Keselowski grabs Kentucky NASCAR Nationwide pole

bradkenpoleThe 2010 NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) champion, Brad Keselowski, with a qualifying lap speed of 175.313mph, captured the Coors Light Pole Award for tonight’s John R. Elliott HERO Campaign 300 at Kentucky Speedway.

Starting second on the outside pole with a qualifying lap speed of 174.250mph, will be Kyle Busch, followed by Paul Menard (174.087mph) starting third, Matt Kenseth (173.745) fourth and Brian Scott (173.477) starting fifth.

Series Rookie of the Year (ROTY) candidate, Chase Elliott (173.405mph) claimed the sixth starting position, while Kevin Harvick (173.277) starts seventh, ROTY candidate Ty Dillon (173.205) eighth, Ryan Blaney (173.088) ninth and Elliott Sadler (173.060) will round out the top-ten starting positions.

Failing to make the starting lineup were Chad Boat, Kevin Lepage, Tommy Jeo Martins, John Wes Townley, Morgan Shepherd, Carl Long and Matther Carter

The 14th annual John R. Elliott HERO Campaign 300 is scheduled to get under way around 8:20 p.m. (ET) this evening, and ESPN will provide television coverage beginning with their 7:30 p.m. (ET) NASCAR Countdown pre-race show.

John R. Elliott HERO Campaign 300 Qualifying Results
Pos. Car # Driver Best Speed Best Time Behind
1 22 Brad Keselowski (i) 175.313 30.802 Leader
2 54 Kyle Busch(i) 174.250 30.990 -0.188
3 33 Paul Menard (i) 174.087 31.019 -0.217
4 20 Matt Kenseth(i) 173.745 31.080 -0.278
5 2 Brian Scott 173.477 31.128 -0.326
6 9 Chase Elliott # 173.405 31.141 -0.339
7 5 Kevin Harvick (i) 173.277 31.164 -0.362
8 3 Ty Dillon # 173.205 31.177 -0.375
9 12 Ryan Blaney (i) 173.088 31.198 -0.396
10 11 Elliot Sadler 173.060 31.203 -0.401
11 42 Kyle Larson(i) 172.502 31.304 -0.502
12 62 Brendan Gaughan 172.491 31.306 -0.504
Eliminated From Round 2
13 6 Trevor Bayne 173.282 31.163 -0.361
14 7 Regan Smith 173.155 31.186 -0.384
15 16 Ryan Reed # 172.866 31.238 -0.436
16 39 Ryan Sieg # 172.002 31.395 -0.593
17 31 Dylan Kwasniewski # 171.097 31.561 -0.759
18 60 Chris Buescher # 170.924 31.593 -0.791
19 99 James Buescher 170.810 31.614 -0.812
20 28 J.J. Yeley 170.756 31.624 -0.822
21 98 Corey Lajoie (i) 170.692 31.636 -0.834
22 44 Blake Koch 170.600 31.653 -0.851
23 01 Landon Cassill 170.508 31.670 -0.868
24 19 Mike Bliss 169.721 31.817 -1.015
Eliminated From Round 1
25 43 Dakoda Armstrong # 170.546 31.663 -0.861
26 4 Jeffrey Earnhardt 170.229 31.722 -0.920
27 51 Jeremy Clements 170.213 31.725 -0.923
28 46 Matt DiBenedetto 170.159 31.735 -0.933
29 55 Jamie Dick 170.068 31.752 -0.950
30 40 Josh Wise(i) 170.041 31.757 -0.955
31 14 Eric McClure 170.025 31.760 -0.958
32 86 Jake Clum 169.742 31.813 -1.011
33 10 Jeff Green 169.625 31.835 -1.033
34 90 Martin Roy 169.449 31.868 -1.066
35 93 Kevin Lepage 168.655 32.018 -1.216
36 17 Tanner Berryhill # 167.957 32.151 -1.349
37 52 Joey Gase 166.225 32.486 -1.684
38 23 Josh Reaume Owner Points 30.802
39 87 Joe Nemechek(i) Owner Points 30.802
40 70 Derrike Cope 167.785 32.184 -1.382
41 13 Carl Long DNQ 30.802
42 25 John Wes Townley (i) DNQ 30.802
43 72 Matther Carter DNQ 30.802
44 74 Kevin Lepage DNQ 30.802
45 76 Tommy Joe Martins # DNQ 30.802
46 84 Chad Boat # DNQ 30.802
47 89 Morgan Shepherd DNQ 30.802

(i) Ineligible for Driver Points in this Series, # – Rookie

 

 

 

 

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