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Allgaier takes Coors Light Pole Award at Bristol

March 16, 2013, Staff report,

Fellow NASCAR Nationwide Series title contender Dillon qualifies second


Justin Allgaier earned his first Coors Light Pole Award of the season at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday for the NASCAR Nationwide Series Jeff Foxworthy's Grit Chips 300.

The top starting position marks Allgaier’s first pole with Turner Scott Motorsports and fourth of his career. The previous three at Memphis, Nashville and Gateway all came when he was driving for Roger Penske.

Starting next to him on the outside will be Austin Dillon, followed by last week’s winner Sam Hornish Jr., Regan Smith and Elliott Sadler. The first Sprint Cup driver in the field is Brad Keselowski, starting sixth.

Morgan Shepherd, Danny Efland and Joey Gase did not qualify. Gase was involved in a wreck in practice and did not have a backup car, so he did not make an attempt.

Allgaier earned his first NASCAR Nationwide Series win at Bristol in 2010.

The race is set for 2 p.m. and will be broadcast on ESPN2.


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