Charlotte, NC – NASCAR Nationwide points leader Elliott Sadler will start from the pole position for tonight’s Dollar General 300 after turning a lap around the 1.5-mile superspeedway in 29.310 seconds (184.237 mph).
The pole came at a race that Sadler has said is one of his family’s favorite of the year. His mother is a breast cancer survivor and celebrated the win with her son.
“It’s very personal to me to be able to come here, and it’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month,” he said. “We helped paint the start/finish line pink. We have pink on the car, my suit, my shoes. And it all came to fruition today.”
After briefly holding the top spot, rookie Austin Dillon was relegated to second for his lap of 29.347 seconds (184.005 mph).
“That’s all you want is to be in the top five,” Dillon said. “The car was good; it handled well. We have ourselves a little tighter than the No. 2 (Sadler), so I think we’ll be OK tonight. That was a hell of a lap he put up; it was good.”
Joey Logano will start third, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. fourth and Kevin Harvick fifth. TJ Bell, Joey Gase, Matt Carter and Morgan Shepherd did not qualify.