Larson Grabs the Pole for the Drive to Stop Diabetes 300 at Bristol

Driver of the No.42 Cartwheel Chevrolet, Kyle Larson, won the Coors Light Pole award for the 32nd Annual Drive to Stop Diabetes 300 with a lap time of 15.415 seconds.

Today marks Larson first pole award out of thirty seven NASCAR Nationwide Series starts including three races at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Driver of the No. 54 Monster Energy Toyota, Kyle Busch, came in second with a qualifying lap time of 15.436 seconds.  Last season Busch was a dominating force in the Nationwide Series posting twelve wins out of twenty-six starts.  He has just as an impressive record at the World’s Fastest Half-Mile posting six wins out of nineteen starts at Bristol.

Matt Kenseth, driver of the No.20 Game Stop/Titan Fall Toyota, will start the Drive to Stop Diabetes 300 in third position with a qualifying lap time of 15.451 seconds.  This is Kenseth’s seventh top-10 start at Bristol Motor Speedway and his fourth top-10 start out of four races this season.

The fastest qualifying rookie was Ty Dillon, who posted a qualifying lap time of 15.748 seconds.  He will be starting the race in ninth position.  Dillon has one pole award and two top-10 finishes out of three races so far this season.

The green flag will fall for the 32nd Annual Drive to Stop Diabetes 300  at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday at 2:00 pm local time.

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