The first week of Speedweeks in Daytona is in the books capped, off by Sunday's Sprint Cup qualifying session to set the front row for next Sunday's Daytona 500 and to set the lineups for Thursday night's Gatorade Duel under the lights.
But in this years qualifying, it was a mix of old and new.
Dale Earnhardt Junior was the first driver out and his fast lap topped the 195 mile an hour mark. Junior held the provisional pole for the first hour and a half of the session.
Trevor Bayne, the 2011 500 Champ, was 26th fastest in the Wood Brothers machine.
Ford had four of the ten fastest times. Greg Biffle was fastest of the bunch, making a turn at 195.818 miles an hour.
But the front row for the 500 belonged to two guys with Richard Childress power under the hood. Rookie Austin Dillon, the boss' grandson, driving the iconic number 3 made famous by the late Dale Earnhardt, posted the lap of the day at 196.019 miles an hour to claim the pole position.
Dillon turned a lap at 196.019 mph to win the pole.
Martin Truex, Jr. of Denver based Furniture Row Racing, was one of the last drivers out. He qualified second with a lap at 105.852 mph in a Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet that gets its engine from Childress.