RICHMOND, Va. (April 29, 2011) – Sam Hornish, Jr. and the No. 12 Olympic Paints Dodge Challenger led the Penske Racing NASCAR Nationwide Series qualifying efforts for the Bubba Burger 250 at Richmond International Raceway on Saturday afternoon.

Hornish recorded the second fastest lap time during the qualifying session. He toured the 0.750-mile oval in 21.627 seconds, or 124.844 miles per hour. Penske Racing teammate Brad Keselowski posted the tenth fastest lap in the No. 22 Discount Tire Dodge Challenger.

“I’m really excited to start on the front row in the No. 12 Olympic Paints Dodge Challenger,” said Hornish. “Practice didn’t go exactly as we had planned but Chad (Walter) and the rest of the No. 12 crew made some really good changes between practice this morning and qualifying. The Olympic Paints Dodge looks really good and we hope the momentum continues into the race tonight and come home with first place finish.”

The Bubba Burger 250 will air live at 7:30 pm EST on the SPEED Channel tonight. Race coverage will also be broadcast live on the Motor Racing Network and Sirius Satellite channel 128.

NASCAR Cup Series Qualifying Results
Pos Car Driver Team Time Speed -Fastest –Next
1 60 Carl Edwards(i) Fastenal Ford 21.592 125.046 0.000 0.000
2 * 12 Sam Hornish Jr. PPG Dodge 21.627 124.844 0.035 0.035
3 11 Brian Scott Shore Lodge Toyota 21.637 124.786 0.045 0.010
4 88 Aric Almirola Hellmann’s / Martin’s Chevrolet 21.706 124.390 0.114 0.069
5 31 Justin Allgaier Wolfpack Rentals Chevrolet 21.712 124.355 0.120 0.006
6 33 Paul Menard(i) Rheem / Menards Chevrolet 21.713 124.349 0.121 0.001
7 09 Kenny Wallace American Ethanol Toyota 21.742 124.184 0.150 0.029
8 18 Kelly Bires HEIL Heating and Cooling Products Toyota 21.775 123.995 0.183 0.033
9 6 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. RickyvsTrevor.com Ford 21.778 123.978 0.186 0.003
10 22 Brad Keselowski(i) Discount Tire / Ruby Tuesday Dodge 21.796 123.876 0.204 0.018
11 20 Denny Hamlin(i) SportClips Haircuts Toyota 21.826 123.706 0.234 0.030
12 19 Mike Bliss TriStar Motorsports Chevrolet 21.852 123.558 0.260 0.026
13 87 Joe Nemechek AMFMEnergy.com Pellet & Wood Stoves Chevrolet 21.856 123.536 0.264 0.004
14 66 Steve Wallace 5-hour Energy Toyota 21.870 123.457 0.278 0.014
15 32 Reed Sorenson Dollar General Chevrolet 21.872 123.446 0.280 0.002
16 38 Jason Leffler Great Clips Chevrolet 21.961 122.945 0.369 0.089
17 7 Josh Wise NASCAR 2011 The Game Chevrolet 21.994 122.761 0.402 0.033
18 2 Elliott Sadler OneMain Financial Chevrolet 22.007 122.688 0.415 0.013
19 70 David Stremme(i) ForeTravel Motorcoach Chevrolet 22.026 122.582 0.434 0.019
20 99 Ryan Truex # Pastrana Waltrip Racing Toyota 22.132 121.995 0.540 0.106
21 16 Chris Buescher RickyvsTrevor.com Ford 22.133 121.990 0.541 0.001
22 40 Scott Wimmer Draw-Tite Chevrolet 22.135 121.979 0.543 0.002
23 01 Mike Wallace JD Motorsports Chevrolet 22.210 121.567 0.618 0.075
24 51 Jeremy Clements Co-opsUSA.com Chevrolet 22.239 121.408 0.647 0.029
25 62 Michael Annett Pilot Travel Centers / Flying J Toyota 22.240 121.403 0.648 0.001
26 81 Blake Koch # Daystar.com Dodge 22.283 121.169 0.691 0.043
27 * 44 Jeff Green TriStar Motorsports Chevrolet 22.291 121.125 0.699 0.008
28 28 Derrike Cope Bubba Bear Dodge 22.341 120.854 0.749 0.050
29 * 23 Robert Richardson Jr. North Texas Pipe Dodge 22.403 120.520 0.811 0.062
30 * 89 Morgan Shepherd Victory in Jesus Racing Chevrolet 22.419 120.434 0.827 0.016
31 39 Charles Lewandoski # RIMZ One Wheel & Tires Ford 22.424 120.407 0.832 0.005
32 15 Timmy Hill # Lilly Trucking of Virginia Ford 22.494 120.032 0.902 0.070
33 * 79 Tim Andrews 2nd Chance Motorsports Ford 22.505 119.973 0.913 0.011
34 * 68 Matthew Carter Morro’s Truck & Welding Chevrolet 22.554 119.713 0.962 0.049
35 * 75 Johnny Chapman Rick Ware Racing Ford 22.662 119.142 1.070 0.108
36 30 James Buescher(i) ABF U-Pack Moving Chevrolet 22.692 118.985 1.100 0.030
37 14 Eric McClure Hefty BlackOut / Reynolds Chevrolet 22.798 118.431 1.206 0.106
38 * 49 Dennis Setzer Jay Robinson Racing Chevrolet 22.853 118.146 1.261 0.055
39 * 52 Kevin Lepage TRX Alliance Chevrolet 23.103 116.868 1.511 0.250
40 * 41 Carl Long Lilly Trucking of Virginia Ford 23.115 116.807 1.523 0.012
41 * 74 Mike Harmon Riverwalk Cafe Chevrolet 23.246 116.149 1.654 0.131

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