Harvick ran a fast lap of 180.799 mph around the historic Daytona 2.5-mile tri-oval narrowly beating out Matt Kenseth in the No. 17 Kraft Ford for Roush Fenway Racing for the pole position. Kenseth secured the outside pole position and posted a top speed of 180.448 mph.
Harvick comes into the 51st Camping World 300 fresh off of a win in last week’s Budweiser Shootout At Daytona All-Star and will look to continue his early season success at the “World Center of Racing” on Saturday.
Tony Stewart, the defending Camping World 300 champion, qualified fifth in the No. 80 Hendrickcars.com Chevrolet as he attempts to defend his title.