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Nationwide - Kentucky - Qualifying

Elliott Sadler claimed pole position for Friday night's Nationwide race, but Kyle Busch's hopes for a triple crown at Kentucky took a hit with a qualifying session crash.
Elliott Sadler claimed his eighth career Nationwide pole and his second of the season at Kentucky with a time of 31.082s, one hundreth of a second ahead of Carl Edwards who will start Friday night's Feed the Children 300 at Kentucky Speedway alongside him on the front row of the grid.

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. claimed third place on the grid, while Joey Logano - who has started from pole for the last three races at Kentucky - was bumped down to fourth place. The top ten drivers all passed the 172mph mark during the qualifying session.

Kyle Busch's hopes for a shot at a triple crown weekend, having already won the Truck Series race on Thursday evening, took a serious hit when he crashed his Nationwide car on his first qualifying lap. He will take to a back-up car for the race, which means he will start from the back of the field.

Danny Efland and Carl Long failed to make the 43-car field.

The race is scheduled for 7.30pm ET on Friday evening.

Qualifying times

1. #2 Elliott Sadler Chevrolet 31.082s (Leader) 173.734mph
2. #60 Carl Edwards Ford 31.092s (-0.010) 173.678mph
3. #6 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford 31.122s (-0.040) 173.511mph
4. #20 Joey Logano Toyota 31.147s (-0.065) 173.371mph
5. #22 Brad Keselowski Dodge 31.177s (-0.095) 173.205mph
6. #33 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 31.202s (-0.120) 173.066mph
7. #11 Brian Scott Toyota 31.241s (-0.159) 172.850mph
8. #31 Justin Allgaier Chevrolet 31.292s (-0.210) 172.568mph
9. #66 Steve Wallace Toyota 31.305s (-0.223) 172.496mph
10. #16 Trevor Bayne Ford 31.323s (-0.241) 172.397mph
11. #30 Reed Sorenson Chevrolet 31.513s (-0.431) 171.358mph
12. #32 Mark Martin Chevrolet 31.561s (-0.479) 171.097mph
13. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 31.575s (-0.493) 171.021mph
14. #38 Jason Leffler Chevrolet 31.638s (-0.556) 170.681mph
15. #39 Will Kimmel III Ford 31.675s (-0.593) 170.482mph
16. #19 Mike Bliss Chevrolet 31.702s (-0.620) 170.336mph
17. #01 Mike Wallace Chevrolet 31.756s (-0.674) 170.047mph
18. #7 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet 31.765s (-0.683) 169.998mph
19. #09 Kenny Wallace Toyota 31.795s (-0.713) 169.838mph
20. #88 Aric Almirola Chevrolet 31.813s (-0.731) 169.742mph
21. #62 Michael Annett Toyota 31.980s (-0.898) 168.855mph
22. #28 Derrike Cope Chevrolet 32.144s (-1.062) 167.994mph
23. #70 David Stremme Chevrolet 32.166s (-1.084) 167.879mph
24. #172 John Jackson Toyota 32.208s (-1.126) 167.660mph
25. #44 Jeff Green Chevrolet 32.243s (-1.161) 167.478mph
26. #164 David Reutimann Toyota 32.245s (-1.163) 167.468mph
27. #81 Blake Koch* Dodge 32.246s (-1.164) 167.463mph
28. #103 Scott Riggs Dodge 32.249s (-1.167) 167.447mph
29. #113 Jennifer Jo Cobb* Dodge 32.295s (-1.213) 167.208mph
30. #89 Morgan Shepherd Chevrolet 32.306s (-1.224) 167.152mph
31. #49 Dennis Setzer Chevrolet 32.412s (-1.330) 166.605mph
32. #14 Eric McClure Chevrolet 32.455s (-1.373) 166.384mph
33. #146 Chase Miller Chevrolet 32.483s (-1.401) 166.241mph
34. #15 Timmy Hill* Ford 32.582s (-1.500) 165.736mph
35. #52 Kevin Lepage Chevrolet 32.675s (-1.593) 165.264mph
36. #142 Tim Andrews Chevrolet 32.693s (-1.611) 165.173mph
37. #175 Johnny Chapman Chevrolet 32.760s (-1.678) 164.835mph
38. #102 Jamie Dick Chevrolet 32.967s (-1.885) 163.800mph
39. #40 Charles Lewandoski* Chevrolet 32.981s (-1.899) 163.731mph
40. #23 Robert Richardson Jr. Chevrolet 33.747s (-2.665) 160.014mph
41. #18 Kyle Busch+ Toyota
42. #51 Jeremy Clements+ Chevrolet
43. #174 Mike Harmon Chevrolet 33.285s (-2.203) 162.235mph

Did Not Qualify

44. #147 Danny Efland Chevrolet 33.287s (-2.205) 162.225mph
45. #141 Carl Long Ford 45.142s (-14.060) 119.622mph

* Denotes Rookie
+ Set by owner points

Practice 2

Friday morning practice was delayed briefly while the track was dried following overnight rain, and then ended early when the rain returned.

1. #60 Carl Edwards Ford 31.207s (Leader) 173.038 mph
2. #2 Elliott Sadler Chevrolet 31.276s (-0.069) 172.656 mph
3. #66 Steve Wallace Toyota 31.334s (-0.127) 172.337 mph
4. #11 Brian Scott Toyota 31.357s (-0.150) 172.210 mph
5. #30 Reed Sorenson Chevrolet 31.423s (-0.216) 171.849 mph
6. #33 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 31.433s (-0.226) 171.794 mph
7. #38 Jason Leffler Chevrolet 31.445s (-0.238) 171.728 mph
8. #6 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford 31.456s (-0.249) 171.668 mph
9. #19 Mike Bliss Chevrolet 31.464s (-0.257) 171.625 mph
10. #16 Trevor Bayne Ford 31.472s (-0.265) 171.581 mph
11. #88 Aric Almirola Chevrolet 31.508s (-0.301) 171.385 mph
12. #09 Kenny Wallace Toyota 31.510s (-0.303) 171.374 mph
13. #7 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet 31.570s (-0.363) 171.048 mph
14. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 31.583s (-0.376) 170.978 mph
15. #51 Jeremy Clements Chevrolet 31.589s (-0.382) 170.946 mph
16. #20 Joey Logano Toyota 31.611s (-0.404) 170.827 mph
17. #62 Michael Annett Toyota 31.666s (-0.459) 170.530 mph
18. #32 Mark Martin Chevrolet 31.681s (-0.474) 170.449 mph
19. #31 Justin Allgaier Chevrolet 31.722s (-0.515) 170.229 mph
20. #22 Brad Keselowski Dodge 31.741s (-0.534) 170.127 mph
21. #01 Mike Wallace Chevrolet 31.796s (-0.589) 169.833 mph
22. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 31.799s (-0.592) 169.817 mph
23. #164 David Reutimann Toyota 31.909s (-0.702) 169.231 mph
24. #44 Jeff Green Chevrolet 32.028s (-0.821) 168.602 mph
25. #39 Will Kimmel III Ford 32.178s (-0.971) 167.816 mph
26. #28 Derrike Cope Chevrolet 32.227s (-1.020) 167.561 mph
27. #103 Scott Riggs Dodge 32.295s (-1.088) 167.208 mph
28. #14 Eric McClure Chevrolet 32.406s (-1.199) 166.636 mph
29. #142 Tim Andrews Chevrolet 32.458s (-1.251) 166.369 mph
30. #70 David Stremme Chevrolet 32.527s (-1.320) 166.016 mph
31. #113 Jennifer Jo Cobb* Dodge 32.528s (-1.321) 166.011 mph
32. #89 Morgan Shepherd Chevrolet 32.607s (-1.400) 165.609 mph
33. #146 Chase Miller Chevrolet 32.677s (-1.470) 165.254 mph
34. #81 Blake Koch* Dodge 32.683s (-1.476) 165.223 mph
35. #52 Kevin Lepage Chevrolet 32.749s (-1.542) 164.891 mph
36. #15 Timmy Hill* Ford 32.757s (-1.550) 164.850 mph
37. #102 Jamie Dick Chevrolet 32.951s (-1.744) 163.880 mph
38. #141 Carl Long Ford 33.117s (-1.910) 163.058 mph
39. #175 Johnny Chapman Chevrolet 33.403s (-2.196) 161.662 mph
40. #147 Danny Efland Chevrolet 34.398s (-3.191) 156.986 mph
41. #40 Charles Lewandoski* Chevrolet 38.218s (-7.011) 141.295 mph
42. #49 Dennis Setzer Chevrolet
43. #172 John Jackson Toyota
44. #174 Mike Harmon Chevrolet
45. #23 Robert Richardson Jr. Chevrolet

Practice 1

1. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 31.319s (Leader) 172.419 mph
2. #60 Carl Edwards Ford 31.436s (-0.117) 171.778 mph
3. #22 Brad Keselowski Dodge 31.465s (-0.146) 171.619 mph
4. #2 Elliott Sadler Chevrolet 31.488s (-0.169) 171.494 mph
5. #20 Joey Logano Toyota 31.500s (-0.181) 171.429 mph
6. #33 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 31.518s (-0.199) 171.331 mph
7. #6 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford 31.571s (-0.252) 171.043 mph
8. #38 Jason Leffler Chevrolet 31.679s (-0.360) 170.460 mph
9. #32 Mark Martin Chevrolet 31.696s (-0.377) 170.368 mph
10. #11 Brian Scott Toyota 31.744s (-0.425) 170.111 mph
11. #88 Aric Almirola Chevrolet 31.782s (-0.463) 169.908 mph
12. #31 Justin Allgaier Chevrolet 31.838s (-0.519) 169.609 mph
13. #30 Reed Sorenson Chevrolet 31.853s (-0.534) 169.529 mph
14. #66 Steve Wallace Toyota 31.861s (-0.542) 169.486 mph
15. #16 Trevor Bayne Ford 31.877s (-0.558) 169.401 mph
16. #7 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet 31.921s (-0.602) 169.168 mph
17. #19 Mike Bliss Chevrolet 31.963s (-0.644) 168.945 mph
18. #164 David Reutimann Toyota 31.986s (-0.667) 168.824 mph
19. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 31.988s (-0.669) 168.813 mph
20. #09 Kenny Wallace Toyota 32.074s (-0.755) 168.361 mph
21. #70 David Stremme Chevrolet 32.105s (-0.786) 168.198 mph
22. #51 Jeremy Clements Chevrolet 32.109s (-0.790) 168.177 mph
23. #62 Michael Annett Toyota 32.128s (-0.809) 168.078 mph
24. #39 Will Kimmel III Ford 32.461s (-1.142) 166.354 mph
25. #14 Eric McClure Chevrolet 32.468s (-1.149) 166.318 mph
26. #44 Jeff Green Chevrolet 32.526s (-1.207) 166.021 mph
27. #49 Dennis Setzer Chevrolet 32.607s (-1.288) 165.609 mph
28. #01 Mike Wallace Chevrolet 32.710s (-1.391) 165.087 mph
29. #89 Morgan Shepherd Chevrolet 32.846s (-1.527) 164.404 mph
30. #103 Scott Riggs Dodge 32.930s (-1.611) 163.984 mph
31. #28 Derrike Cope Chevrolet 32.934s (-1.615) 163.964 mph
32. #81 Blake Koch* Dodge 33.058s (-1.739) 163.349 mph
33. #15 Timmy Hill* Ford 33.068s (-1.749) 163.300 mph
34. #52 Kevin Lepage Chevrolet 33.191s (-1.872) 162.695 mph
35. #174 Mike Harmon Chevrolet 33.249s (-1.930) 162.411 mph
36. #172 John Jackson Toyota 33.383s (-2.064) 161.759 mph
37. #141 Carl Long Ford 33.490s (-2.171) 161.242 mph
38. #102 Jamie Dick Chevrolet 33.580s (-2.261) 160.810 mph
39. #23 Robert Richardson Jr. Chevrolet 33.610s (-2.291) 160.667 mph
40. #175 Johnny Chapman Chevrolet 33.762s (-2.443) 159.943 mph
41. #113 Jennifer Jo Cobb* Dodge 34.011s (-2.692) 158.772 mph
42. #40 Charles Lewandoski* Chevrolet
43. #142 Tim Andrews Chevrolet
44. #146 Chase Miller Chevrolet
45. #147 Danny Efland Chevrolet



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