Lucas Oil Raceway Starting Lineup: Roush Fenway Racing Makes History as Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Wins Pole for Saturday Night’s Kroger 200

July 30, 2011 No Comments

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Roush Fenway Racing made history on Saturday, becoming the first team to earn the pole award at both Lucas Oil Raceway and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in the same season.

Just moments after RFR driver David Ragan captured the Sprint Cup pole for Sunday’s Brickyard 400, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. topped the qualifying charts for Saturday night’s Nationwide race.

Stenhouse Jr. was the last driver to qualify in Saturday’s session, turning a lap of 108.278 mph around the 1 mile oval to knock Brad Keselowski off of the provisional pole.

If making history wasn’t enough for Roush Fenway Racing, they will also have their two other drivers starting in the top five. Carl Edwards will start third and Trevor Bayne in fifth, with Justin Allgaier filling the fourth spot.

Late in qualifying, Elliott Sadler slammed the wall in turn one on his first qualifying lap. Sadler, who will start 42nd, currently sits third in points after breaking an axle and finishing 30th last week at Nashville.

Here is the full starting lineup for Saturday night’s Kroger 200:
1. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
2. Brad Keselowski
3. Carl Edwards
4. Justin Allgaier
5. Trevor Bayne
6. Brian Scott
7. Jason Leffler
8. Michael Annett
9. Michael McDowell
10. Steve Wallace
11. Kenny Wallace
12. Austin Dillon
13. Aric Almirola
14. Mike Bliss
15. Drew Herring
16. Reed Sorenson
17. James Buescher
18. David Stremme
19. Derrike Cope
20. Josh Wise
21. Joe Nemechek
22. Timmy Hill
23. Blake Koch
24. Mike Wallace
25. Eric McClure
26. Jeremy Clements
27. Jeff Green
28. Dennis Setzer
29. Mark Green
30. Tim Schendel
31. Tim Andrews
32. Morgan Shepherd
33. Matt Frahm
34. Fain Skinner
35. Mike Harmon
36. Charles Lewandoski
37. Chase Miller
38. Johnny Chapman
39. Danny O’Quinn Jr.
40. Scott Wimmer
41. Jennifer Jo Cobb
42. Elliott Sadler

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