Justin Allgaier turned in the fastest lap time during pole qualifying at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday, with a time of 15.380 seconds to claim the pole for the Jeff Foxworthy's Grit Chips 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race to be held at the track later in the day. It's Allgaier's fourth-career Nationwide pole, but his first at Bristol.
Austin Dillon qualified second with a lap time of 15.425 seconds to claim the other front-row starting spot alongside Allgaier for an all-Chevrolet front row. Series championship points leader Sam Hornish Jr. qualified third. Regan Smith was fourth and Elliott Sadler qualified fifth, the fastest among Toyota drivers.
Nationwide Series regulars took the first five spots on the starting grid for Saturday afternoon's race, with the highest-qualifying Sprint Cup regulars, Brad Keselowski and Kevin Harvick, taking sixth and seventh. Qualifying eighth through 10th were Brian Scott, Mike Bliss and Trevor Bayne.
Bayne's Roush Fenway Racing teammates, Chris Buescher and Kyle Larson, will be starting close by with Buescher taking 11th and Larson 12th. With his 12th-place qualifying run, Larson was the fastest among Nationwide Series Rookie of the Year candidates.
Three drivers failed to make the 40-car field for the Jeff Foxworthy's Grit Chips 300. They include Morgan Shepherd, Danny Efland and Joey Gase.