Saturday, March 5, 2011

Pole Report: Sam's Town 300 (NNS - Vegas)


Carl Edwards won the pole for today's Sam's Town 300 Nationwide race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway with a lap of 181.824 mph (29.699 seconds). This is Edwards' first pole of the season and the first for the Ford Mustang since the model became the full-time Nationwide car for the manufacturer in 2011. This marks Edwards' 22nd pole in his Nationwide career and his second at Las Vegas.

The top three cars in qualifying topped 181 mph. Kyle Busch will start on the outside pole and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. will start third. Kevin Harvick and Mark Martin round out the top 5. Forty-three cars were entered so all made the field.

The Sam's Town 300 will be broadcast today at 3 p.m. ET on ABC from Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Green flag is estimated for 3:15 p.m. ET. Pre-race show starts at 2:30 p.m. ET. In some TV markets, alternate viewing choices are offered for the pre-show or some stations may join the race in progress. To see if you are affected, check the list here.

Starting lineup for the Sam's Town 300:

1. Carl Edwards
2. Kyle Busch
3. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
4. Kevin Harvick
5. Mark Martin
6. Elliott Sadler
7. Trevor Bayne
8. Reed Sorenson
9. Denny Hamlin
10. Justin Allgaier
11. Brad Keselowski
12. Michael Annett
13. Brian Scott
14. Aric Almirola
15. Kenny Wallace
16. Ryan Truex
17. Steve Wallace
18. Mike Wallace
19. Mike Bliss
20. Eric McClure
21. Kelly Bires
22. Danica Patrick
23. Jeremy Clements
24. J.J. Yeley
25. Kevin Lepage
26. Jason Leffler
27. Brett Rowe
28. Josh Wise
29. Shelby Howard
30. Jennifer Jo Cobb
31. Jeff Green
32. Scott Wimmer
33. Robert Richardson Jr.
34. Derrike Cope
35. Timmy Hill
36. Morgan Shepherd
37. Carl Long
38. Kevin Conway
39. Tim Andrews
40. Charles Lewandoski
41. Daryl Harr
42. Donnie Neuenberger
43. Joe Nemechek

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