Rookie Takes First K&N Pro Pole Award At Richmond
RICHMOND, Va. — Rookie Nick Drake led a front-row sweep for Bill McAnally Racing Friday afternoon in qualifying for the evening’s Blue Ox 100 at Richmond International Raceway.
Drake, 18, put down a lap of 22.127 seconds (121.759 mph) around the .75-mile oval. He is making his fifth career NAScAR K&N Pro Series East start and his previous best starting position was 11th.
“It was kind of surprising. I haven’t been the best qualifier,” said Drake. “We worked on qualifying in practice a little bit. We kind of struggled on the first run and made a big improvement on the second run. We laid down a lap and edged out Cole for the pole. It was good.”
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