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Alex Tagliani wins the pole at Road America

June 21, 2014, Staff report, NASCAR.com

Alex Tagliani wins the pole at Road America
Tagliani qualifies up front in first return to the Nationwide Series since 2012

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Open-wheel veteran Alex Tagliani won the Coors Light Pole Award on Saturday at Road America for the Nationwide Series Gardner Denver 200 Fired Up by Johnsonville as he piloted the No. 22 Team Penske Ford to the front.

This is Tagliani's first return to the Nationwide Series since 2012 and his first pole at Road America. 

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Qualifying second was rookie Dylan Kwasniewski.

Nationwide Series points leader Regan Smith, Sam Hornish Jr. and Brendan Gaughan round out the starting lineup's top five.

After briefly going off-course, Trevor Bayne failed to move on to the final round and qualified 15th. 

No. 70 Derrike Cope brought out the first and only caution when he spun in Turn 8. 

The Nationwide Series Gardner Denver 200 Fired Up by Johnsonville will take place Saturday at 2:45 p.m. ET with coverage on ESPN2. 

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