McDowell on pole for Nationwide race at Mid-Ohio

Michael McDowell has won the pole for the inaugural Nationwide

Children’s Hospital 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

McDowell had a lap speed of 96.243 around the twisting, 13-turn

road course. He edged A.J. Almendinger, who’ll start second, with

Owen Kelly third.

Rounding out the top 10 on the grid are Kyle Larson, Nelson

Piquet Jr., Regan Smith, Brian Vickers, Sam Hornish Jr., Parker

Kligerman and Max Papis.

Nationwide Series points leader Austin Dillon will start at the

back. He was unable to qualify because he is also replacing injured

Tony Stewart at the NASCAR race at Michigan International

Speedway.