Friday, June 28, 2013

Pole Report: Nationwide Series Feed the Children 300 at Kentucky Speedway

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The NASCAR Nationwide Series revs its engines tonight for the second race of the weekend at Kentucky Speedway. On the heels of Thursday night’s victory for Ty Dillon, RCR’s Austin Dillon looks to return to victory lane in the Bluegrass State. The elder brother swept the track in 2012 earning wins in June and September. Dillon starts from the pole tonight, qualifying with a speed of 175.758 mph. This is Dillon’s fifth pole of the season and third at Kentucky Speedway.

Friday night’s race is slated to start at 7:30 with the green flag at 7:46. The telecast will air on ESPN.

Here's the full starting grid:

  1. Austin Dillon
  2. Travis Pastrana
  3. Sam Hornish Jr.
  4. Trevor Bayne
  5. Kyle Busch
  6. Elliott Sadler
  7. Justin Allgaier
  8. Matt Crafton
  9. Cole Whitt
  10. Alex Bowman
  11. Brian Vickers
  12. Parker Kligerman
  13. Michael Annett
  14. Regan Smith
  15. Brian Scott
  16. Brad Sweet
  17. Kevin Swindell
  18. Nelson Piquet Jr.
  19. Brad Keselowski
  20. Johanna Long
  21. Kyle Larson
  22. Joe Nemechek
  23. Jamie Dick
  24. Mike Bliss
  25. Landon Cassill
  26. Jeff Green
  27. Mike Wallace
  28. Reed Sorenson
  29. Ken Butler
  30. Blake Koch
  31. JJ Yeley
  32. Joey Gase
  33. Bryan Silas
  34. Harrison Rhodes
  35. Carl Long
  36. Derrike Cope
  37. Josh Wise
  38. Morgan Shepherd
  39. Jeremy Clements
  40. Eric McClure
Qualifying Notes:

Jeremy Clements crashed coming out of Turn 2 during his qualifying run making hard contact with the outside wall.  Clements was locked in to the field and will have to go to a backup car and start from the back.

Eric McClure did not make a qualifying run but was locked into the field.

DNQ: Dexter Stacey  - During his warm-up lap Stacy spun in Turn 3 but was allowed to start his qualifying run from scratch as he hadn't yet taken the green flag. Stacey was tracking to be the slowest of the qualifiers up to that point when he lost the car on his second qualifying lap and hit the wall ending his chances at making the race.

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