For the sixth time in his XFINITY Series career, Erik Jones will start from pole after lapping Dover International Speedway at 22.915 seconds [157.102 mph].
“Dover has just been a place that’s been my style from the start,” Jones said. “We have a really good racecar; I think even a little bit better than what we had last year.”
With the third round of heat races on tap in Saturday’s Ollie’s Bargain Outlet 200, Jones will lead heat No. 1 to green followed by the even-numbered starters.
Continuing a common trend in 2016, Joe Gibbs Racing completed the front-row starters as Daniel Suarez, who finished second in Friday’s Camping World Truck Series race, lines up first for heat race No. 2.
Completing the top 5 was another run of teammates, as JR Motorsports qualifies third, fourth and fifth with drivers Justin Allgaier, Elliott Sadler and Alex Bowman.
Rounding out the top 10 is Ty Dillon, Paul Menard, Matt Tifft, Brennan Poole and Ryan Sieg, who qualified top 10 for the second time in 2016.
Drew Herring, who makes his first XFINITY start since 2013, qualified 19th in his No. 24 Toyota.
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