DAYTONA BEACH, Fl.— Brandon Jones will start from the pole in today’s Powershares QQQ 300 at Daytona International Speedway with a speed of 184.472 mph. This is the second year in a row that a Richard Childress Racing driver will start from the pole.
Ryan Reed qualified second at a speed of 184.253 mph. Brennan Poole qualified third at a speed of 183.984 mph. Daniel Hemric qualified fourth at 183.854 mph. Ty Dillon rounded out the top-five with a speed of 183.741 mph.
Drivers who did not qualify for today’s race include Mark Thompson, who did not make a lap, Stephen Leicht, Morgan Shepard, and Mike Harmon.
NASCAR confiscated the tires of Austin Dillon during the first round of qualify. Wayne Auto said NASCAR found a substance, like Armor All, on the tires. Dillon and his team will only have three sets for the race. There will be no further penalties.
The Powershares QQQ 300 will air on Fox Sports 1 and Motor Racing Network beginning at 3:30 pm EST.