NNS: Kyle Larson Scores First Career Nationwide Coors Light Pole at Bristol

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March 15, 2014 — staff report — Drew Hallowell/Getty Images photo — BRISTOL, TN — Kyle Larson earned his first career Coors Light Pole Award after topping the field in Nationwide Series qualifying at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday. Larson’s top speed of 124.476 mph — achieved on his second lap — was enough to edge Joe Gibbs Racing’s Kyle Busch …

NASCAR Sprint Cup: Hamlin Ends Penske Qualifying Dominance; Scores Coors Light Pole at Bristol

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March 14, 2014 — report by Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — NASCAR via Getty Images photo — BRISTOL, TN — So long Team Penske. Hello Denny Hamlin. Hamlin, out of the Joe Gibbs Racing stable, won the Coors Light Pole Qualifying Award Friday evening in the first qualifying session since NASCAR adjusted the group format rules earlier this week. The Chesterfield, …

NWSMT QUALIFYING: Seuss Earns 10th Pole

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March 9, 2014 — By Jason Christley, NASCAR — photo courtesy Grant Halverson/Getty Images for NASCAR — SOPHIA, N.C. — Andy Seuss continues his mastery of Caraway Speedway. The driver of the No. 11 Ideal Finance/Phoenix Motors Chevrolet earned his 10th career NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour Coors Light Pole Award — and seventh at Caraway — Sunday afternoon. Seuss put down a …

NNS: Ty Dillon Storms to First-Career Nationwide Pole at Las Vegas

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March 8, 2014 — report by RaceChaser Northeast correspondent Kyle Souza — Photo courtesy NASCAR via Getty Images — LAS VEGAS, NV — Welcome to Sin City, Ty Dillon. The Richard Childress Racing rookie driver charged to the top of the speed charts late in the final segment of Coors Light Pole Qualifying with a fast lap of 182.278 mph, holding …

NASCAR Sprint Cup: Penske Power; Logano Wins Coors Light Pole at Las Vegas as Team Penske Sweeps Front Row

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March 7, 2014 — report by Managing Editor Jacob Seelman for Race Chaser Online — photo courtesy Jerry Markland / Getty Images North America — LAS VEGAS — Talk about Penske power. The second verse of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series knockout qualifying was the same as the first, only this time with the top two players reversed from a week ago. …

NNS: Keselowski completes weekend sweep of Coors Light Pole Qualifying

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March 1, 2014 — staff report — NASCAR via Getty Images photo — AVONDALE, AZ — Brad Keselowski made it a weekend sweep of the Coors Light Pole Awards as the Nationwide Series completed its first full knockout-style session of qualifying. Keselowski, who posted a top speed of 134.053 mph, also won the pole for this weekend’s Sprint Cup Seriesrace at Phoenix International Raceway. This …

NASCAR Sprint Cup: Keselowski Scores Knockout Pole at Phoenix

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February 28, 2014 — staff report — Ford Racing photo — AVONDALE, AZ — Brad Keselowski became the first driver to win the Coors Light Pole Award under NASCAR’s new knockout qualifying format on Friday afternoon at Phoenix International Raceway, posting a top speed and track qualifying record of 139.384 mph. The former Sprint Cup champ only ran five laps before …

NMTS QUALIFYING: Record Run For Pardo

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February 28, 2014 — By Shon Sbarra, NASCAR — Getty Images for NASCAR photo — AVONDALE, Ariz. – Rubén Pardo isn’t conceding anything. Pardo used a record-setting time in NASCAR Mexico Toyota Series qualifying on Friday to knock Daniel Suárez from the top spot and earn a start from the pole position for the season-opening Toyota 120. The Mexico City-based driver got …

MODIFIED QUALIFYING: Preece On The Pole At Daytona

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February 19, 2014 — By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR Integrated Marketing Communications — Getty Images for NASCAR photo — DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – An owner of 15 Coors Light Pole Awards during his NASCAR Whelen Modified career, reigning tour champion Ryan Preece once again drove to the top qualifying spot for tonight’s UNOH Battle At The Beach on the short track at Daytona …

DAYTONA 500 QUALIFYING: Austin Dillon wins pole for Great American Race

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February 16, 2014 — staff report — Todd Warshaw/Getty Images photo — DAYTONA BEACH, FL – Austin Dillon, driving the historic No. 3 car in its return to NASCAR Sprint Cup Series competition for the first time since 2001, won the Coors Light Pole for the 56th running of the Daytona 500 – NASCAR’s most prestigious race and season opener. “The Great …

NASCAR: New National Series Qualifying Format Unveiled

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 22, 2014) – In a move aimed toward enhancing the fan experience watching at the track and at home, NASCAR has announced a new group qualifying format for its three national series that is more compelling, more closely emulates actual on-track competition and underlines the sport’s on-going commitment to innovation. At tracks measuring 1.25 miles in …