NNS: Paul Menard captures pole for Dollar General 300 Miles of Courage

Paul Menard, driver of the No. 33 Rheem/Menards Chevrolet for Kevin Harvick, captured the pole for Friday night’s Dollar General 300 Miles of Courage at Charlotte Motor Speedway. This is Menard’s fourth pole in his career, and his second pole of the 2011 season. The No. 33 had a lap of 29.079, 185.701 mph. Ricky Stenhouse, Jr and Brad Keselowski round out the top three.
Starting Lineup:
1. Paul Menard
2. Ricky Stenhouse, Jr
3. Brad Keselowski
4. Joey Logano
5. Carl Edwards
6. Kyle Busch
7. Sam Hornish, Jr
8. Brian Scott
9. Brian Vickers
10. Justin Allgaier
11. Trevor Bayne
12. Elliott Sadler
13. Josh Wise
14. Aric Almirola
15. Reed Sorenson
16. Ryan Truex
17. Jason Leffler
18. Kasey Kahne
19. Steve Wallace
20. Kenny Wallace
21. Scott Speed
22. Michael Annett
23. Mike Bliss
24. Jeremy Clements
25. Tim Andrews
26. Scott Riggs
27. Blake Koch
28. Joe Nemechek
29. Erik Darnell
30. Johnny Chapman
31. TJ Bell
32. Timmy Hill
33. Joey Gase
34. Eric McClure
35. Robert Richardson, Jr
36. Mike Wallace
37. Kevin Lepage
38. Charles  Lewandoski
39. Morgan Sheperd
40. Kevin Conway
41. Derrike Cope
42. Angela Cope
43. Jeff Green
DNQ: Carl Long, Matt Carter, Casey Roderick, Dennis Setzer, Mark Green, Chase Miller
Green Flag for the 30th Annual Dollar General 300 Miles of Courage is scheduled for 7:30pm EST on ESPN 2 Friday night. Stenhouse Jr comes into the race as the NASCAR Nationwide Series points leader ahead of Sadler(-20) and Reed Sorenson (-70). In Race reporter for the race is Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.
Can Paul Menard win from the pole? Will Brad Keselowski win two in a row? Will a NASCAR Natiownide Series driver win the race?

Tags: Charlotte Motor Speedway Kevin Harvick Inc. NASCAR Nationwide Series Paul Menard