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Grant Quinlan poses following his pole run in NASCAR K&N Pro Series East qualifying at South Boston Speedway for Saturday's Who's Your Driver Twin 100's. (Barry Cantrell, NKP)

QUALIFYING: Grant Quinlan Earns First Career Pole Over DGR Duo

SOUTH BOSTON, Va. — For the first time in 2018, somebody other than a DGR-Crosley car will lead the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East to the green flag.

Grant Quinlan put the No. 30 International Tool and Mold Ford for Rette-Jones Racing on the pole for the first time in the Canadian driver’s career when group qualifying concluded from South Boston Speedway.

Quinlan turned a lap of 14.688 seconds, good enough for not only the first starting position, but also the new K&N Pro East track record at South Boston.

The previous track record was laid down last season by Chase Cabre (14.711)

Quinlan has two top fives and three top 10’s on his K&N Pro East resume. His previous best start was third at Columbus in 2015. This season, he has finishes of 19th (Bristol) and fifth (Langley).

DGR-Crosley teammates Tyler Dippel and Tyler Ankrum will roll off second and third, respectively, with Spencer Davis and Anthony Alfredo rounding out the top five.

Marcos Gomes, Ronnie Bassett Jr., Dillon Bassett, Chase Cabre and Rueben Garcia Jr. complete the top 10.

D. Bassett will be forced to start at the rear of the field after crashing his car in qualifying, forcing the No. 44 to go to a back-up.

The green flag for the Who’s Your Driver Twin 100 first race is scheduled to fly at 7 p.m. ET with the second race set to begin at approximately 9:15 p.m. ET.


Grant Quinlan on his pole run in NASCAR K&N Pro Series East qualifying Saturday at South Boston Speedway for Saturday’s Who’s Your Driver Twin 100’s. (Barry Cantrell, NKP)