Updated 10:45 p.m.
His lap time of 1:30.426 was less than a second and a half behind the provisional pole winner, Martin Cardenas.
The puts Nash in the middle of the provisional second row for Saturday afternoon's race.
He talks about how he got started with motorcycles and traces his pro career since he began four years ago at age 15, including the tough competition he faces now in the GoPro Daytona SportBike class. (He told brake maker Galfer in December that he first raced around the neighborhood at age 5.)
He says he’s pumped about all the friends and family who will be cheering him at the Braselton track this weekend.
Nash’s class is due to practice at 1 p.m. today and start qualifying at 4. Final qualifying starts at 8:55 a.m. Saturday, and 20-lap races on the 2.55-mile track are set for 2 p.m. Saturday and 2:15 p.m. Sunday.
Tickets are $20 today and $40 each for Saturday and Sunday, $65 for a Saturday-Sunday pass, and $80 for all three days. Parking is free.
The Speed cable network will have same-day taped coverage of the races at 8:30 p.m. Saturday and 11 p.m. Sunday.