Austin Dillon to Begin Rookie Season on Daytona 500 Pole

Austin Dillon
Austin Dillon

Austin Dillon continues to make headlines as he wins the pole position for the Daytona 500.
Dillon has brought the No. 3 back to the Sprint Cup Series for Richard Childress Racing and proved that the return of the famous No. 3 when he posted the fastest lap times in pre-season testing and qualifying for the Great American Race.

Dale Earnhardt, Jr. was the first to go out and qualify where he sat at the top of the qualifying list until Greg Biffle bumped him off the provisional pole. It wasn’t long after that run when Dillon drove the No. 3 to the top with a speed of 196.02 mph.

Dillon is living his rookie season in the fast lane so far.

Martin Truex, Jr. will start on the outside pole. This is Truex’s first year with Furniture Row Racing. Truex drove the No. 78 Chevy to a speed of 195.85 mph.

The rest of the field will be set with the Budweiser Duels later this week along with other variables before the green flag flies to begin the Daytona 500 on Sunday, Feb. 23 at 1 p.m. ET on Fox.