Saturday, March 23, 2013

NNS Pole Report: Kyle Busch captures the Coors Light Pole Award, Joe Gibbs Racing rolls off the grid 1, 2, 3

Photo Credit: Tom Pennington/NASCAR

Kyle Busch, driver of the No. 54 Monster Energy Toyota, won the Coors Light Pole award for the Royal Purple 300 with a speed of 178.607 in 40.312 seconds. This marks his 28th pole in the Nationwide Series and second pole of the 2013 season.

Notable Qualifying Facts:
  • Joe Gibbs Racing captured the top three qualifying spots (Kyle Busch P1, Elliott Sadler P2 & Brian Vickers P3)
  • Nelson Piquet Jr was the fastest qualifying rookie, fifth
Starting Lineup:
  1. Kyle Busch
  2. Elliott Sadler
  3. Brian Vickers
  4. Brad Keselowski
  5. Nelson Piquet Jr
  6. Alex Bowman
  7. Sam Hornish Jr
  8. Parker Kligerman
  9. Kyle Larson
  10. Mike Bliss
  11. Austin Dillon
  12. Brian Scott
  13. Dakoda Armstrong
  14. Travis Pastrana
  15. Trevor Bayne
  16. Regan Smith
  17. Kevin Swindell
  18. Justin Allgaier
  19. Reed Sorenson
  20. Jeff Green
  21. Brad Sweet
  22. Joe Nemechek
  23. Jeremy Clements
  24. Josh Wise
  25. Scott Riggs
  26. Mike Wallace
  27. Landon Cassill 
  28. Paulie Harraka
  29. Jamie Dick
  30. Michael McDowell
  31. J.J. Yeley
  32. Joey Gase
  33. Blake Koch
  34. Hal Martin
  35. Jason White
  36. Carl Long
  37. Eric McClure
  38. Juan Carlos Blum
  39. Mike Harmon
  40. Dexter Stacey

    DNQ: Tony Raines, Chase Miller
The Royal Purple 300 at Auto Club Speedway will be broadcast on ESPN today at 5 p.m. ET

Unique Hiram is an Associate Editor/Contributing Writer/Media Rep for Skirts and Scuffs. Additionally, she is also the author of "Fast Lane Poetry," which was published April 2011. Unique can be contacted via email or through Twitter.


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