Brian Scott turned in a lap time of 22.120 seconds (122.061 mph) at Richmond (Va.) Inernational Speedway on Friday during the second of two rounds of qualifying for the ToyotaCare 250 NASCAR Nationwide Series race to be held at the track later Friday evening. It's his third-career pole in 150-career Nationwide races. It's his second pole at Richmond.
He'll be joined on the front row by series rookie Dylan Kwasniewski, who posted a 22.153-second (121.880 mph) lap in the second round. Other drivers advancing to the second round of qualifying and claiming the top-12 spots on the starting grid for Friday nights race include (in the order in which they'll start the race): Ryan Blaney, Chase Elliott, Trevor Bayne, Regan Smith, Chris Buescher, Kyle Busch, Kevin harvick, Landon Cassill, Ty Dillon and Daniel Suarez, who'll be making his Nationwide Series debut.
Forty drivers, the exact number needed for a full race field in the Nationwide Series, made qualifying attempts in the first round, so all who made attempts are expected to start the race. Bayne, who wound up fifth by the end of qualifying, led the way in the first round with a fast lap time of 22.076 seconds, the fastest lap turned throughout the two-round session. Eventual pole sitter Scott was second to Bayne in the first round.
Meanwhile, Elliott Sadler was the fastest of the rest, leading the way for those who didn't advance to the second round with the 13th fastest lap time (22.327 seconds) in round one. As a result, he'll start 13th Friday night.