Brad Keselowski Scores Subway Jalapeno 250 Pole at Daytona

Dustin H.Correspondent IJuly 2, 2010

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - JULY 01:  Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #3 Wrangler Chevrolet, drives during practice for the NASCAR Nationwide Series Subway Jalapeno 250 at Daytona International Speedway on July 1, 2010 in Daytona Beach, Florida.  (Photo by John Harrelson/Getty Images for NASCAR)
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Brad Keselowski put the No. 22 Discount Tire Dodge Challenger on the pole for the Nascar Nationwide Series Subway Jalapeno 250 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. This will be the first race for the new car of tomorrow in the Nationwide Series and everyone seems to love the new look and identity of the cars from the Challenger to the Mustang, Impala and Camry. Parker Kligerman qualified the third Penske car on the outside of the front row.

Dale Earnhardt Jr is also creating a buzz in Daytona and around the world running the No. 3 Wrangler Chevrolet Impala honoring his father the late great Dale Earnhardt who was inducted into the Nascar Hall Of Fame in May. This will likely be the last time seeing the No. 3 so tonight will be a special night for all race fans. Dale Earnhardt Jr starts third after qualifying on Friday night and is going for his sixth win in the Nationwide Series at Daytona.

Carl Long was the only driver who failed to qualify for Friday night's Subway Jalapeno 250 at Daytona International Speedway. Live Coverage starts at 7:30pm with Countdown To Green from Daytona on ESPN and the Subway Jalapeno 250 from Daytona at 8pm ET.


Subway Jalapeno 250 Starting Lineup From Daytona International Speedway.

  1. Brad Keselowski 49.17 at 183.031 mph
  2. Parker Kligerman
  3. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  4. Justin Allgaier
  5. Kyle Busch
  6. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
  7. Greg Sacks
  8. Ryan Newman
  9. Kevin Harvick
  10. Joey Logano

Brad Keselowski is the Nationwide Series points leader coming into Daytona. Nascar Sprint Cup Series qualifying from Daytona is set for 4pm ET on Speed for Saturday night's Coke Zero 400.