NASCAR

Alex Tagliani Wins The Pole At Montreal

Alex Tagliani will lead the NASCAR Nationwide Series field to the green flag for the final road course of the season.

Tagliani won the pole for Saturday’s Nationwide race at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, his hometown track, after he qualified at 96.688 mph Friday. Joining Tagliani in the front row will be Sam Hornish Jr.

After their incident at Road America, both Jacques Villeneuve and Danica Patrick will be starting next to each other in row two, starting third and fourth respectively. Closing out the top five will be Kyle Busch.

Busch, who is competing in both the Nationwide race in Montreal and the Cup race at Michigan will be busy with double duty. Meanwhile Busch was qualifying his No.18 Sprint Cup car at Michigan, Owen Kelly took over in the No.54 car in qualifying.

Nationwide Series points leader Elliott Sadler will start at Montreal from the 17th position. Just one spot ahead of Sadler is Ricky Stenhouse Jr., the current runner up in the points. Stenhouse will start 16th Saturday.

Nationwide Series rookies Cole Whitt will start seventh and Austin Dillon 19th.

Out of 44 cars, Ryan Ellis did not qualify to race at Montreal.

Closing out the top ten are Michael McDowell, Whitt, Ron Fellows, Billy Johnson, and Brian Scott.

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