DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Brad Keselowski captured the pole for Friday night’s Subway Jalapeno 250 Powered By Coca-Cola with a fast lap of 185.031 mph.
Keselowski bested Parker Kligerman for his fourth pole of the Nationwide Series season and his first at historic Daytona International Speedway.
“Man, what a fast car,” Keselowski said of his Dodge Challenger. “It’s an awesome race car and a total team effort.”
Second-quickest qualifier, Kligerman, was the fastest rookie in his first trip around the 2.5-mile tri-oval. It’s his second top-10 qualifying effort in four starts.
“I’m happy to be here,” Kligerman said. “I have my rookie stripe and I have to show people that they can trust me when we’re drafting. The first half of the race will be a little bit of a learning curve, but I think that I’ll settle in and race with these guys really hard all race.”
Dale Earnhardt Jr., who is racing a blue and yellow No. 3 Wrangelr Chevrolet for Richard Childress Racing, qualified third with a speed of 182.238. Rounding out the top five were Justin Allagier and Kyle Busch.
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