Dillon makes it four poles in a row
June 15, 2013, Staff report, NASCAR.com
BROOKLYN, Mich. -- Austin Dillon made history on Saturday morning, becoming the first driver to earn four consecutive NASCAR Nationwide Series poles when he earned the top spot ahead of the Alliance Truck Parts 250 at Michigan International Speedway.
Dillon, who was last in qualifying order, took the top spot from Paul Menard with a best speed of 191.882 mph to Menard’s 190.668. Brian Scott (190.320), last week’s winner Trevor Bayne (190.310), and Alex Bowman (190.230) rounded out the top five. Dillon's lap also broke his own qualifying record at the track.
Other Sprint Cup Series regulars didn’t fare as well as Menard, as Joey Logano (189.155), Kyle Busch (188.862), and J.J. Yeley (183.304) will start 10th, 14th, and 32nd, respectively.
Busch’s Joe Gibbs Racing teammates Brian Vickers (189.185) and Elliott Sadler (188.561) will start ninth and 19th.
Points leader Regan Smith qualified at 20th with a speed of 188.408.