NASCAR Racing: Coors Light Pole Qualifying At Chicagoland

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Welcome NASCAR race fans to my NASCAR blog. This week NASCAR is at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, IL. Friday night Austin Dillon won the Fast Five 225 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race, finishing far ahead of Cup driver, Kevin Harvick.

Saturday was Coors Light Pole Qualifying. The NASCAR Nationwide Series held their qualifying session first. 11 Brian Scott came out thirty-fifth and hung onto the Pole position for the rest of the forty-eight drivers entered into the Dollar General 300 race to be run later in the afternoon. Scott had a speed of 176.748 mph and 30.552 seconds around this 1.5 mile track. 22 Brad Keselowski (Cup driver) will start second. No one has won this race from the front row. Perhaps that stat will change today. Tim Andrews, Angela Cope, Brian Keselowski, and Jennifer Jo Cobb failed to make the race.

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualified for the Geico 400 race next. 17 Matt Kenseth came out nineteenth and held onto the pole position for the rest of the forty-seven drivers entered. Those fastest in the first practice turned out to be the slowest in qualifying. Kenseth had a speed of 183.243 mph and 29.469 seconds around the track. They will race on Sunday afternoon. 27 Paul Menard will start second. Mike Skinner, Stephen Leicht, Dave Blaney and David Starr failed to make the race. This will be the first race in the Chase for the Sprint Cup.

Next up: Dollar General 300 NASCAR Nationwide race.

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

 

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