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Michael McDowell has won the pole for the inaugural Nationwide Children's Hospital 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
McDowell had a lap speed of 96.243 around the twisting, 13-turn road course. He edged A.J. Almendinger, who'll start second, with Owen Kelly third.
Rounding out the top 10 on the grid are Kyle Larson, Nelson Piquet Jr., Regan Smith, Brian Vickers, Sam Hornish Jr., Parker Kligerman and Max Papis.
Nationwide Series points leader Austin Dillon will start at the back. He was unable to qualify because he is also replacing injured Tony Stewart at the NASCAR race at Michigan International Speedway.
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Michael McDowell won the pole for Saturday’s Nationwide Children’s Hospital 200 from Mid-Ohio with a time of 84.450 seconds. AJ Allmendinger, Owen Kelly, Kyle Larson, and Nelson Piquet, Jr. round out the top five starting positions. The drivers who did not make the event are TJ Bell, Dexter Stacey, and Tim Cowen. The event will be live on ESPN at 2:30 PM EST.
AJ Allmendinger spent most of Saturday afternoon in front, then held on for an extra few laps to earn his second career NASCAR Nationwide Series victory in the Nationwide Children's Hospital 200 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
He had a comfortable lead over pole winner Michael McDowell but had to sweat out a green-white-checkered finish after Kenny Habul triggered a course...
Michael McDowell won the pole for the inaugural NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, OH.
The Nationwide Children’s Hospital 200 will be run at the 15 turn road course which measures 2.4 miles around.
Coverage of the race will air on ESPN beginning at 2:30 pm ET while the green flag will drop at 2:49 pm ET.
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Michael McDowell led the way with a lap of 85.699 seconds in the first practice for the Nationwide Children’s Hospital 200 from Mid-Ohio. Rounding out the top five was Sam Hornish, Jr., Max Papis, Owen Kelly, and Nelson Piquet, Jr.
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For the first time ever the Nationwide Series went to Mid-Ohio for 200 miles of road course racing. Michael McDowell picked off the poll for the inaugural event. Going to the back of the field was Austin Dillion and Marcos Ambrose.
"Awesome being in my home state of Ohio," said Sam Hornish Jr.
"I want to win the race," said A.J. Allmendinger.
The finish was tense but even with a fuel question Penske racing's AJ Allmendinger led the most laps and was never seriously challenged during the Nationwide Children's Hospital 200.
Joe Gibbs Racing's Michael McDowell finished 2nd and Penske teammate Sam Hornish Jr. finished 3rd.
Max Papis and Brian Vickers rounded out the top five.
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