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Joey Logano starts Dover Nationwide race from pole

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Joey Logano is going after his fifth-straight win in NASCAR Nationwide Series competition at Dover (Del.) International Speedway on Saturday, and he started off the day by winning the pole on Saturday morning with a lap time of 23.155 seconds (155.474 mph). It's his fourth-career series pole at Dover.

Chase Elliott was the highest qualifier among Nationwide championship-eligible drivers, qualifying second to start alongside Logano on the front row. Another series regular, Brian Scott qualified third. Scott will share the third row with Kyle Busch, who dominated and won the Camping World Truck Series race at Dover on Friday evening.

Logano was fastest in both of the two rounds of Nationwide qualifying. In the first round, he turned in a 23.289-second/154.579 mph lap. In that session, Scott was second quickest, and Elliott was third.

The 12 fastest drivers from the first round advanced to round two to compete for the pole and set the top-12 of the starting order. Other drivers who advanced include (in the order in which they qualified fifth through 12th): Trevor Bayne, Matt Kenseth, Kyle Larson, Chris Buescher, Elliott Sadler, Brendan Gaughan, new Nationwide Series points leader Regan Smith and Ty Dillon.

Forty drivers, the exact number needed for a full race field in the Nationwide Series, made qualifying attempts in the first round, so all drivers who attempted to qualify received starting spots for the race.



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