This past May at Dover International Speedway, Joey Logano’s streak of four consecutive Nationwide Series wins there was snapped.
Today, he’ll try to start a new streak from the pole position.
Logano, driving the No. 22 Team Penske Ford Mustang, will lead the field to the green flag later this afternoon after posting a 154.972 mph lap during qualifying.
He’ll be joined on the front row by Nationwide Series points leader Chase Elliott, who lost out on the pole by a mere .016 of a second following a 154.865 mph lap in the No. 9 JR Motorsports Chevrolet.
“We did a really good job yesterday on tuning this thing in for what we needed in the race and also getting some more speed out of it,” Logano told Fox Sports.
“I’m excited about that, because we didn’t unload as the greatest but were able to get back to that Dover feel I really like.”
Nationwide regular Ty Dillon qualified third for Richard Childress Racing and will start alongside Sprint Cup rookie Kyle Larson in Row 2. Kyle Busch, the one that ended Logano’s Nationwide reign at the Monster Mile in May, is set to go from fifth on the grid with Chris Buescher flanking him.
Brian Scott and Regan Smith will make up Row 4. Today’s Dover 200 will be a critical one for Smith as he seeks to hack into teammate Elliott’s 20-point lead in the Nationwide standings.
Row 5 features RCR part-timer Cale Conley and Elliott Sadler, while last week’s Nationwide winner at Kentucky, Brendan Gaughan, starts on the outside of Row 6 with Justin Boston.
Two drivers, Mike Harmon and Milka Duno, failed to make the field.
Today’s race is scheduled to see the green shortly after 3:30 p.m. ET.
NASCAR NATIONWIDE SERIES AT DOVER – Starting Lineup