"I thought I had it in my hands (last year) and that one slipped away," Eslick said. "To get it this year, means a lot. It hasn’t sunk in yet, I don’t think. Maybe tomorrow when I see that Rolex it will be a little different. It’s great. It’s good momentum to get the season started off on the right foot." Rounding out the front row will be Team Graves Yamaha riders Tommy Aquino and Josh Herrin.Other notable qualifying efforts include 2007 Daytona 200 champion Steve Rapp (fifth), Michael Barnes (12th), MPH Racing’s Melissa Paris (28th) and 1989 Daytona 200 champion John Ashmead 38th.The Daytona 200 will go green under the lights on Friday night at 8 p.m.