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Sprint Cup Series qualifying leaderboard: Earnhardt takes pole
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10:46 p.m. ET: Yikes.
50 pts chopped off Regan Smith's lead in two wks. Was 58 over Sam Hornish after Mich. Now: Hornish -8, Allgaier -11, Sadler -11, Dillon -20.
10:44 p.m. ET: You tell 'em, Clint.
10:40 p.m. ET: ....more Dash4Cash!
10:37 p.m. ET: Check 'em out.
10:35 p.m. ET: Rough, man.
Parker Kligerman @pkligerman
Had a 5-7th place car & broke an alternator 10 laps in! No blowers or fans all race and fought bak from 2 laps down. Only 4 it 2 RAIN!!
10:19 p.m. ET: For your information.
10:18 p.m. ET: Dash4Cash!
10:14 p.m. ET: Solid, solid Penske Racing No. 22 car.
10:13 p.m. ET: Solid daps from the champ to Five-Time.
10:10 p.m. ET: Washout? Nah. BURNOUT!
10:09 p.m. ET: Run for the hills!
High winds and lightning on the way. NASCAR and Ky Speedway urging folks to clear pits and grandstands.
10:08 p.m. ET: Wow, it's over.
9:59 p.m. ET: Never, ever, EVER count him out.
9:58 p.m. ET: Stay patient, folks.
9:52 p.m. ET: Not hard to see why he's the reigning Sprint Cup champ.
9:46 p.m. ET: Ay, caramba.
We are under El Bandera Roja here at Kentucky for Agua del Cielo.
9:44 p.m. ET: Analysis from Four-Time.
Jeff Gordon @JeffGordonWeb
Watching NNS race and my prediction on weather is a little more rain coming then clear to complete the last 30 laps.
9:39 p.m. ET: Just a quick race update for you.
As they run now under caution, with 34 to go: Keselowski, Sadler, Crafton, Vickers, Busch, Dillon, Larson, Piquet, Hornish, Bowman.
9:31 p.m. ET: Just so many shows going on tonight.
Brad Keselowski back to the front at Kentucky. BKShow?
9:18 p.m. ET: Smith to garage with part failure
9:10 p.m. ET: Busch/Keselowski drama.
9:07 p.m. ET: Here we go!
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Restart Lap 129 of 200: Brad, KyleB., Sam, Elliott, Austin, Vickers, Allgaier, Pastrana, Crafton, bowman, Larson, Swindell all on lead lap.
9:02 p.m. ET: Might be too little, too late.
8:55 p.m. ET: Really not looking good for Smith.
Smith's two closest pursuers, Justin Allgaier and Sam Hornish Jr., running 13th and fourth. Points lead cut from 58 to 28 after last week.
8:53 p.m. ET: Could be huge, Jerry. HUGE!
More problems for Nationwide championship leader Regan Smith. To pit road a second time, hood up. "Something broke." Going behind wall.
8:48 p.m. ET: Halfway home, boys and girl.
8:45 p.m. ET: To put it simply, yessssssss.
Our two tripleheader contestants, Kyle Busch and Brad Keselowski, are now separated by less than a quarter second in Kentucky N'wide race.
8:41 p.m. ET: Absolutely.
BTW, Matt Crafton doing an admirable job in NNS debut, currently holding P3 by a slim margin over Sam Hornish Jr.
8:36 p.m. ET: Kaboom.
8:34 p.m. ET: Out Front with Miss Coors Light: Quaker State 400
8:30 p.m. ET: Hard to argue there.
8:27 p.m. ET: Rough.
landon cassill @landoncassill
Hate this for my JD Motorsports team. That is our second engine failure in a row. Our car was handling pretty good too.
8:18 p.m. ET: Pit stop updates.
8:10 p.m. ET: Yeah, that's right.
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The top-4 championship-eligible finishers tonight race for an extra $100,000 at Daytona, the first race of Nationwide's Dash 4 Cash program.
8:05 p.m. ET: Well, we don't have to worry about Samantha Busch falling asleep until Daytona, it appears.
8 p.m. ET: Ryan Truex, professional photographer, freelance race car driver.
Ryan Truex @Ryan_Truex
Watching the @NASCAR_NNS race at Kentucky on put road @ESPNNASCAR #nascar pic.twitter.com/v3bRVkqD6Y
7:57 p.m. ET: Safe to say Michael Waltrip is in the camp that feels it should have been Bo Bice instead of Carrie Underwood.
7:55 p.m. ET: Many expecting big things from him tonight.
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Lap 10 and Pastrana has settled into 8th. Quiet on the radio.
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7:47 p.m. ET: Woo!
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7:45 p.m. ET: Heh, heh. I see what you did there.
7:25 p.m. ET: Who's ready for racin'?
7:24 p.m. ET: This is getting juicy.
7:20 p.m. ET: Like he even needs introduction at a Nationwide race. Please.
7:10 p.m. ET: This is a huge deal, if you missed it earlier.
7:07 p.m. ET: Interesting. Definitely keep an eye on this during tonight's Feed the Children 300.
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Sam Hornish says he and crew chief Greg Erwin are fine after several volatile radio exchanges at Road America.
7:03 p.m. ET: Surely, can't be serious.
This cloud stuff is serious. Dale Jr. said track got cloudy about six cars before he went out, and he knew the track temp was going down.
7:02 p.m. ET: Yeah, buddy indeed!
7 p.m. ET: Gotta say, that looks pretty natural.
6:58 p.m. ET: There's that cloud, again.
Dale: "We thought we had a top-5 car in practice, got some good cloud cover … that brought the track temp down and gave us an advantage."
6:51 p.m. ET: Heh. There's that classic DC humor, shining through again.
6:45 p.m. ET: Some of the Chevy drivers.
6:44 p.m. ET: Montoya looking to rebound from one of the most disappointing final laps for any driver of the season last week at Sonoma.
6:43 p.m. ET: Cloud coverage: an underrated driver skill.
Key to Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s pole run at Kentucky? "We got some great cloud cover," he said. OK, the car might have been pretty good, too.
6:35 p.m. ET: Now seems like a great time to tune in!
5:30 p.m. ET: Hello, and thanks for joining NASCAR.com's Minute-by-Minute coverage of Kentucky Speedway weekend. Tonight we're looking at Sprint Cup qualifying and the Nationwide Series Feed the Children 300 race.