Dylan Kwasniewski wins Lucas Oil 200 pole after five drivers disqualified

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With post qualifying technical inspection taking much longer than expected, the pole winner would finally be determined. Dylan Kwasniewski would score his second career pole, putting his No. 4 AccuDoc Solutions Chevrolet on pole.

Kwasniewski is looking to compete in the ARCA Racing Series season opener to therefore grant permission to run the Nationwide Series season opener next weekend. Kwasniewski won the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Championship.

“Turner Scott Motorsports obviously gave me a great car and the ability to start up front,” Kwasniewski (pronounced Kwaz-ness-ki) said. “All I have to do tomorrow is do the best I can. I’m really excited.

“Starting on the front row at Daytona is great. Not many people get to say they’ve done that.”

Series veteran Grant Enfinger will start second, followed by Buster Graham. Mark Thompson is scheduled to start fourth, but will drop to the rear with a radiator change. Henrick Motorsports driver Chase Elliott will start fifth as he also looks to get approval to run NASCAR’s Nationwide Series season opener.

Mason Mitchell qualified sixth followed by Tom Hessert, Will Kimmel, John Wes Townley and Terry Jones.

Last year’s series champion Frank Kimmel qualified 16th while Camping World Truck Series front runner Jeb Burton qualified 21st.

In total, five drivers had their times qualified, including provisional pole winner Bobby Gerhart. Gerhert and Tyler Reddick had their times disallowed for rear suspension violations. Venturini Motorsports teammates Justin Boston and Leilani Munter had their times disallowed due to coil spring mount violations. They will all start at the rear via provisionals.

Spencer Gallagher also had his time disqualified for a mechanical lowering device. He will not start tomorrow’s event as ARCA would not grant him a provisional due to having a zero tolerance policy for these actions.

 

Starting Grid

2014 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards Event #1
Daytona Int’l Speedway, Daytona Beach FL, 2-15-14
Lucas Oil 200 presented by MAVTV American Real
Starting Grid
POS NO DRIVER/HOMETOWN TEAM & CAR TIME SPEED
1 4 Dylan Kwasniewski/Las Vegas NV AccuDoc Solutions Chevrolet 49.400 182.186
2 90 Grant Enfinger/Fairhope AL Motor Honey-Casite-Advance Auto Parts Ford 49.577 181.536
3 99 Buster Graham/Lafayette LA Hewes Concrete Polishing-Roulo Brothers Racing Ford 49.588 181.496
4 66 Mark Thompson/Cartersville GA Phoenix Air Toyota 49.603 181.441
5 9 Chase Elliott/Dawsonville GA HendrickCars.com-NAPA Brakes Chevrolet 49.651 181.265
6 98 Mason Mitchell/West Des Moines IA Thermal Technology Services Ford 49.670 181.196
7 77 Tom Hessert/Cherry Hill NJ CAREGARD-AxiomWarranty.com Dodge 49.801 180.719
8 69 Will Kimmel/Sellersburg IN Messinas-Ingersoll Rand Ford 49.849 180.545
9 15 John Wes Townley/Watkinsville GA Zaxby’s Toyota 49.861 180.502
10 32 Terry Jones/Amherstburg Ontario Jones Group-JMC Steel Group Toyota 49.901 180.357
11 17 Bryan Silas/Stuart FL David Ragan Ford-American Custom Yachts Ford 49.996 180.014
12 88 Justin Allison/Salisbury NC HAVACOSALES.com Ford 50.056 179.799
13 19 Brian Rose/Louisville KY Battomi-Lawton Insurance-Xstand Dodge 50.130 179.533
14 48 Sean Corr/Goshen NY Radon.com Ford 50.136 179.512
15 52 Clay Campbell/Martinsville VA Federated Auto Parts Chevrolet 50.163 179.415
16 44 Frank Kimmel/Clarksville IN Ansell-Menards Toyota 50.176 179.369
17 8 Cole Powell/Mt. Brydges Ontario Copps Buildall-Empire Racing Ford 50.229 179.179
18 54 Matt Kurzejewski/Mansfield PA Costy’s Used Truck Parts & Auto Parts Dodge 50.249 179.108
19 12 Jared Marks/Napoleon OH UNOH-Vital One Chevrolet 50.394 178.593
20 7 Scotty Hubler/Coplay PA Advanced Mobile Power Systems Chevrolet 50.399 178.575
21 13 Jeb Burton/Halifax VA Smokey Mountain Herbal Snuff Toyota 50.462 178.352
22 02 Mario Gosselin/Sainte-Marie Quebec Williams-Gosselin Racing Chevrolet 50.502 178.211
23 11 Benny Gordon/Dubois PA LightninFAST.com Ford 50.626 177.774
24 56 Derrick Lancaster/Christiansburg VA RGM Erectors-Glad Precision Dodge 50.723 177.434
25 3 Tom Buzze/Statesville NC Lane Southern Orchards Chevrolet 50.776 177.249
26 86 Bobby Grewohl/Hollister CA 989 On Demand Chevrolet 50.786 177.214
27 20 Scott Sheldon/Las Vegas NV Allegiant Travel Chevrolet 50.915 176.765
28 33 Kody Weisner/Muskegon MI UNOH-ZLOOP Chevrolet 50.957 176.620
29 68 Chris Bailey Jr./South Park PA Promo Specialties-Gary Yeomans Ford 51.303 175.428
30 40 Alx Danielsson/Storvreta Sweden Carter 2 Motorsports Dodge 51.472 174.852
31 25 Justin Boston/Baltimore MD ZLOOP Computer & Electronics Recycling-JACO Toyota Provisional
32 22 Tyler Reddick/Corning CA Broken Bow-Cunningham Motorsports Dodge Provisional
33 55 Leilani Munter/Rochester MN GO 100% Renewable Toyota Provisional
34 2 Thomas Praytor/Mobile AL ARCA-Mobile 200/DK-LOK Chevrolet Provisional
35 46 Maryeve Dufault/Sorel Quebec HotTVBrands.com-Tattle Tale Alarms Ford Provisional
36 97 Tim Viens/Daytona Beach FL Carter 2 Motorsports Dodge Provisional
37 06 Ed Pompa/Ballston Spa NY Milton CAT-Double H Ranch Chevrolet Provisional
38 0 Barry Fitzgerald/Sykesville MD OperationShoeBox-Race Against Drugs Ford Provisional
39 10 Dick Doheny/Ballston Spa NY Fast Track Driving School Chevrolet Provisional
40 5 Bobby Gerhart/Lebanon PA Lucas Oil-MAV TV American Real Chevrolet Provisional
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