Joey Logano has won an unprecedented three consecutive NASCAR Nationwide Series races at the Monster Mile, dating back to the fall of 2012. He’s looking to stretch that record to four in Saturday’s “5-hour ENERGY 200 benefiting Living Beyond Breast Cancer, ” and has put himself in a decent position to do so.
Logano won the pole for this afternoon’s race, zipping around Dover International Speedway at 155.172 mph. It’s his third career pole at Dover, but none of the last three wins have come from that spot – he’s started 2nd, 3rd and 6th for those.
But Logano will have stiff competition up front with him. Points leader Sam Hornish, Jr. will start alongside Logano after spinning a lap of 154.972 mph. Hornish’s closest pursuer, Austin Dillon, starts third after posting a lap of 154.593 mph. Dillon enters the race 15 points back of Hornish in the NASCAR Nationwide Series standings.
Rookie Alex Bowman qualified fourth, which was the same spot he qualified in the June race before driving to a 17th place finish. He’s followed by Kyle Busch, Mike Bliss, Brad Sweet, Kevin Harvick, Parker Kligerman and Brian Scott in the top 10.
The green flag drops on today’s race at 3:30 p.m. For complete qualifying results, click here.