NNS: Joey Logano sits on pole for History 300

May 26, 2012 No Comments

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Joey Logano certainly dressed up for the occasion that turned out to be his third pole run of the season.

His No.20 Toyota that is sponsored by Gamestop, is sponsored by the new game Hitman 3 and because of that, Logano is wearing a special fire suit that is designed to look like a Black and white tailored suit with a red tie.

As it turned out, Logano’s Toyota was the fastest in all of qualifying. With a lap of 30.157 seconds/ 179.063 mph Logano was able to capture his third pole of 2012.

Qualifing in the second position was rookie Austin Dillon. Although Dillon was able to qualify second his laps had an unusual twist.

Right as Dillon took the track for his warm-up lap, teammate Joey Coulter, was finishing up his qualifying lap, but as Coulter came out of turns three and four, Coulter spun his car and spewed grass and other possible debris on the front stretch.

Because of that, Dillon was called to pit road, despite the fact that he had already put heat into his tires and engine, something that could negatively affect his qualifying lap. Dillon was allowed to come to pit road to cool his engine and have his tires re-pressurized.

Coulter wasn’t the only driver that had problems with handling during their qualifying lap. Earlier in the session Travis Pastrana, who admitted to ESPN reporters after his lap, that he “just ran out of talent,” also spun. Since Pastrana’s team is in on owner points, even though Pastrana didn’t complete a lap, he’ll still start the race in 42nd.

Rounding out the top five in qualifying is Danica Patrick in third, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. in fourth and Sam Hornish Jr in fifth.

With only 43 drivers entered in the race, no one failed to qualify for the race.

History 300 starting line up:

  1. Joey Logano
  2. Austin Dillon
  3. Danica Patrick
  4. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
  5. Sam Hornish Jr.
  6. Elliott Sadler
  7. Kevin Harvick
  8. James Buescher
  9. Brian Scott
  10. Brad Keselowski
  11. Cole Whitt
  12. Kyle Busch
  13. Denny Hamlin
  14. Kasey Kahne
  15. Jason Bowles
  16. Justin Allgaier
  17. Josh Richards
  18. Jeff Green
  19. Mike Wallace
  20. Mike Bliss
  21. Joey Coulter
  22. Michael Annett
  23. Reed Sorenson
  24. Timmy Hill
  25. Jeremy Clements
  26. Johanna Long
  27. Josh Wise
  28. Tayler Malsam
  29. Joe Nemechek
  30. Scott Speed
  31. Kyle Fowler
  32. Danny Efland
  33. Kevin Lepage
  34. Casey Roderick
  35. Angela Cope
  36. Joey Gase
  37. Erik Darnell
  38. Chase Miller
  39. T.J. Bell
  40. Mike Harmon
  41. Robert Richardson Jr.
  42. Travis Pastrana
  43. Morgan Shepherd
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