Austin Dillon will lead the field to the green flag in tonight’s XFINITY race in the capital of Virginia.
The driver of the No. 2 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet scored the pole for the Virginia 529 College Savings 250 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Richmond International Raceway after posting a time of 22.563 and a speed of 119.665 mph.
It’s his 17th career pole in 112 XFINITY Series starts, first of the season, first in nine starts at Richmond and 13th top-10 start in 2016.
Alex Bowman will start second in his No. 88 JR Motorsports Chevrolet after posting a time of 22.569 and a speed of 119.633 mph. Justin Allgaier will start third in his No. 7 JRM Chevrolet after posting a time of 22.657 and a speed of 119.168 mph. Erik Jones will start fourth in his No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota after posting a time of 22.864 and a speed of 119.027 mph. Blake Koch will round out the top-five in his No. 11 Kaulig Racing Chevrolet after posting a time of 22.696 and a speed of 118.964 mph.
Brad Keselowski will start sixth in his No. 22 Team Penske Ford. Kyle Busch will start seventh in his No. 18 JGR Toyota. Elliott Sadler will start eighth in his No. 1 JRM Chevrolet. Dakoda Armstrong will start ninth in his No. 28 JGL Racing Toyota. Daniel Suarez will round out the top-10 starters in his No. 19 JGR Toyota.
Gray Gaulding will start 11th and Jeremy Clements will round out the 12 drivers that made the final round of qualifying.
Forty-two cars were entered, so Morgan Shepherd and Austin Theriault failed to make the field.
Twenty-three Chevrolet’s, two Dodge’s, seven Ford’s and seven Toyota’s will comprise the 40-car field in tonight’s XFINITY Series race.