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Bayne bears down for Nationwide pole at Daytona

February 22, 2013, Staff report, NASCAR.com

Bayne bears down for Nationwide pole at Daytona
Roush Fenway driver to start first in season opener

Trevor Bayne secured the pole position for Saturday's season-opening NASCAR Nationwide Series race, clocking a fast lap of 177.162 mph at Daytona International Speedway in Friday's qualifying.

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Bayne, who will run a full season in Roush Fenway Racing's No. 6 Ford, will lead the field in Saturday's DRIVE4COPD 300, scheduled for a 1:15 p.m. green flag. After clinching his sixth Nationwide pole and first at Daytona, he'll start alongside second-fastest Sam Hornish Jr., who logged a 176.869 mph lap in a Penske Racing Mustang.

QUALIFYING: DRIVE4COPD 300

Parker Kligerman will make his first start for Kyle Busch Motorsports in third place. He edged action sports star Travis Pastrana, who will start fourth as he embarks in his first full season as Bayne's teammate at Roush Fenway.

Austin Dillon, who finished third in the points standings last season, qualified fifth. He'll start beside Elliott Sadler, the series runner-up for 2012.

See the table below for the final order:

Pos Car Driver Team Time Speed
1 6 Trevor Bayne Cargill Ford 50.801 177.162
2 12 Sam Hornish Jr. Alliance Truck Parts Ford 50.885 176.869
3 77 Parker Kligerman Bandit Chippers Toyota 50.905 176.800
4 60 Travis Pastrana Roush-Fenway Racing Ford 50.952 176.637
5 3 Austin Dillon AdvoCare Chevrolet 51.020 176.401
6 11 Elliott Sadler OneMain Toyota 51.030 176.367
7 54 Kyle Busch (i) Monster Toyota 51.030 176.367
8 99 Alex Bowman # Florida Lottery Toyota 51.038 176.339
9 18 Matt Kenseth (i) GameStop/Turtle Beach Toyota 51.042 176.325
10 33 Tony Stewart (i) Oreo/Ritz Chevrolet 51.043 176.322
11 22 Brad Keselowski (i) Discount Tire Ford 51.043 176.322
12 34 Danica Patrick (i) GoDaddy.com Chevrolet 51.067 176.239
13 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. (i) TaxSlavyer.com Chevrolet 51.071 176.225
14 31 Justin Allgaier Brandt Chevrolet 51.078 176.201
15 7 Regan Smith Clean Coal Chevrolet 51.086 176.174
16 10 Jeff Green TriStar Motorsports Toyota 51.161 175.915
17 30 Nelson Piquet Jr. (i) Worx Chevrolet 51.167 175.895
18 55 Jamie Dick Viva Motorsports Chevrolet 51.195 175.798
19 5 Kasey Kahne (i) Great Clips Chevrolet 51.202 175.774
20 20 Brian Vickers Dollar Chevrolet 51.217 175.723
21 32 Kyle Larson # Clorox Chevrolet 51.222 175.706
22 43 Michael Annett Pilot Ford 51.266 175.555
23 01 Mike Wallace G&K Services/Flex Seal Chevrolet 51.305 175.421
24 8 Scott Lagasse Jr. Hybrid Light/Boy Scouts of America Chevrolet 51.358 175.240
25 70 Johanna Long Foretravel Chevrolet 51.363 175.223
26 19 Mike Bliss G-Oil Chevrolet 51.400 175.097
27 74 Mike Harmon Mike Harmon Racing Dodge 51.433 174.985
28 14 Eric McClure Hefty/Reynolds Wrap Toyota 51.435 174.978
29 2 Brian Scott Shore Lodge Chevrolet 51.450 174.927
30 23 Robert Richardson Jr. Stalk It/World Ventures Chevrolet 51.630 174.317
31 79 Jeffrey Earnhardt # Uponor Ford 51.632 174.311
32 44 Hal Martin # American Custom Yachts Toyota 51.713 174.037
33 87 Joe Nemechek Florida DOT Toyota 51.719 174.017
34 24 Blake Koch I Am Second/Sale Life Toyota 51.911 173.374
35 00 Jason White JW Demolition Toyota 51.929 173.314
36 15 Juan Carlos Blum # VMP Ford 52.205 172.397
37 51 Jeremy Clements USSJamesE.WilliamsDDg95/ASE Chevrolet Owner points  
38 4 Danny Efland Flex Seal Chevrolet Owner points  
39 40 Reed Sorenson e-Swisher Chevrolet Owner points  
40 1 Kurt Busch (i) Guy Roofing Chevrolet 51.435 174.978

Did not qualify: No. 85 Bobby Gerhart; No. 89 Morgan Shepherd; No. 92 Dexter Stacey; No. 52 Joey Gase.

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