QUALIFYING: Gilliland Earns First Pole

Proves To Be The Fastest In The K&N Pro East At New Smyrna

Brooke Franceschini, NASCAR
February 14, 2016 – 6:28pm

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. – Todd Gilliland is the man to beat at New Smyrna Speedway.

The 15-year-old piloted his No. 16 NAPA Auto Parts Toyota to the top of the charts during qualifying Sunday evening with time of 18.318 seconds to earn his first 21 Means 21 Pole Award.

Earlier in the day, the Sherrils Ford, N.C., driver was the overall fastest after two practice sessions for the Jet Tools 150.

Spencer Davis (18.350/) and Dominique Van Wieringen (18.359/) qualified in the second and third positions. While, Austin Theriault and Tyler Dippel rounded out the top five.

Kaz Grala, Jairo Avila Jr., Noah Gragson, Harrison Burton and Collin Cabre completed the top 10.

The green flag for the season-opening Jet Tools 150 is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.