Danica Patrick on Pole For the Drive4COPD 300!
Posted on: February 24, 2012 4:05 pm
In just her 26th NASCAR Nationwide Series start, Danica Patrick takes the pole for the Nationwide race this Sauturday at Daytona International Speedway. She is the 11th driver in NASCAR Nationwide Sereies History to get their first career pole at Daytona. Danica also becomes the second women to ever win a pole in the Nationwide Series with Shawna Robinson being the first with her pole at Atlanta in March of 1994. Danica will lead the field to the green Saturday with Trevor Bayne along side in the #60 Ford Mustang for Roudh Fenway Racing. Trevor was .007 thousanths off of the Go-Daddy.com Chevy's lap of 49.250 and a average speed of 182.741mph. Elliott Sadler was 3rd, Dale Earnhardt Jr 4th and rookie Austin Dillon was 5th. The winner of the last four races here and 6 of the last 7 Tony Stewart will roll off the grid in the 7th position on row 4. The drivers that mssed the race were Erick Darnell, Chase Miller, Scott Speed, former Daytona 500 champion Derrike Cope, Mike Harmon, Donnie Neunberger & Morgan Shepherd. Jeff Green is in the race using his past champions provisional.