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Chase Elliott On Pole For Drive For The Cure 300 At Charlotte Motor Speedway

Chase Elliott On Pole For Drive For The Cure 300 At Charlotte Motor Speedway

by October 10, 2014 0 comments

Photo Credit: Hunter Thomas

CONCORD, N.C. – Chase Elliott will sit on the pole for tonight’s NASCAR Nationwide Series Drive for the Cure 300 Presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina after clocking a lap of 29.776 seconds at 181.354 mph this afternoon at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

The pole effort is Elliott’s second of the 2014 season. He sat on the pole at Atlanta Motor Speedway earlier this season on Labor Day weekend. Elliott was fourth quickest in Round One earlier today, and he just barely made the cut in Round Two after running the 10th fastest lap.

Matt Kenseth will start alongside of Elliott in tonight’s event. It is Kenseth’s 16th top-10 start of the season. He has 17 top-10 career starts in the NASCAR Nationwide Series at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Kenseth was sixth in Round One and second in Round Two and Three.

Starting third will be Brian Scott. He has posted 27 top-10 starts in the 30 races so far this season. The effort marks his seventh top-10 start at the speedway. Scott was 12th in Round One, sixth in Round Two and then made a huge move up to third in the final round.

Coverage for the Drive for the Cure 300 Presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina will begin at 7:30 p.m. ET tonight on ESPN 2 and the Performance Racing Network (PRN).

Drive for the Cure 300 Presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina Starting Lineup:
1.) #9 Chase Elliott
2.) #20 Matt Kenseth
3.) #2 Brian Scott
4.) #11 Elliott Sadler
5.) #54 Kyle Busch
6.) #42 Kyle Larson
7.) #5 Alex Bowman
8.) #6 Trevor Bayne
9.) #16 Ryan Reed
10.) #22 Brad Keselowski
11.) #3 Ty Dillon
12.) #33 Cale Conley
13.) #60 Chris Buescher
14.) #62 Brendan Gaughan
15.) #19 Mike Bliss
16.) #39 Ryan Sieg
17.) #98 Corey LaJoie
18.) #99 James Buescher
19.) #12 Ryan Newman
20.) #01 Landon Cassill
21.) #31 Dylan Kwasniewski
22.) #7 Regan Smith
23.) #80 Ross Chastain
24.) #43 Dakoda Armstrong
25.) #51 Jeremy Clements
26.) #84 Chad Boat
27.) #28 JJ Yeley
28.) #44 Will Kimmel III
29.) #4 Jeffrey Earnhardt
30.) #17 Tanner Berryhill
31.) #55 Jamie Dick
32.) #14 Eric McClure
33.) #10 David Starr
34.) #40 Matt DiBenedetto
35.) #23 Carlos Contreras
36.) #91 Jeff Green
37.) #93 Kevin Swindell
38.) #52 Joey Gase
39.) #87 Timmy Hill
40.) #70 Derrike Cope

Hunter Thomas
Hunter Thomas is a journalist who grew up in Darlington, S.C. His first motorsports-based endeavor was working as the Public Relations Director at Dillon Motor Speedway in Dillon, S.C., and his journalism start came while he was freelancing at his hometown newspaper, the News & Press while in college.

Hunter has been working within the NASCAR industry since 2010, and throughout the years, he has done everything from PR/Marketing for drivers and teams in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR XFINITY Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, to working at Rockingham Speedway. As a journalist, Hunter has covered everything from regional short tracks to NASCAR, ARCA Racing Series, World of Outlaws, Red Bull Global Rallycross, NHRA and much more.

Follow Hunter Thomas on Twitter by following, @HunterThomas08

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