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Austin Dillon Wins Daytona 500 Pole

Richard Childress Racing driver Austin Dillon has secured pole position for next week’s Daytona 500 in the No. 3 Chevrolet SS, with Martin Truex Jr. (Furniture Row) and Greg Biffle (Roush Fenway) finishing the qualifiers in second and third position respectively.
Austin Dillon Daytona pole 1 photo
Wearing the number widely associated with the late Dale Earnhardt, a seven-time NASCAR Spring Cup champion, Dillon took the top spot with a 196-mph (315.4 km/h), 45.914-second lap.

"It's hard to celebrate, because I know this is just qualifying, but it's great for (the team). You never know the next time you'll be standing in this position again. So it's awesome; just want to thank our family back home at RCR. They've done such a good job - fab shop, engine shop, everybody, my guys,” Dillon said.

Here’s the Top 10 grid for the race that’s scheduled on February 23 at Daytona International Speedway.

1.Austin Dillon - Richard Childress, Chevrolet
2.Martin Truex Jr - Furniture Row, Chevrolet
3.Greg Biffle - Roush Fenway, Ford
4.Carl Edwards - Roush Fenway, Ford
5.Ryan Newman - Richard Childress, Chevrolet
6.Brad Keselowski - Penske, Ford
7.Dale Earnhardt Jr - Hendrick, Chevrolet
8.Jeff Gordon - Hendrick, Chevrolet
9.Ricky Stenhouse Jr - Roush Fenway, Ford
10.Paul Menard - Richard Childress, Chevrolet


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