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Bayne on pole for Nationwide opener

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP)

Former Daytona 500 winner Trevor Bayne will start from the pole in the Nationwide Series season opener.

BOOGITY! BOOGITY! BOOGITY!

NASCAR on FOX brings live coverage of the Sprint Cup race at Dover International Speedway on Sunday. The green flag drops at 1 p.m. ET, with coverage on FOX beginning at 12:30 p.m. ET.

Bayne turned the fast lap during qualifying at Daytona International Speedway on Friday, averaging 177.162 mph around the 2 1/2-mile superspeedway.

Bayne is driving the No. 6 Ford for Roush Fenway Racing, the car Ricky Stenhouse Jr. piloted to the last two championships in the second-tier series.

Sam Hornish Jr. will start second, followed by Parker Kligerman, Travis Pastrana and Austin Dillon.

Full-time Sprint Cup Series drivers Kyle Busch (seventh), Matt Kenseth (ninth), Tony Stewart (10th), Brad Keselowski (11th), Danica Patrick (12th), Dale Earnhardt Jr. (13th) and Kasey Kahne (19th) also are entered in Saturday's 300-mile race.

Kyle Larson, a rising star in NASCAR's ranks, will start 21st in his Nationwide debut.

Tagged: Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Dale Earnhardt Jr., Sam Hornish Jr., Trevor Bayne

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