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Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Claims Pole for 2011 Top Gear 300 at Charlotte

CONCORD, N.C. – Ricky Stenhouse Jr. posted the fastest lap in qualifying for the Nationwide Series Top Gear 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Stenhouse turned a lap of 28.878 seconds at a speed of 186.994 mph. The pole is Stenhouse’s second of the season and third of his Nationwide career.

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Kevin Harvick will be to Stenhouse’s outside after posting a 28.901-second lap which equates to a speed of 186.845 mph. The second row will be comprised of Matt Kenseth and Kyle Busch.

2011 TOP GEAR 300 QUALIFYING SPEEDS

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What is it that Mike Neff doesn’t do? The writer, radio contributor and racetrack announcer coordinates the site’s local short track coverage, hitting up Saturday Night Specials across the country while tracking the sport’s future racing stars. The writer for our signature Cup post-race column, Thinkin’ Out Loud (Mondays) also sits down with Cup crew chiefs to talk shop every Friday with Tech Talk. Mike announces several shows each year for the Good Guys Rod and Custom Association. He also pops up everywhere from PRN Pit Reporters and the Press Box with Alan Smothers to SIRIUS XM Radio. He has announced at tracks all over the Southeast, starting at Millbridge Speedway. He's also announced at East Lincoln Speedway, Concord Speedway, Tri-County Speedway, Caraway Speedway, and Charlotte Motor Speedway.

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