Brian Scott wins second career pole at Richmond

Staff report

Scott will share front row with Kenseth

Related: Full qualifying results

RICHMOND, Va. -- Brian Scott emerged with the pole position for Friday night's Virginia 529 College Savings 250 after clocking a lap at 124.327 mph at Richmond International Raceway.

Scott's first Coors Light Pole Award of the season was the second of his career and first on the .75-mile track. He'll start first in the No. 2 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet in Friday night's 250-lapper, the 1,000th event in the history of the NASCAR Nationwide Series.
Scott made highlights here in April when a late-stages skirmish with Nelson Piquet Jr. spilled over onto pit road, with Scott on the receiving end of a kick below the belt. There will be some early distance between the two this time around; Piquet qualified 16th in the 40-car field.
Sprint Cup Series regular Matt Kenseth will share the front row with Scott in Friday night's 250 (7:30 p.m. ET, ESPN) after turning the second-fastest lap (124.292 mph) in Friday afternoon qualifying in the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota. Austin Dillon, Scott's RCR teammate in the No. 3 Chevy, was third-fastest at 124.218 mph.
Brad Keselowski was fourth-fastest with series points leader and Penske Racing teammate Sam Hornish Jr. completing the top five.
Jamie McMurray, making his first Nationwide Series start of the season in the No. 5 JR Motorsports Chevy in place of Kasey Kahne, qualified 14th.
Danny Efland, Carl Long, Morgan Shepherd, Derrike Cope and Brett Butler failed to qualify.




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