NEWTON, IA — Elliott Sadler used a lap of 23.794 seconds to grab his ninth career NASCAR Nationwide Series start, and will lead the field to green in tonight’s running for the US Cellular 250 presented by Enlist Weed Control System.
[media-credit id=2 align=”alignright” width=”229″][/media-credit]The top speed also served as Sadler’s third pole of the season.
2011 Daytona 500 Champion Trevor Bayne qualified second for his 15th top-10 start of the season.
Sam Hornish Jr., who is taking the place of injured Brad Keselowski this weekend at Iowa Speedway, qualified third.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Drew Harring rounded out the top-five qualifiers. Justin Allgaier, Jason Leffler, Kenny Wallace, Michael McDowell and Brian Scott rounded out the top-ten qualifiers.
Carl Edwards, who climbed into his car just a few minutes before the 60 car took to the track, will start the race 17th.
Forty-three drivers signed entry blanks for the race, therefore all who made a qualifying lap will start tonight’s race.
The 3rd annual US Cellular 250 is slated to start at 7:30 p.m. ET.