Blaney earns Nationwide pole in Iowa

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Associated Press

Posted on May 17, 2014 at 7:06 PM

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — Ryan Blaney will start from the pole Sunday in the NASCAR Nationwide race at Iowa Speedway after winning qualifying Saturday.

Blaney, who won a NASCAR Truck Series race in Iowa in 2012, took the pole for the first time in the Nationwide Series.

Sam Hornish Jr. will join Blaney on the front row, followed by Michael McDowell, Regan Smith and Dylan Kwasniewski.

Series points leader Chase Elliott will start sixth in the Nationwide's first stand-alone race of the season.

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