Nelson Piquet Jr. wins N'wide pole

Updated: June 23, 2012, 12:39 PM ET
Associated Press

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. -- Nelson Piquet Jr. has won pole position for Saturday afternoon's NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Road America.

Piquet, a former Formula One driver and the son of three-time F1 champion Nelson Sr., turned a lap of 109.516 mph on the four-mile, 14-turn road course in central Wisconsin.

Michael McDowell qualified second, followed by Ron Fellows, Jacques Villeneuve and Max Papis.

Danica Patrick qualified 10th for the race.

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