Nationwide Series Starting Lineup at Kansas: Carl Edwards Wins Pole for Saturday’s Kansas Lottery 300

October 8, 2011 No Comments

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Carl Edwards will lead the field to green on Saturday after topping Nationwide qualifying with a lap of 31.483 seconds, 171.521 mph at Kansas Speedway.

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Edwards, a native of nearby Columbia, Missouri, earned his sixth pole of the 2011 season and 27th of his career, placing him just one away from Tommy Ellis for second on the series all-time poles list.

Brad Keselowski’s lap of 171.282 mph earned him the outside pole. Rookie Ryan Truex will start a career-best third with Paul Menard and Brian Scott starting fourth and fifth, respectively.

David Stremme, Aric Almirola, Joey Logano, points leader Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Jason Leffler rounded out the top 10 in Saturday morning’s qualifying session.

Elliott Sadler, facing a 22 point deficit heading into Kansas, will start 12th. Reed Sorenson, who was released from his ride this past week by Turner Motorsports despite sitting third in points (-49), will start 24th in the No. 82 for MacDonald Motorsports.

Dennis Setzer, Tim Andrews, Danny O’Quinn, Jennifer Jo Cobb and Mark Green failed to qualify for Saturday’s race.

Starting Lineup for the Kansas Lottery 300 (3:30 PM ET on ESPN 2):
1. Carl Edwards
2. Brad Keselowski
3. Ryan Truex
4. Paul Menard
5. Brian Scott
6. David Stremme
7. Aric Almirola
8. Joey Logano
9. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
10. Jason Leffler
11. Kenny Wallace
12. Elliott Sadler
13. Joe Nemechek
14. Brian Vickers
15. Danica Patrick
16. Steve Wallace
17. Trevor Bayne
18. Blake Koch
19. Kevin Harvick
20. Jeff Green
21. Justin Allgaier
22. Scott Riggs
23. Mike Bliss
24. Reed Sorenson
25. Michael Annett
26. Chase Miller
27 .Jeremy Clements
28. James Buescher
29. T.J. Bell
30. Charles Lewandoski
31. Timmy Hill
32. Mike Wallace
33. Morgan Shepherd
34. Johnny Chapman
35. Matt Carter
36. Eric McClure
37. Kevin Lepage
38. Carl Long
39. Derrike Cope
40. Josh Wise
41. Joey Gase
42. Angela Cope
43. J.J. Yeley

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