Coors Light Pole Qualifying At Homestead

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Welcome NASCAR race fans to my NASCAR blog. Coors Light Pole Qualifying took place on Saturday afternoon for the upcoming last two races of the NASCAR season at the Homestead-Miami Speedway. As you know, the qualifying line up is according to practice speeds from the first practice session. The slowest come out first and the fastest come out last. This makes for a new Pole sitter almost every driver out. But of course, it never really works out that way.

The NASCAR Nationwide Series qualified for the Ford 300 race to be held later on Saturday. 2 Elliott Sadler came onto the track third from the end and sat on the Pole. Next was 60 Carl Edwards, going for the Owners championship, but could not do better than second. Last to come out was 22 Brad Keselowski. He knocked Elliot off the pole with a speed of 167.660 mph and 32.208 seconds around this 1.5 mile track.

Forty-nine cars were entered, so six will go home. These are Johnny Chapman, Jennifer Jo Cobb, Mark Green, Jeff Green, Jake Crum and T. J. Bell. The Ford 300 will be raced on Saturday, late afternoon.

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualified for the Ford 400 right after Nationwide qualifying. 56 Martin Truex, Jr. held onto the Pole position for quite awhile until the fastest in practice came out to qualify. Next to last was 99 Carl Edwards, who knocked Martin off the pole with a speed of 175.467 mph and 30.775 seconds around the track. 88 Dale Earnhardt, Jr., fastest in practice, came out last, but only qualified eleventh.

Carl Edwards is three points ahead of Tony Stewart and will start from the Pole for the Ford 400 race on Sunday. One of them will be crowned Champion after the race. The six drivers that did not qualify for the race are Dennis Setzer, Grant Enfinger, Mike Skinner, Reed Sorenson (in the 7 car while Robby Gordon is off racing in the Baha 1000 race in the desert) Scott Speed and Scott Riggs.

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

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