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Joey Logano takes out pole position for the Nationwide Series History 300 at Charlotte

Joey Logano is driving a car with a Hitman on the hood to celebrate a new game release. He is also sporting a driving suit that looks like a suit and tie to tie in the with sponsorship. He took aim on the pole position for the History 300 and took it out with a lap of 30.157 seconds and a speed of 179.063 mph. Logano was the only driver to eclipse the 179 mph mark. Starting outside of Logano will be Austin Dillon, who had some mechanical issues on the pit road before going out for his run, laid down a 30.173 second lap that was a speed of 178.968 mph. Inside of row two will be Danica Patrick who turned in a lap of 30.179 seconds at a speed of 178.932 mph. To Danica”s outside will be Ricky Stenhouse Jr., who clocked in at 30.189 seconds which equates to a speed of 178.873 mph. The last driver in the top five for the Nationwide qualifying session was Sam Hornish Jr. whose 178.312 mph lap lasted 30.284 seconds.

This is Logano’s 19th pole position in 97 career Nationwide races. It is his third pole of 2012. In eight races at Charlotte Motor Speedway this is Logano’s first pole. Austin Dillon was the fastest qualifying rookie.

The History 300 is scheduled to start at 3:03 Eastern time.

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