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Nationwide: Montreal - Qualifying times

Alex Tagliani, one of Canada's favourite motorsporting local heroes, will start Saturday afternoon's NAPA Auto Parts 200 from pole position at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.
Alex Tagliani - moonlighting from his regular driving duties in the IZOD IndyCar Series - flew the home colours for the Canadians with pole position at the NASCAR Nationwide Series outing in Montreal.

Tagliani recorded a time of 100.865s (96.688mph) in Friday evening qualifying at the 14-turn, 2.71-mile road course on the Ile de Notre Dame which played host to the F1 Grand Prix of Canada earlier this year.

Tagliani finished second in last year's race here, but this is his first pole position in four Nationwide Series race starts, after he edged out Sam Hornish Jr. by just four hundredths of a second for the top position.

Another local hero, Jacques Villeneuve, will start the NAPA Auto Parts 200 from third position - and will line up alongside Danica Patrick, whom he notoriously punted out of their last joint Nationwide Series outing at Road America two months ago.

Qualifying times

1. #30 Alex Tagliani Chevrolet 100.865s (Leader) 96.688mph
2. #12 Sam Hornish Jr. Dodge 100.905s (-0.040) 96.649mph
3. #22 Jacques Villeneuve Dodge 100.922s (-0.057) 96.633mph
4. #7 Danica Patrick Chevrolet 101.409s (-0.544) 96.169mph
5. #54 Owen Kelly Toyota 101.415s (-0.550) 96.163mph
6. #18 Michael McDowell Toyota 101.725s (-0.860) 95.870mph
7. #88 Cole Whitt* Chevrolet 101.742s (-0.877) 95.854mph
8. #5 Ron Fellows Chevrolet 101.769s (-0.904) 95.829mph
9. #60 Billy Johnson Ford 101.999s (-1.134) 95.613mph
10. #11 Brian Scott Toyota 102.031s (-1.166) 95.583mph
11. #33 Brendan Gaughan Chevrolet 102.058s (-1.193) 95.557mph
12. #27 Andrew Ranger Dodge 102.129s (-1.264) 95.491mph
13. #199 Patrick Carpentier Toyota 102.198s (-1.333) 95.426mph
14. #153 Eric Curran Dodge 102.500s (-1.635) 95.145mph
15. #31 Justin Allgaier Chevrolet 102.600s (-1.735) 95.053mph
16. #6 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford 102.613s (-1.748) 95.041mph
17. #2 Elliott Sadler Chevrolet 102.695s (-1.830) 94.965mph
18. #81 Jason Bowles* Toyota 103.087s (-2.222) 94.604mph
19. #3 Austin Dillon* Chevrolet 103.246s (-2.381) 94.458mph
20. #87 Alex Kennedy Toyota 103.370s (-2.505) 94.345mph
21. #38 Brad Sweet* Chevrolet 103.857s (-2.992) 93.902mph
22. #01 Mike Wallace Chevrolet 104.139s (-3.274) 93.648mph
23. #44 Mike Bliss Chevrolet 104.254s (-3.389) 93.545mph
24. #15 Chris Cook Chevrolet 104.267s (-3.402) 93.533mph
25. #10 Jeff Green Toyota 104.288s (-3.423) 93.514mph
26. #51 Jeremy Clements Chevrolet 104.474s (-3.609) 93.348mph
27. #159 Kyle Kelley Chevrolet 104.607s (-3.742) 93.229mph
28. #275 Kenny Habul Toyota 104.716s (-3.851) 93.132mph
29. #41 Timmy Hill Ford 104.863s (-3.998) 93.001mph
30. #42 Blake Koch Chevrolet 105.390s (-4.525) 92.536mph
31. #4 Daryl Harr Chevrolet 105.518s (-4.653) 92.424mph
32. #19 Tayler Malsam Toyota 105.579s (-4.714) 92.371mph
33. #43 Michael Annett Ford 105.754s (-4.889) 92.218mph
34. #40 Erik Darnell Chevrolet 105.809s (-4.944) 92.170mph
35. #108 Louis-Philippe Dumoulin Ford 105.847s (-4.982) 92.137mph
36. #39 Tim Andrews Ford 106.174s (-5.309) 91.853mph
37. #126 John Young Dodge 106.289s (-5.424) 91.754mph
38. #23 Dexter Stacey Chevrolet 106.543s (-5.678) 91.535mph
39. #70 Tony Raines Dodge 106.829s (-5.964) 91.290mph
40. #46 Chase Miller Chevrolet 107.171s (-6.306) 90.998mph
41. #14 Eric McClure Toyota 107.731s (-6.866) 90.525mph
42. #124 Derek White Chevrolet 108.599s (-7.734) 89.802mph
43. #47 Matt DiBenedetto Chevrolet 107.578s (-6.713) 90.654mph

Did Not Qualify

44. #52 Ryan Ellis Chevrolet 107.989s (-7.124) 90.309mph

Practice 2 times

1. #22 Jacques Villeneuve Dodge 100.653s (Leader) 96.891 mph
2. #30 Alex Tagliani Chevrolet 100.925s (-0.272) 96.630 mph
3. #60 Billy Johnson Ford 101.068s (-0.415) 96.493 mph
4. #7 Danica Patrick Chevrolet 101.391s (-0.738) 96.186 mph
5. #18 Michael McDowell Toyota 101.622s (-0.969) 95.967 mph
6. #5 Ron Fellows Chevrolet 101.707s (-1.054) 95.887 mph
7. #12 Sam Hornish Jr. Dodge 102.048s (-1.395) 95.567 mph
8. #199 Patrick Carpentier Toyota 102.075s (-1.422) 95.541 mph
9. #33 Brendan Gaughan Chevrolet 102.113s (-1.460) 95.506 mph
10. #88 Cole Whitt* Chevrolet 102.238s (-1.585) 95.389 mph
11. #31 Justin Allgaier Chevrolet 102.288s (-1.635) 95.343 mph
12. #54 Kyle Busch Toyota 102.417s (-1.764) 95.223 mph
13. #2 Elliott Sadler Chevrolet 102.642s (-1.989) 95.014 mph
14. #153 Eric Curran Dodge 102.750s (-2.097) 94.914 mph
15. #6 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford 103.050s (-2.397) 94.638 mph
16. #11 Brian Scott Toyota 103.076s (-2.423) 94.614 mph
17. #27 Andrew Ranger Dodge 103.127s (-2.474) 94.567 mph
18. #87 Alex Kennedy Toyota 103.134s (-2.481) 94.561 mph
19. #43 Michael Annett Ford 103.224s (-2.571) 94.478 mph
20. #51 Jeremy Clements Chevrolet 103.406s (-2.753) 94.312 mph
21. #38 Brad Sweet* Chevrolet 103.561s (-2.908) 94.171 mph
22. #81 Jason Bowles* Toyota 103.592s (-2.939) 94.142 mph
23. #01 Mike Wallace Chevrolet 104.245s (-3.592) 93.553 mph
24. #275 Kenny Habul Toyota 104.316s (-3.663) 93.489 mph
25. #3 Austin Dillon* Chevrolet 104.468s (-3.815) 93.353 mph
26. #44 Mike Bliss Chevrolet 104.570s (-3.917) 93.262 mph
27. #108 Louis-Philippe Dumoulin Ford 104.904s (-4.251) 92.965 mph
28. #42 Blake Koch Chevrolet 105.482s (-4.829) 92.456 mph
29. #4 Daryl Harr Chevrolet 105.903s (-5.250) 92.088 mph
30. #10 Jeff Green Toyota 106.159s (-5.506) 91.866 mph
31. #39 Tim Andrews Ford 106.555s (-5.902) 91.525 mph
32. #46 Chase Miller Chevrolet 107.146s (-6.493) 91.020 mph
33. #23 Dexter Stacey Chevrolet 107.154s (-6.501) 91.013 mph
34. #14 Eric McClure Toyota 107.490s (-6.837) 90.728 mph
35. #47 Matt DiBenedetto Chevrolet 107.510s (-6.857) 90.712 mph
36. #40 Erik Darnell Chevrolet 107.845s (-7.192) 90.430 mph
37. #124 Derek White Chevrolet 108.397s (-7.744) 89.969 mph
38. #52 Ryan Ellis Chevrolet 108.994s (-8.341) 89.477 mph
39. #159 Kyle Kelley Chevrolet
40. #41 Timmy Hill Ford
41. #70 Tony Raines Dodge
42. #126 John Young Dodge
43. #15 Chris Cook Chevrolet
44. #19 Tayler Malsam Toyota

Practice 1 times

1. #22 Jacques Villeneuve Dodge 101.262s (Leader) 96.309 mph
2. #12 Sam Hornish Jr. Dodge 101.519s (-0.257) 96.065 mph
3. #54 Owen Kelly Toyota 101.549s (-0.287) 96.036 mph
4. #5 Ron Fellows Chevrolet 101.844s (-0.582) 95.758 mph
5. #30 Alex Tagliani Chevrolet 101.848s (-0.586) 95.755 mph
6. #60 Billy Johnson Ford 101.869s (-0.607) 95.735 mph
7. #7 Danica Patrick Chevrolet 102.043s (-0.781) 95.572 mph
8. #18 Michael McDowell Toyota 102.049s (-0.787) 96.442 mph
9. #31 Justin Allgaier Chevrolet 102.295s (-1.033) 95.336 mph
10. #27 Andrew Ranger Dodge 102.449s (-1.187) 95.193 mph
11. #6 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford 102.661s (-1.399) 94.996 mph
12. #199 Patrick Carpentier Toyota 102.724s (-1.462) 94.938 mph
13. #2 Elliott Sadler Chevrolet 102.787s (-1.525) 94.880 mph
14. #88 Cole Whitt* Chevrolet 102.926s (-1.664) 94.752 mph
15. #153 Eric Curran Dodge 103.034s (-1.772) 94.652 mph
16. #33 Brendan Gaughan Chevrolet 103.279s (-2.017) 94.428 mph
17. #81 Jason Bowles* Toyota 103.440s (-2.178) 94.281 mph
18. #43 Michael Annett Ford 103.578s (-2.316) 94.155 mph
19. #11 Brian Scott Toyota 103.886s (-2.624) 93.876 mph
20. #41 Timmy Hill Ford 103.975s (-2.713) 93.796 mph
21. #87 Alex Kennedy Toyota 103.999s (-2.737) 93.774 mph
22. #15 Chris Cook Chevrolet 104.393s (-3.131) 93.420 mph
23. #01 Mike Wallace Chevrolet 104.544s (-3.282) 93.285 mph
24. #38 Brad Sweet* Chevrolet 104.809s (-3.547) 93.049 mph
25. #44 Mike Bliss Chevrolet 104.835s (-3.573) 93.026 mph
26. #108 Louis-Philippe Dumoulin Ford 105.485s (-4.223) 92.453 mph
27. #51 Jeremy Clements Chevrolet 105.692s (-4.430) 92.272 mph
28. #10 Jeff Green Toyota 106.110s (-4.848) 91.908 mph
29. #126 John Young Dodge 106.573s (-5.311) 91.509 mph
30. #14 Eric McClure Toyota 106.988s (-5.726) 91.154 mph
31. #39 Tim Andrews Ford 107.018s (-5.756) 91.129 mph
32. #4 Daryl Harr Chevrolet 107.410s (-6.148) 90.796 mph
33. #19 Tayler Malsam Toyota 107.463s (-6.201) 90.751 mph
34. #70 Tony Raines Dodge 107.574s (-6.312) 90.658 mph
35. #40 Erik Darnell Chevrolet 107.953s (-6.691) 90.339 mph
36. #124 Derek White Chevrolet 108.012s (-6.750) 90.290 mph
37. #23 Dexter Stacey Chevrolet 108.722s (-7.460) 89.700 mph
38. #275 Kenny Habul Toyota 110.349s (-9.087) 88.378 mph
39. #52 Ryan Ellis Chevrolet 110.375s (-9.113) 88.357 mph
40. #42 Blake Koch Chevrolet 110.389s (-9.127) 88.346 mph
41. #46 Chase Miller Chevrolet 110.534s (-9.272) 88.230 mph
42. #47 Matt DiBenedetto Chevrolet 110.911s (-9.649) 87.930 mph
43. #3 Austin Dillon* Chevrolet
44. #159 Kyle Kelley Chevrolet



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August 18, 2012 2:14 AM

Danica Patrick qualified 4th got to admit she's more than just a hot chick. She can drive a race car. Stock cars are beasts gotta have some talent!



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