Keselowski Claims Pole for Camping World RV Sales 301

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Published on July 13 2013 3:13 pm
Last Updated on July 13 2013 3:13 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

Defending Sprint Cup champion Brad Keselowski claimed the pole for the Camping World RV Sales 301 after setting a new track record in Friday's qualifying at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Keselowski made a record lap around the 1.058-mile oval at 135.922MPH.  He earned his third career Sprint Cup pole, with his first in the series coming in New Hampshire in September of 2010.

Jimmie Johnson, who is the current points leader and winner of last Saturday's race in Daytona, held the provisional pole with a lap at 135.902MPH until Keselowski edged him by just 0.004 seconds.  However, Johnson's lap time/speed was disallowed after his #48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet failed post-qualifying inspection.  He will start Sunday's 301-lap race from the rear of the 43-car field.

Hear the action Sunday at 11am on Your Home for NASCAR, KJ Country 102.3.  A reminder of Nationwide Series action from New Hampshire today at 2pm.