NASCAR

Brian Scott Wins The Pole At Richmond

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The NASCAR Nationwide Series prepares to go short-track racing at Richmond International Raceway as Brian Scott will lead the field to the green flag.

Scott won the pole during Friday’s Nationwide Series Virginia 529 College Savings 250 qualifying session when he posted a lap of 124.327 mph in 21.717 seconds. Friday’s pole-award win is Scott’s second career Nationwide Series pole and first of the 2013 season.

Joining Scott on the front row Friday night will be Matt Kenseth followed by Austin Dillon, Brad Keselowski and Sam Hornish Jr.

The pole win at Richmond is the latest success Scott has accomplished throughout the 2013 season. He also captured his career-best finish this season with a second-place finish at Indianapolis.

Richmond may be the 25th race of the NASCAR Nationwide Series season but it’s the latest stop for several championship hopefuls. Dillon, Hornish, Regan Smith and Brian Vickers have qualified themselves within the top 10 meanwhile other hopefuls Justin Allgaier and Elliott Sadler will have to work their way up throughout the night, starting 13th and 17th.

The race weekend may make headlines with the Chase scenarios within the Cup Series but the Nationwide Series is ready to take on the latest night race as their season heads into the final races. The championship battle in the Nationwide Series is one of the closest within the three touring series and the championship battle continues to get more intense with every race.

Christy Valdez is a NASCAR writer for Rant Sports. Follow her on Twitter @Knowursports and on Facebook at On The Sidelines With Christy