Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Earnhardt is a two-time winner of the Coke Zero 400 — including in 2015 — and also won the Daytona 500 twice as well, part of his 17 career wins in Daytona.
He announced in April that 2017 would be his last season racing full-time.
He won the pole position on Friday with a qualifying speed of 190.973 mph, narrowly beating out Chase Elliott, his Hendricks Sports teammate.
Earnhardt is still in search of his first win of the 2017 NASCAR season, and ranks 22nd in the Monster Energy Cup points standings heading into Saturday.