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Ty Dillon on pole for Nationwide race at Las Vegas

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Ty Dillon claimed his first-career NASCAR Nationwide Series pole on Saturday. His lap time of 29.625 seconds/182.278 mph in the final round of qualifying at Las Vegas Motor Speedway was fast enough to put him on the pole for the Boyd Gaming 300 race to be held at the track later the same day.

Brad Keselowski, last week's pole winner, posted the second-fastest lap in the last of three rounds to claim the other front row starting spot. Dale Earnhardt Jr. was third in qualifying and Kyle Larson fourth to claim starting spots on the second row.

Brian Scott qualified fifth to join Dillon as the only two Nationwide Series, championship eligible drivers to qualify in the top-five. Qualifying sixth through 10th were Matt Kenseth, Kyle Busch, Dylan Kwasniewski, Chase Elliott and series points leader Regan Smith.

Earnhardt posted the fastest lap in the first round of qualifying, leading the way for the 24 drivers that advanced to the second round. In addition to posting the fastest lap in the final round to claim the race pole, Dillon also turned in the fastest lap during the second round of qualifying to lead the field of 12 drivers advancing to the third and final, pole-determining round.

Aside from the top-10 starters, other drivers who made it to the final round were Matt Crafton and Chris Buescher. Crafton will start Saturday's race of the 11th spot, while Buescher starts 12th.

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

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