Sam Hornish Jr. wins Nationwide Series pole at Talladega, Full qualifying results for Aaron’s 312


Sam Hornish Jr. won the pole for Saturday’s NASCAR  Nationwide Series race at Talladega Superspeedway. The driver of the No. 54 Toyota Camry beat out Elliott Sadler and Darrell Wallace Jr. for the top spot.

In the final segment of knockout qualifying Hornish set the fast time with a lap speed of 51.268 seconds, claiming the pole at the 2.66-mile track located in Talladega, AL.

In the first session of qualifying, Kyle Larson attempted to thread the needle between Tanner Berryhill and Regan Smith. The result was a destroyed racecar for Berryhill.

Last season Rgan Smith won this Nationwide Series race at Talladega a season ago. Coverage of the Aaron’s 312 will take place on ESPN beginning at 3:00 pm ET with the green flag set to wave at 3:25 pm ET.

Saturday’s race will be 117 laps making up a total of 311.2 miles.

NASCAR Nationwide Series Qualifying Results for Talladega

  1. Sam Hornish Jr.
  2. Elliott Sadler
  3. Darrell Wallace Jr.
  4. Ryan Reed
  5. Dakoda Armstrong
  6. Ryan Blaney
  7. Ty Dillon
  8. Chris Buescher
  9. James Buescher
  10. Brian Scott
  11. Brendan Gaughan
  12. Landon Cassill
  13. David Ragan
  14. Blake Koch
  15. John Wes Townley
  16. David Starr
  17. Jamie Dick
  18. Eric McClure
  19. Mike Bliss
  20. Trevor Bayne
  21. Kyle Larson
  22. Robert Richardson III
  23. Matt DiBenedetto
  24. Josh Wise
  25. Jeff Green
  26. Mike Harmon
  27. Ryan Sieg
  28. Dylan Kwasniewski
  29. Bobby Gerhart
  30. Tommy Joe Martins
  31. Tanner Berryhill
  32. Kasey Kahne
  33. Regan Smith
  34. Jeremy Clements
  35. JJ Yeley
  36. Carl Long
  37. Joey Gase
  38. Chase Elliott
  39. Joe Nemechek
  40. Jeffrey Earhardt

Failing to make the race were Derrike Cope and Chad Boat.