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Sam Hornish Jr Wins Pole for Kentucky 300 at Kentucky Speedway

September 21st, 2013 at 6:08 PM
By Clayton Caldwell

Sam Hornish Jr won the pole Saturday for the Kentucky 300 at Kentucky Speedway. It's Hornish's fourth career NASCAR Nationwide Series pole and the third of his 2013 season. Hornish took the pole at a speed of 179.235 mph. Starting alongside Hornish on the front row is teammate Ryan Blaney. Blaney is running his second Nationwide race of the season for Penske Racing in the #22 Discount Tire Ford. 

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Starting in the third position is Austin Dillon with Brian Scott starting in the fourth position. Starting fifth is Matt Crafton. Crafton is running the #33 Chevrolet for Richard Childress Racing. Joey Coulter is starting in the sixth position. Coulter is driving the #18 Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing making his third start of the season. Drew Herring is starting seventh. Herring is driving the #54 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota this weekend. Starting in the eighth spot is Travis Pastrana, Justin Allgaier is starting ninth and Brian Vickers rounds out the top ten.

Starting in the 11th position is Parker Kligerman with Elliott Sadler starting in the 12th position. Starting in the 13th position is Jeb Burton. Burton is making his NASCAR Nationwide Series debut in the #34 Chevrolet for Turner Scott Motorsports. Starting in the 14th position Regan Smith with Michael Annett starting 15th and Nelson Piquet Jr starts in the 16th position. Starting 17th is Brad Sweet with Cole Whitt starting in 18th, Kyle Larson in 19th and Alex Bowman in 20th. 

Other notables in the field include Dakoda Armstong in 21st, and Trevor Bayne in 22nd. 

There were 41 cars for 40 spots meaning one driver failed to qualify for the race. That was Danny Efland in the #50 Make Motorsports Chevrolet. 

The Kentucky 300 at Kentucky Speedway will start at 7:45 p.m. ET and will be aired on ESPNNEWS. 

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