180.540 MPH – captured the pole for today’s NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) Winn-Dixie 300.

This was Dillon’s third series pole and seventh top-10 start of the 2015 season, his 13th series career pole and his first series pole at the superspeedway.

Starting on the outside pole in second with a qualifying lap speed of 179.892 MPH will be Ty Dillon, and he’ll be followed by Brian Scott (179.538 MPH) starting third, Erik Jones (179.316) fourth and Boris Said (179.312) starts fifth.

Series Rookie of the Year (ROTY) contender, Daniel Suarez (179.054 MPH) will start sixth, while Brendan Gaughan (179.600) starts seventh, ROTY contender Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr. and Ryan Reed (with the identical lap speed 178.587 MPH) starting eighth and ninth respectively, and Elliott Sadler (178.384) rounds out the top-10 staring positions.

Failing to make the 40-car field starting lineup were Carlos Contreras, Mike Harmon, Derrike Cope, Chris Cockrum and Bobby Gerhart.

The 24th annual Winn-Dixie 300 is scheduled to get underway around 3:20 p.m. (ET) this afternoon, and FOX will provide television coverage of the race.

Winn-Dixie 300 Qualifying Results
Pos. Car # Driver Round 1 Round 2 Gap
1 33 Austin Dillon(i) 52.936 53.041 Leader
2 3 Ty Dillon 53.099 53.232 -0.191
3 2 Brian Scott 53.217 53.337 -0.105
4 20 Erik Jones(i) 53.393 53.403 -0.066
5 54 Boris Said 53.320 53.404 -0.001
6 18 Daniel Suarez # 53.533 53.481 -0.077
7 62 Brendan Gaughan 53.594 53.617 -0.136
8 6 Darrell Wallace Jr # 53.474 53.621 -0.004
9 16 Ryan Reed 53.538 53.621 0.000
10 1 Elliot Sadler 53.574 53.682 -0.061
11 7 Regan Smith 53.666 53.690 -0.008
12 60 Chris Buescher 53.684 53.798 -0.108
Eliminated From Round 1
13 43 Dakoda Armstrong 53.704 Eliminated -0.020
14 9 Chase Elliott 53.772 Eliminated -0.068
15 98 Aric Almirola (i) 53.829 Eliminated -0.057
16 22 Joey Logano(i) 53.870 Eliminated -0.041
17 88 Kasey Kahne (i) 53.898 Eliminated -0.028
18 44 David Starr 53.946 Eliminated -0.048
19 55 Jeffrey Earnhardt 53.958 Eliminated -0.012
20 42 Brennan Poole 53.966 Eliminated -0.008
21 25 John Wes Townley (i) 54.023 Eliminated -0.057
22 26 Kenny Wallace 54.130 Eliminated -0.107
23 19 Mike Bliss 54.204 Eliminated -0.074
24 8 Blake Koch 54.206 Eliminated -0.002
25 17 Benny Gordon 54.224 Eliminated -0.018
26 14 Cale Conley # 54.231 Eliminated -0.007
27 28 J.J. Yeley 54.274 Eliminated -0.043
28 40 Derek White 54.377 Eliminated -0.103
29 39 Ryan Sieg 54.383 Eliminated -0.006
30 10 Jeff Green 54.461 Eliminated -0.078
31 84 Chad Boat (i) 54.539 Eliminated -0.078
32 13 Mark Thompson 54.595 Eliminated -0.056
33 90 Mario Gosselin 54.634 Eliminated -0.039
34 24 Eric McClure 54.653 Eliminated -0.019
35 01 Landon Cassill 54.719 Eliminated -0.066
36 0 Harrison Rhodes # 54.760 Eliminated -0.041
37 51 Jeremy Clements 54.922 Eliminated -0.162
38 4 Ross Chastain # 54.929 Eliminated -0.007
39 52 Joey Gase 54.990 Eliminated -0.061
40 97 Peyton Sellers 55.302 Eliminated -0.312
Did Not Qualify
41 35 Chris Cockrum 54.801 Eliminated 0.501
42 74 Mike Harmon 54.848 Eliminated -0.047
43 85 Bobby Gerhart 54.853 Eliminated -0.005
44 70 Derrike Cope 54.996 Eliminated -0.143
45 15 Carlos Contreras 55.208 Eliminated -0.212

# – Rookie
(i) Ineligible for Driver Points in this Series

 

 

 

 

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