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By: Carrie Whitmore – Follow on Twitter @CarrieWhitmore
Defending Sprint Cup Series Champion, Brad Keselowski, claimed the pole for the Camping World RV Sales 300 in his No. 2 Miller Lite Ford after setting a new track record during Friday’s qualifying at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Nine other drivers also flew past the former track record of 28.165 seconds (135.232 mph).
Keselowski had a record lap around the 1.058-mile oval with a lap time of 28.022 seconds, 135.922 mph, beating the previously held record by .143 seconds. This was Keselowski’s third NASCAR pole he’s won. The first also came at New Hampshire in September 2010. He most recent pole win occurred in May 2011 at Charlotte. That makes this win Keselowski’s first in 78 races.
“This (No. 2) team has the speed, and I feel we’ve got good execution,” said Keselowski. “Things are starting to come together.”
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