Brian Scott wins second career pole at Richmond
September 06, 2013, Staff report, NASCAR.com
Scott’s first Coors Light Pole Award of the season was the second of his career and first on the .75-mile track. He’ll start first in the No. 2 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet in Friday night’s 250-lapper, the 1,000th event in the history of the NASCAR Nationwide Series.
Scott made highlights here in April when a late-stages skirmish with Nelson Piquet Jr. spilled over onto pit road, with Scott on the receiving end of a kick below the belt. There will be some early distance between the two this time around; Piquet qualified 16th in the 40-car field.
Sprint Cup Series regular Matt Kenseth will share the front row with Scott in Friday night’s 250 (7:30 p.m. ET, ESPN) after turning the second-fastest lap (124.292 mph) in Friday afternoon qualifying in the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota. Austin Dillon, Scott’s RCR teammate in the No. 3 Chevy, was third-fastest at 124.218 mph.
Brad Keselowski was fourth-fastest with series points leader and Penske Racing teammate Sam Hornish Jr. completing the top five.
Jamie McMurray, making his first Nationwide Series start of the season in the No. 5 JR Motorsports Chevy in place of Kasey Kahne, qualified 14th.
Danny Efland, Carl Long, Morgan Shepherd, Derrike Cope and Brett Butler failed to qualify.