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Hornish Jr. wins Coors Light Pole at Chicagoland

July 21, 2013, Staff report, NASCAR.com

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JOLIET, Ill. -- Sam Hornish Jr. won the Coors Light Pole Award in Sunday morning qualifying for the NASCAR Nationwide Series at Chicagoland Speedway.

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Hornish, driving the No. 12 Penske Racing Ford, won his first pole of the season and second of his career in the Nationwide tour with a lap at 178.341 mph. He’ll start alongside second-fastest qualifier Elliott Sadler (178.265 mph) of Joe Gibbs Racing in Sunday’s STP 300.
 
Austin Dillon, winner of six poles this season, will start third. Matt Crafton, Dillon’s teammate at Richard Childress Racing, qualified fourth in another Chevrolet. Travis Pastrana completed the top five for Roush Fenway Racing.
 
Series points leader Regan Smith, who led Saturday’s opening practice on the 1.5-mile track, was 13th-fastest. Tim Schendel was the only driver who failed to qualify.
 
The 300-miler, the 18th of 33 races this season, is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. ET, broadcast on ESPN.

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