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Darrell Wallace Jr. bags Coors Light Pole Award

Buescher seals 1-2 Roush sweep in Dover XFINITY qualifying

RELATED: Qualifying results

Darrell Wallace Jr. sped to the Coors Light Pole Award in Saturday qualifying for the NASCAR XFINITY Series at Dover International Speedway.

Wallace drove the Roush Fenway Racing No. 6 Ford to a fast lap of 153.991 mph, securing the top starting spot for Saturday’s Buckle Up 200 presented by Click It or Ticket (2:30 p.m. ET, FOX, MRN, SiriusXM). The pole position was Wallace’s first of the season and second of his XFINITY career — both coming at the Monster Mile.


Series points leader Chris Buescher, Wallace’s Roush Fenway teammate, will share the front row after posting the second-fastest lap, 153.886 mph in the No. 60 Ford. Buescher, who also notched the fastest lap in the opening 20-minute round of qualifying, holds a four-point lead in the XFINITY standings over Ty Dillon heading into the 12th of 33 races this season.

Sprint Cup Series regular Matt Kenseth was third-fastest at 153.715 mph in the Joe Gibbs Racing No. 20 Toyota. Rookie Daniel Suarez was fourth-best in another Gibbs entry while Richard Childress Racing‘s Brian Scott completed the top five in qualifying on the 1-mile concrete track.

Defending series champion Chase Elliott posted the 14th-fastest lap in Round 2, just missing out on the 12-driver cutoff for the final qualifying round. "Not going fast enough, just as simple as that," Elliott told FOX Sports 1 after his qualifying pass.

With 40 cars vying for 40 starting spots, no drivers failed to qualify.