Saturday, May 19, 2012

NNS Pole Report: Elliott Sadler wins pole at Iowa Speedway


While the Cup drivers prepared to rock and roll at the 2012 Sprint All-Star Race, the Nationwide Series drivers qualified at Iowa Speedway for the Pioneer Hi-Bred 250. Richard Childress Racing's Elliott Sadler snatched the top spot at the .875-mile track with a speed of 133.911, much slower than the track record time of 135.135 held by Ricky Stenhouse Jr. since August of 2009. Sadler's won 13 poles in his 174 Nationwide starts and this is his second of the year.

Stenhouse Jr. starts behind Sadler and second-place qualifier Sam Hornish Jr., with Michael McDowell, Justin Allgaier, Austin Dillon (fastest qualifying rookie), Brian Scott, Darrell Wallace Jr., Danica Patrick and Perker Kligerman rounding out the top ten.

Also of note, Travis Pastrana starts in 15th position in what will be his third Nationwide Series start, besting his previous efforts of 25th at both Richmond and Darlington.


Here's the lineup:
Pos.  #     Driver


1 2 Elliott Sadler
2 12 Sam Hornish Jr.
3 6 Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
4 18 Michael McDowell
5 31 Justin Allgaier
6 3 Austin Dillon
7 11 Brian Scott
8 20 Darrell Wallace Jr.
9 7 Danica Patrick
10 22 Parker Kligerman
11 30 Steve Arpin
12 88 Cole Whitt
13 33 Brendan Gaughan
14 24 Casey Roderick
15 99 Travis Pastrana
16 19 Tayler Malsam
17 51 Jeremy Clements
18 43 Michael Annett
19 70 Johanna Long
20 38 Brad Sweet
21 41 Timmy Hill
22 14 Jeff Green
23 44 Charles Lewandowski
24 81 Jason Bowles
25 87 Matt Carter
26 1 Mike Wallace
27 50 T.J. Bell
28 89 Morgan Shepherd
29 23 Jamie Dick
30 10 Kevin Lepage
31 54 Drew Herring
32 39 Josh Richards
33 40 Erik Darnell
34 52 Joey Gase
35 46 Chase Miller
36 4 Daryl Harr
37 8 Tim Andrews
38 15 Blake Koch
39 47 Tim Schendel
40 42 Matt Frahm
41 72 John Jackson
42 74 Mike Harmon
43 75 Mike Guerity

Tune in Sunday to ESPN at 1:30pm Eastern for all the action.


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