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Qualifiche cancellate dalla pioggia. Mears in pole a Bristol.

Grazie ad un violentissimo temporale abbattutosi su Bristol, Casey Mears, essendo stato il più veloce nelle libere, partirà in pole per la Irwin Tools Night Race, 24esima prova della Sprint Cup.

“E una cosa positiva per il nostro team. E’ da molto che cerchiamo questa prestazione. Abbiamo lavorato sodo e siamo felici di partire in pole. Faremo del nostro meglio”, dice Casey.

Il pilota di Bakersfield, California, sarà affiancato da Keselowski, vincitore delle ultime 2 gare disputatesi a Bristol, che a sua volta sarà seguito dal leader del campionato, Biffle.

Completano la top-10: Joey Logano, Aric Almirola, Jeff Burton, Paul Menard, Denny Hamlin, Marcos Ambrose e Kyle Busch.

Jeff Gordon partirà 11esimo, Jimmie Johnson partirà 37esimo mentre Danica Patrick, che debutta a Bristol per quanto riguarda la Sprint Cup, partirà ultima, salva per un pelo grazie alla regola della top-35.

Scott Speed, Kelly Bires, Reed Sorenson e JJ Yeley hanno fallito la qualifica tra i go or go-homers.

La Irwin Tools Night Race prenderà il via tra la notte di Sabato e Domenica intorno all’1.30 ora italiana.

Federico Floccari

Griglia di partenza della Irwin Tools Night Race

1 13 Casey Mears GEICO Ford 2012 Owner Points 28th
2 2 Brad Keselowski Miller Lite Dodge 2012 Owner Points 5th
3 16 Greg Biffle 3M/Bondo Ford 2012 Owner Points 1st
4 20 Joey Logano Dollar General Toyota 2012 Owner Points 19th
5 43 Aric Almirola Goody’s Ford 2012 Owner Points 23rd
6 31 Jeff Burton Caterpillar Chevrolet 2012 Owner Points 21st
7 27 Paul Menard Menards/Schrock Chevrolet 2012 Owner Points 16th
8 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Ground Toyota 2012 Owner Points 10th
9 9 Marcos Ambrose DeWalt Ford 2012 Owner Points 17th
10 18 Kyle Busch M&M’s Toyota 2012 Owner Points 14th
11 24 Jeff Gordon Farm Ville/Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet 2012 Owner Points 15th
12 5 Kasey Kahne Hendrickcars.com Chevrolet 2012 Owner Points 11th
13 29 Kevin Harvick Rheem Chevrolet 2012 Owner Points 8th
14 78 Regan Smith Furniture Row/Farm American Chevrolet 2012 Owner Points 25th
15 56 Martin Truex Jr. NAPA Auto Parts Toyota 2012 Owner Points 6th
16 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Diet Mountain Dew/National Guard Chevrolet 2012 Owner Points 3rd
17 17 Matt Kenseth Valvoline NextGen Ford 2012 Owner Points 2nd
18 38 David Gilliland Taco Bell Ford 2012 Owner Points 29th
19 39 Ryan Newman Outback Steakhouse Chevrolet 2012 Owner Points 13th
20 51 Kurt Busch Phoenix Construction Chevrolet 2012 Owner Points 27th
21 14 Tony Stewart Mobil 1/Office Depot Chevrolet 2012 Owner Points 9th
22 55 Brian Vickers MyClassicGarage.com Toyota 2012 Owner Points 18th
23 15 Clint Bowyer 5-hour Energy Toyota 2012 Owner Points 7th
24 34 David Ragan Glory Foods Ford 2012 Owner Points 31st
25 36 Dave Blaney Seal Wrap Chevrolet 2012 Owner Points 35th
26 1 Jamie McMurray Bass Pro Shops/Allstate Chevrolet 2012 Owner Points 20th
27 99 Carl Edwards Fastenal Ford 2012 Owner Points 12th
28 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Target Chevrolet 2012 Owner Points 24th
29 22 Sam Hornish Jr.(i) Shell Pennzoil Dodge 2012 Owner Points 22nd
30 98 * Michael McDowell K-Love/Curb Records Ford 2012 Owner Attempts
31 30 * David Stremme Inception Motorsports Toyota 2012 Owner Attempts
32 26 * Josh Wise # MDS Transport Ford 2012 Owner Attempts
33 83 Landon Cassill Burger King/Dr. Pepper Toyota 2012 Owner Points 32nd
34 19 * Mike Bliss(i) Plinker Tactical Toyota 2012 Owner Attempts 17
35 23 * Scott Riggs North Texas Pipe Chevrolet 2012 Owner Attempts 21
36 47 Bobby Labonte Bush’s Beans Toyota 2012 Owner Points 26th
37 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe’s Dover White Chevrolet 2012 Owner Points 4th
38 33 * Stephen Leicht # LittleJoesAuto.com Chevrolet 2012 Owner Attempts
39 49 * Jason Leffler(i) America Isarael Racing Toyota 2012 Owner Attempts 20
40 87 * Joe Nemechek(i) AM/FM Energy Wood & Pellet Stoves Toyota 2012 Owner Attempts
41 93 Travis Kvapil Burger King/Dr. Pepper Toyota 2012 Owner Points 30th
42 32 Ken Schrader Federated Auto Parts Ford 2012 Owner Points 34th
43 10 Danica Patrick(i) Go Daddy Racing Chevrolet 2012 Owner Points 33rd

Di Federico Floccari

Dal mio nickname si possono capire già moltissime cose. Per me la NASCAR è uno stile di vita, non solo un semplice sport. Seguitemi su Twitter (@NASCARCountryUS) se volete veramente saperne di più sul mondo delle stock-cars americane e non solo. Qui, su Motorsportrants, scrivo solo ed esclusivamente sulla NASCAR e non me ne pento. Anzi.