Welcome NASCAR race fans to my NASCAR blog. Coors Light Pole Qualifying took place Saturday morning at Watkins Glen International for both the NASCAR Nationwide Series and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. First was the Nationwide drivers with the European style of qualifying for the Zippo 200. They came out slowest to fastest as always, but in this style, they came out in groups of six. They raced for about five minutes and took the best lap. The brothers Busch will start the race from the Front Row with 22 Kurt, filling in for team mate Brad Keselowski, on the Pole with a speed of 123.241 mph and 71.567 seconds around the 2.45 mile road course. That’s one minute, 11.567 seconds. Brother Kyle in the 18 car starts second. Chase Miller, Brian Keselowski, Tomy Drissi, Brian Simo and Tim Andrews failed to qualify for the race starting right now!
On the Cup side, they qualified the regular way, each running one lap. Sixteen drivers broke the old track record! 11 Denny Hamlin tried too hard and spun out. He will start the Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips At The Glen from the rear. Bobby Labonte, Regan Smith, Jimmie Johnson and Marcos Ambrose all spent time on the Pole position. A. J. Allmendinger knocked team mate Ambrose off the Pole. But fastest in practice and coming out last, Kyle Busch captured the Pole with a speed of 126.421 mph and 69.767 seconds around the track. That’s one minute, 9.767 seconds. P. J. Jones, Brian Simo and Dave Blaney will not race on Sunday.
I have to go watch the Nationwide race. I shall return.
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