Advertisement

 DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Danica Patrick has won the pole for the season-opening Nationwide Series race at Daytona.
Patrick became the first woman to secure the top qualifying spot in NASCAR's second-tier series since Shawna Robinson at Atlanta on March 12, 1994.
The former IndyCar star turned a fast lap of 49.250 seconds around the high-banked speedway, averaging 182.741 mph.
Trevor Bayne qualified second, followed by Elliott Sadler, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Austin Dillon.
Patrick is entering her first full-time season in the Nationwide Series, driving for JR Motorsports and team owner Earnhardt Jr. She also is making her Sprint Cup debut in the Daytona 500 on Sunday.
Former open-wheel driver Sam Hornish Jr. qualified sixth, just ahead of defending Sprint Cup champion Tony Stewart.

Recent NASCAR Discussions

NASCAR Odds

No NASCAR odds found

Nascar Top Stories

Thumbnail Careers for Veterans 200 Odds The NASCAR Camping World Truck Seriesis back in action this weekend when drivers compete in the Careers for Veterans...
Thumbnail Road America 180 Odds The NASCAR Xfinity Series heads to Wisconsin this weekend for the Road American 180. Here is a look at the odds to win this...
Thumbnail Pure Michigan 400 Odds The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series returns to Michigan this week for the Pure Michigan 400. Get a look at the odds to win this race.
Thumbnail Bass Pro Shops Night Race Picks The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drives under the lights tonight for the Bass Pro Shops Night Race. Here are some drivers we like to contend for the...
Thumbnail Food City 300 Picks The NASCAR Xfinity Series kicks off the racing weekend tonight with the Food City 300. Here are some drivers we like to...
More inNASCAR Articles  
Advertisement