Fifth Consecutive Pole for Chevrolet in the Great American Race
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (February 19, 2017) – For the second consecutive year, Chase Elliot put the No. 24 NAPA Chevrolet SS on the pole for the season-opening Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, Daytona 500. With a lap of 46.663 seconds/192.872 mph, the 2016 Cup Series Rookie-of-the-Year, claimed his third career pole.
In his return to competition after missing 18 races in 2016 recovering from symptoms of a concussion, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. qualified the No. 88 Nationwide Chevrolet SS in the second position, locking Chevrolet and Hendrick Motorsports into the front row for the 59th running of the Great American race.