SPARTA, Ky. - Ty Dillon will lead the field to the green flag in tonight's 300 at Kentucky Speedway.

A lap of 175.690 mph was good enough for his second NASCAR Nationwide Series pole this season and first at Kentucky Speedway, where in 2013 he won a Camping World Truck Series race.

"We've had a fast car all weekend," said Dillon, who is third in the series points standings with seven races remaining. "I knew if I could put together a full lap we'd have a shot at the pole."

Dillon's effort in the No. 3 Chevrolet continued a strong showing by Richard Childress Racing cars. Each of the team's four entries qualified in the top five.

Sam Hornish Jr. broke up the part. He led the second segment of knockout qualifying and posted the second best lap (175.245 mph) in the third and final round in the No. 54 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota.

RCR drivers Brendan Gaughan, Cale Conley and Brian Scott swept the next three spots.

"All of our RCR cars have been super fast," Dillon said. "Proud of the effort we put forward. Kentucky is a track that we already feel like we have a lot of confidence coming to any time we come to it. To get a pole kind of keeps it going for us."

Series points leader Chase Elliott will start ninth in the No. 9 JR Motorsports Chevrolet with teammate Regan Smith starting 10th.

The race is scheduled to start at 7:45 p.m. It is the final stand-alone race on the Nationwide schedule.

If Dillon were to win tonight's race, it would be the first time brothers would hold race titles at Kentucky Speedway. Austin Dillon swept the two Nationwide races in 2012.