Coors Light Pole Qualifying: #6 On Top In 2 NASCAR Series


Welcome NASCAR race fans to my NASCAR blog. NASCAR’s top two tiers are in Indianapolis this weekend. The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series held Coors Light Pole Qualifying at Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the 18th running of the Brickyard 400. While the NASCAR Nationwide Series qualified across town at the Lucas Oil Raceway for the 30th Annual Kroger 200. Sprint Cup drivers qualified first, and Brad Keselowski and Carl Edwards went across town to qualify for the Nationwide race.

As you know, qualifying order is first practice speeds, with the slowest going out first and the fastest on the track last. 77 Scott Wimmer came out first for Sprint Cup qualifying and failed to make the race. There were fourty-eight cars entered, so five had to go home. 48 Jimmie Johnson came out seventeenth and was on the provisional pole for twenty-six drivers. 6 David Ragan in his blue UPS car with Ned Jarrett on it captured the pole with a speed of 182.994 mph and 49.182 seconds around the 2.5 mile track. 4 Kasey Kahne will start second. 17 Matt Kenseth, fastest in practice starts ninth. 30 David Stremme, 38 Travis Kvapil, 46 Erik Darnell and 55 J. J. Yeley join Wimmer in not making the race.

In Nationwide, Scott Wimmer was also slowest in practice and came out first. However only 42 cars were entered, so he will race in Nationwide later on Saturday. 2 Elliott Sadler, third fastest in practice, clobbered the wall in his run. 6 Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. came out last and captured the Pole position with a speed of 108.278 mph and 22.81 seconds around this .686 mile track. 22 Keselowski starts second.

Two NASCAR races at two different tracks in Indy will see both of them with #6 starting first!

Brought to you by Sheila Hawley. I love NASCAR racing.



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