JOLIET, Ill. — staff report — Chris Graythen/NASCAR via Getty Images photo — Brian Scott soared to the top of the leaderboard on his first lap on Saturday to win the Coors Light Pole Award for the NASCAR Nationwide Series Jimmy John’s Freaky Fast 300 powered by Coca-Cola.
Scott won the pole for the July race at Chicago earlier this season, making this his third pole at the track and his third of 2014.
Lining up next to Scott on the front row will be No. 22 part-timer Ryan Blaney. Blaney’s best Nationwide Series finish at this track was ninth in July of this year.
Defending race winner Kyle Busch, Nationwide Series points leader and winner of the July race Chase Elliottand Kyle Larson round out the top-five starters.
Notable drivers that did not advance to the final round were Trevor Bayne, Brendan Gaughan, Denny Hamlin,James Buescher and Dylan Kwasniewski.
A caution was brought out in the first session, dropping the red flag for debris on the track.
The Jimmy John’s Freaky Fast 300 powered by Coca-Cola will run Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET with TV coverage on ESPN2.