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Keselowski emerges as Nationwide pole winner

April 26, 2013, Staff report,

Keselowski edges Kyle Busch in qualifying for Nationwide race at Richmond International Raceway


RICHMOND, Va. -- Brad Keselowski emerged with the pole position in NASCAR Nationwide Series qualifying Friday afternoon, edging Kyle Busch's last-ditch attempt at Richmond International Raceway.

Keselowski landed his first pole position of the season and 14th in his Nationwide career with a lap of 126.339 mph on the .75-mile track. His lap was just seven thousandth of a second better than Busch's, which registered at 126.298 mph.


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Busch's Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota will start to the outside of Keselowski's Penske Racing Ford on the front row in Friday night's ToyotaCare 250 (7:30 p.m. ET, ESPNNews).

Series points leader Sam Hornish Jr. will start third in another Penske Ford. Kevin Harvick, the winningest driver in the series at Richmond with six victories, will take the green flag fourth in the 250-lapper. Kenny Wallace, making his first Nationwide start of the season, rounded out the top five qualifiers.

Jamie Dick, Derek Thorn, Jason Bowles, Chase Miller, Morgan Shepherd and Stanton Barrett failed to make the 40-car field.









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