Mar 15, 2014, 11:35 AM EDT
If you predicted that a driver named Kyle would be on the front row for Saturday’s Drive to Stop Diabetes 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway, you couldn’t go wrong.
Matt Kenseth qualified third (124.186), followed by Brian Scott (123.594), Ryan Blaney (123.308), Kevin Harvick (123.197), current NNS points leader Regan Smith (123.166) was seventh-fastest, James Buescher (122.544), Ty Dillon (121.844), Mike Bliss (121.767) in 10th.
Cale Conley, making his first career NNS start, qualified 12th, alongside No. 11 Dylan Kwasniewski, who tried to improve his position in the closing minutes of qualifying, only to spin and hit the wall, resulting in heavy damage to the left rear of his Chevrolet.
Kwasniewski’s team was attempting to repair the damage rather than go to a backup car.
Here’s the starting grid for Saturday’s Drive to Stop Diabetes 300 Presented by Lilly Diabetes NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway:
Kyle Larson, Kyle Busch
Matt Kenseth, Brian Scott
Ryan Blaney, Kevin Harvick
Regan Smith, James Buescher
Ty Dillon, Mike Bliss
Dylan Kwasniewski, Cale Conley
Chris Buescher, Treevor Bayne
Failing to qualify: Tommy Joe Martins (withdrew), Willie Allen
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