Paul Menard, driver of the No. 33 Rheem/Menards Chevrolet for Kevin Harvick, captured the pole for Friday night’s Dollar General 300 Miles of Courage at Charlotte Motor Speedway. This is Menard’s fourth pole in his career, and his second pole of the 2011 season. The No. 33 had a lap of 29.079, 185.701 mph. Ricky Stenhouse, Jr and Brad Keselowski round out the top three.
1. Paul Menard
2. Ricky Stenhouse, Jr
3. Brad Keselowski
4. Joey Logano 5. Carl Edwards 6. Kyle Busch 7. Sam Hornish, Jr
8. Brian Scott 9. Brian Vickers 10. Justin Allgaier 11. Trevor Bayne 12. Elliott Sadler 13. Josh Wise 14. Aric Almirola 15. Reed Sorenson 16. Ryan Truex 17. Jason Leffler 18. Kasey Kahne 19. Steve Wallace 20. Kenny Wallace 21. Scott Speed 22. Michael Annett 23. Mike Bliss 24. Jeremy Clements 25. Tim Andrews 26. Scott Riggs 27. Blake Koch 28. Joe Nemechek 29. Erik Darnell 30. Johnny Chapman 31. TJ Bell 32. Timmy Hill 33. Joey Gase 34. Eric McClure 35. Robert Richardson, Jr 36. Mike Wallace 37. Kevin Lepage 38. Charles Lewandoski 39. Morgan Sheperd 40. Kevin Conway 41. Derrike Cope 42. Angela Cope 43. Jeff Green DNQ: Carl Long, Matt Carter, Casey Roderick, Dennis Setzer, Mark Green, Chase Miller
Green Flag for the 30th Annual Dollar General 300 Miles of Courage is scheduled for 7:30pm EST on ESPN 2 Friday night. Stenhouse Jr comes into the race as the NASCAR Nationwide Series points leader ahead of Sadler(-20) and Reed Sorenson (-70). In Race reporter for the race is Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.
Can Paul Menard win from the pole? Will Brad Keselowski win two in a row? Will a NASCAR Natiownide Series driver win the race?