JOLIET, Ill. -- Sam Hornish Jr. is the fastest qualifier for Sunday's STP 300 at Chicagoland Speedway.
Hornish reached 178.341 mph in his No. 12 Ford. It was Hornish's first Nationwide pole since Watkins Glen last August.
Hornish was followed by defending race winner Elliott Sadler, whose fastest lap was 178.265 mph. Sadler won this race last year despite an illness.
Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press
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