Saturday, November 10, 2012

NNS Pole Report: Eventful qualifying at Phoenix International Raceway

It was an eventful Nationwide Series qualifying this afternoon at Phoenix International Speedway. Nur Ali qualified 4.5 seconds slower than the slowest car in the K&N Pro Series field, after hitting the wall during Nationwide Series practice on Friday. Additionally, points leader Elliott Sadler hit the wall during qualifying and will be starting in the sixteenth position.

In the end, Joey Logano came out on top with a lap of 27.145 seconds at 132.621 mph. This is Logano’s 22nd career Nationwide Series pole and 6th pole this season. Kyle Busch, Austin Dillon, Sam Hornish Jr., and Brian Vickers round out the top-5.

Here’s the lineup:
1. Joey Logano
2. Kyle Busch
3. Austin Dillon
4. Sam Hornish Jr.
5. Brian Vickers
6. Brad Keselowski
7. Kasey Kahne
8. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
9. Jason Leffler
10. Brian Scott
11. Brendan Gaughan
12. Justin Allgaier
13. Cole Whitt
14. Danica Patrick
15. Mike Bliss
16. Elliott Sadler
17. Michael Annett
18. Eric McClure
19. Jeff Green
20. Joe Nemechek
21. Jeremy Clements
22. Alex Bowman
23. Paulie Harraka
24. Blake Koch
25. Erik Darnell
26. Kevin Lepage
27. Jason Bowles
28. JJ Yeley
29. Josh Wise
30. Chase Miller
31. Tony Raines
32. Morgan Shepherd
33. Derrike Cope
34. Mike Wallace
35. Timmy Hill
36. Jamie Dick
37. Dexter Stacey
38. Daryl Harr
39. John Blankenship
40. Noel Dowler
41. Derek White
42. Nur Ali
43. Mike Harmon

Who did not make it:
Joey Gase
Carl Long

Television schedule:
Race at Phoenix- 3:30 p.m. ET Saturday on ESPN and RaceBuddy


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