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.