Austin Dillon has set his eyes on competing for the top spot at Michigan this race weekend as he will lead the NASCAR Nationwide Series field to the green flag at Michigan.
Dillon won the pole for Saturday’s Alliance Truck Parts 250 at Michigan International Speedway when he posted a qualifying lap of 191.882 mph in 37.523 seconds. Saturday’s pole award win is Dillon’s fourth consecutive pole and fourth of the season.
Joining Dillon on the front row will be Paul Menard, making it a Richard Childress Racing front row. Brian Scott qualified in third, followed by Trevor Bayne, Alex Bowman, Brad Sweet, Justin Allgaier, Chris Buescher, Brian Vickers and Joey Logano to close out the top 10.
Current Nationwide Series points leader Regan Smith qualified in 20th. Meanwhile, a returning Kyle Busch who has dominated most of the Nationwide season qualified in 14th.
Winning the pole at Michigan gives Dillon a great starting spot for Saturday’s race. He led the leader boards during the Nationwide Series final practice. On Saturday, he will attempt to go for his first win of the season after four straight weeks of great qualifying.
Heading into Michigan, the Nationwide Series regulars look to keep a hold of their series and look to continue winning despite the return of Cup Series drivers this weekend. The Nationwide Series drivers had all the spotlight on them last weekend at Iowa as the Cup drivers who race in the series were busy with Cup.