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Austin Dillon Takes the Pole for 5-Hour Energy 200 at Dover International Speedway

June 1st, 2013 at 12:31 PM
By Clayton Caldwell

For the second straight weekend Austin Dillon takes the pole for the NASCAR Nationwide Series. This weekend Dillon took the pole for Saturday's 5-Hour Energy 200 at Dover International Speedway. It's Dillon's fifth career Nationwide Series pole and he took the pole at a speed of 152.951mph. 

'Dover International Raceway' photo (c) 2007, diaper - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Starting alongside Dillon on the front row is Sam Hornish Jr in Roger Penske's Ford. Starting in third is Kyle Busch in his Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota. Rookie Alex Bowman starts in the fourth position. Starting fifth is Kasey Kahne in the #5 for JR Motorsports. Joey Logano starts sixth in the #22 Ford. Starting seventh is points leader Regan Smith with Ty Dillon starting eighth in the #33 Chevrolet. Starting ninth is Matt Kenseth is the #18 Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing and Brian Scott rounds out the the top ten. 

Other notables in the field include Brian Vickers in 11th, Trevor Bayne 12th, Justin Allgaier 13th, Parker Kligerman 14th and Nelson Piquet Jr starts 15th. Starting 16th is Travis Pastrana and Elliott Sadler starts 18th. 71 year old Morgan Shepherd will start 38th. 

There were 40 entries for 40 spots in the 5-Hour Energy 200 so every driver that qualified made the field. The driver with the most experience in the field is Mike Wallace who will make career start #460 in Johnny Davis' #01 Chevrolet. The driver with the least experience is 19 year old Harrison Rhodes who will make career start #3. Rhodes will start 34th in a Ford Mustang for Rick Ware. 

The 5-Hour Energy 200 at Dover International Speedway will begin at 2:30pm et and will be on ESPN. 

Tags: Alex Bowman, Austin Dillon, Kyle Busch, Mike Wallace, Motorsports, NASCAR, NASCAR Nationwide Series, sam hornish jr

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