Brad Keselowski will lead the field from the pole position when the green flag flies for the New England 200 this afternoon.
This is the first time the Rochester Mills, MI native has started at NHMS from the top spot. The NASCAR Nationwide Series points leader is in great position to continue an impressive streak of finishes in 2010. Keselowski hasn't finished outside the top-15 in all 15 starts. This season, he's had three wins and 12 top-five finishes.
The driver of the No.22 Ruby Tuesday Dodge ran the fastest qualifying lap time of 29.376 seconds at a speed of 129.657 mph. He will lead a quartet of Sprint Cup Series drivers on the first lap of the race.
Carl Edwards will start on the outside of row one, driving the No.60 Copart.com Ford. Kevin Harvick qualified third in the No.33 Jimmy John's Chevrolet. Kyle Busch starts fourth in the No.18 Z-Line Designs Toyota.
Danica Patrick will start 25th in her No.7 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet. Her lap time of 30.292 at a speed of 125.736 was good enough for a 13th row start. Danica has said her goal is a top-15 finish in today's 200 lap race.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. is the fastest qualifying rookie. Stenhouse Jr. starts 10th in his No. 6 CitiFinancial Ford.
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