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Austin Dillon Nabs Provisional Pole for Camping World 400

Richard Childress Racing took two of the top three spots in qualifying Saturday (June 29) for Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Camping World 400.

Austin Dillon posted a fast lap time of 30.636 seconds at 176.263 mph to win the Busch pole award. This is Dillon’s third pole of the year and first at Chicagoland.

Stewart-Haas Racing’s Kevin Harvick was second quickest, while Dillon’s RCR teammate Daniel Hemric starts third. Jimmie Johnson and Kurt Busch round out the top five.

Harvick’s teammate Clint Bowyer, who had top-10 lap times in both practice sessions earlier, qualified sixth. Michael McDowell starts seventh, with first practice leader Alex Bowman beginning eighth. Denny Hamlin and Ryan Blaney completes the top 10.

William Byron, who qualified 11, will have to start Sunday’s race from the rear of the field after an engine change:

Unofficial MENCS Qualifying Results for Camping World 400

The official starting lineup will be released Sunday after all vehicles go through pre-race tech inspection.

Sunday’s Camping World 400 is set to air on NBCSN at 3 p.m. ET.

About the author

Joy joined Frontstretch in 2019 as a NASCAR DraftKings writer, expanding to news and iRacing coverage in 2020. She's currently an assistant editor and involved with photos, social media and news editing. A California native, Joy was raised as a motorsports fan and started watching NASCAR extensively in 2001. She earned her B.A. degree in Liberal Studies at California State University Bakersfield in 2010.

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