Circuit Giles Villeneuve (Montreal) Starting Lineup: Canadian Road Course Expert Jacques Villeneuve Wins Pole For NAPA Auto Parts 200

August 19, 2011 No Comments

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The field for Saturday’s Nationwide race at Montreal is filled with road course experts and world class racers from all areas of the world, but it was Canada’s own Jacques Villeneuve which conquered Friday’s qualifying session.

Villeneuve will lead the field to green on Saturday after turning a lap of 95.835 mph around the 2.71 mile road course. Alex Tagliani, who is making his NASCAR debut, will fill the front row.

Nationwide regular Jason Leffler qualified in third with Scott Speed in fourth and Michael McDowell in fifth. Robby Gordon, Steve Wallace, Patrick Carpentier, Owen Kelly and Justin Allgaier rounded out the top ten.

With the Sprint Cup Series racing in Michigan this weekend, several drivers practiced and qualified on Friday but will not race on Saturday.

Here are the drivers that qualified and who they qualified for:

Owen Kelly (Qualified 9th) – Marcos Ambrose
Billy Johnson (Qualified 14th) – Carl Edwards
Michel Jourdain Jr. (Qualified 17th) – Trevor Bayne
Kevin Conway (Qualified 40th) – Joe Nemechek

Ambrose, Edwards, Bayne and Nemechek will all start from the rear of the field

Here is the complete starting lineup:
1. Jacques Villeneuve
2. Alex Tagliani
3. Jason Leffler
4. Scott Speed
5. Michael McDowell
6. Robby Gordon
7. Steve Wallace
8. Patrick Carpentier
9. Owen Kelly (Ambrose)
10. Justin Allgaier
11. Andrew Ranger
12. Boris Said
13. Ron Fellows
14. Billy Johnson (Edwards)
15. Jason Bowles
16. Elliott Sadler
17. Michel Jourdain Jr. (Bayne)
18. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
19. Brian Scott
20. Aric Almirola
21. J.R. Fitzpatrick
22. Kyle Kelly
23. Reed Sorenson
24. Kenny Wallace
25. Danica Patrick
26. Alex Kennedy
27. Mike Wallace
28. Michael Annett
29. Mike Bliss
30. Jeff Green
31. Chris Cook
32. D.J. Kennington
33. Jean Francois Dumoulin
34. Timmy Hill
35. Tim George
36. Eric McClure
37. Luis Martinez Jr.
38. Tomy Drissi
39. Josh Wise
40. Kevin Conway (Nemechek)
41. Brett Rowe
42. Jeremy Clements
43. Blake Koch

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