NASCAR Nationwide Series at Watkins Glen lineup: Sam Hornish Jr. earns the pole

Jeff Zelevansky

Sam Hornish Jr. has a good shot at continuing his climb in the NNS point standings after earning the pole for the race at Watkins Glen on Saturday.

Sam Hornish Jr. earned the pole position for the 19th annual NASCAR Nationwide Series Zippo 200 at Watkins Glen International Speedway. Hornish will start alongside Kyle Busch in the front row.

Hornish topped the qualifying session on Saturday, breaking Kurt Busch's previous course record with a top speed of 123.291 miles per hour. Though Saturday marks just the third time Hornish will start first in 87 career NASCAR races, it's the second such accomplishment for Hornish in just three events at Watkins Glen.

Hornish enters the race tied for second place in the NNS points standings with Regan Smith, who will start fourth on Saturday. Points leader Austin Dillon will start 14th, behind Sprint Cup Series regular Kasey Kahne.

Here is the full lineup:

1. Sam Hornish Jr.
2. Kyle Busch
3. Joey Logano
4. Regan Smith
5. Brad Keselowski
6. Justin Allgaier
7. Nelson Piquet Jr.
8. Brian Vickers
9. Parker Kligerman
10. Brian Scott
11. Elliott Sadler
12. Trevor Bayne
13. Kasey Kahne
14. Austin Dillon
15. Kyle Larson
16. Brendan Gaughan
17. Cole Whitt
18. Michael Annett
19. Alex Bowman
20. Travis Pastrana
21. Andrew Ranger
22. Kyle Kelley
23. Mike Wallace
24. Landon Cassill
25. Mike Bliss
26. Jeremy Clements
27. Reed Sorenson
28. Bryan Silas
29. Jeff Green
30. Eric McClure
31. Josh Wise
32. Kenny Habul
33. Tony Raines
34. TJ Bell
35. Derek White
36. Blake Koch
37. Carl Long
38. Joey Gase
39. Anthony Gandon
40. Morgan Shepherd

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