Friday, April 13, 2012

O'Reilly Auto Parts 300 Pole Winner: Paul Menard

Qualifying Fast Facts
Texas Motor Speedway
16th Annual O'Reilly Auto Parts 300
Provided by NASCAR Statistics - 
Fri, April 13, 2012 @ 06:09 PM Eastern
Coors Light Pole Winner: Paul Menard
Age: 31
Team : No. 33 - Menards/Rheem Chevrolet
Owner: Delana Harvick
Crew Chief: Ernie Cope
Paul Menard won the Coors Light Pole Award for the 
16th Annual O'Reilly Auto Parts 300 with a lap of
 29.717 seconds, 181.714 mph.
This is his fifth pole in 173 NASCAR Nationwide Series races.
This is his first pole in 11 races at Texas Motor Speedway.
 His previous best start was third on April 4, 2009.
Denny Hamlin (second) posted his second top-10 start of 2012
 and his sixth in nine races at Texas Motor Speedway.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (third) posted his fifth top-10 star
t at Texas Motor Speedway.  It is his sixth in six races this season.
Austin Dillon (fourth) was the fastest qualifying rookie. 

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