NNS: Brad Keselowski Wins Ford 300 Pole from Homestead-Miami Speedway

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Brad Keselowski will lead the field to the green flag for Saturday afternoon’s Ford 300 from the Homestead-Miami Speedway. Saturday’s pole makes this his fourth pole of the 2011 NASCAR Nationwide Series season, and 12th career pole in 168 NASCAR Nationwide Series starts.

Keselowski seemed pretty impressed with his car for Saturday afternoon’s race, “This is car No. 222 we built, so it’s obviously special because it’s all two’s, right?”

“The Penske guys built this car for Kansas and it was a rocket there, and its been very good here so far at Homestead.”

Elliott Sadler, who still holds a chance at winning the 2011 NASCAR Nationwide Series championship, will line up second for the Ford 300, turning a fast lap of 32.31 seconds.

This will Sadler’s 25th top-10 start this season, and his fourth in six races at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

“One race today. All or nothing. Let’s throw caution to the wind, and let’s try to win this thing and end the season on the best possible note we can,” said Sadler.

Current points leader and possible 2011 NNS champion, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., will start fourth for Saturday’s race.

Starting Lineup:

1. Brad Keselowski
2. Elliott Sadler
3. Carl Edwards
4. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
5. Jason Allgaier
6. Clint Bowyer
7. Denny Hamlin
8. Trevor Bayne
9. Joey Logano
10. Aric Almirola
11. Brian Scott
12. Danica Patrick
13. Sam Hornish Jr.
14. Jason Leffler
15. Michael Annett
16. Kenny Wallace
17. Mike Bliss
18. Blake Koch
19. James Buescher
20. Casey Roderick
21. David Stremme
22. Joe Nemechek
23. Reed Sorenson
24. Andrew Ranger
25. Josh Wise
26. Scott Speed
27. Steve Wallace
28. Matt Carter
29. Jeremy Clements
30. Scott Riggs
31. Mike Wallace
32. Stanton Barrett
33. Timmy Hill
34. Eric McClure
35. Nelson Piquet Jr.
36. Kevin Conway
37. Robert Richardson Jr.
38. Fain Skinner
39. Morgan Shepherd
40. TJ Duke
41. Kevin Lepage
42. Derrike Cope
43. Chase Miller

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