QUALIFYING: Gresham Up Front

K&N Pro Series East points leader on the pole at New Hampshire

Loudon, NH — Points leader Max Gresham earned his third 21 Means 21 Pole Award presented by Coors Light of the season Thursday in qualifying for the New England 125 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Gresham qualified in 29.960 seconds (127.130 mph) around the 1.013-mile oval. It was his fifth career NASCAR K&N Pro Series East pole.

He will start on the front row alongside Darrell Wallace Jr., who qualified second at 30.140 (126.370). Wallace’s Revolution Racing teammate Sergio Peña qualified third at 30.287 (125.757).

Gresham, a Joe Gibbs Racing development driver, enters Friday’s race with a 17 point lead over Matt DiBenedetto and 27 over Wallace. JGR has won three of the eight NASCAR K&N Pro Series East races at New Hampshire since 2007.

Benny Gordon and Corey LaJoie qualified fourth and fifth, respectively.

DiBenedetto will start sixth, followed by Brett Moffitt, DJ Shaw, Daniel Suárez and Chase Elliott.

QUALIFYING RESULTS | AUDIO: POST-QUALIFYING AUDIO OF TOP THREE

NKNPS East New Hampshire 7/14/11 Qualifying

POS CAR DRIVER TEAM TIME SPEED
1 18 Max Gresham, Griffin, Ga. World Crown 300 Toyota 29.96 127.13
2 6 Darrell Wallace, Jr., Mobile, Ala. U.S. Army Toyota 30.14 126.37
3 4 Sergio Peña, Winchester, Va. Freightliner Toyota 30.287 125.757
4 66 Benny Gordon, DuBois, Pa. Varischetti & Sons Chevrolet 30.371 125.409
5 07 Corey LaJoie, Concord, N.C. * Riverside Precision Sheet Metal Dodge 30.375 125.393
6 15 Matt DiBenedetto, Grass Valley, Calif. Gear Wrench/Lucas Oil Toyota 30.412 125.24
7 00 Brett Moffitt, Grimes, Iowa Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 30.418 125.215
8 37 D.J. Shaw, Conway, N.H. Precision JLM/Subway Chevrolet 30.452 125.076
9 16 Daniel Suárez, Monterrey, Mexico * Telmex/Telcel Toyota 30.505 124.858
10 9 Chase Elliott, Dawsonville, Ga. * HendrickCars.com/Aaron’s Chevrolet 30.559 124.638
11 10 Jimmy Weller, Hubbard, Ohio * Integrated Metal/Hughes Const. Toyota 30.634 124.332
12 96 Ben Kennedy, Daytona Beach, Fla. * Ben Kennedy Racing Chevrolet 30.641 124.304
13 88 Corey Williams, Boothbay, Maine * Bestway Disposal Chevrolet 30.653 124.255
14 2 Ryan Gifford, Winchester, Tenn. Toyota Racing Development Toyota 30.677 124.158
15 42 Brandon McReynolds, Mooresville, N.C. * GetMoreVacations.com Chevrolet 30.731 123.94
16 46 Brandon Gdovic, Yorktown, Va. * RaceAlert.com Dodge 30.753 123.851
17 61 Joey Polewarczyk, Hudson, N.H. * Jack’s Auto Service/Pole’s Auto Chevrolet 30.78 123.743
18 14 Dylan Presnell, Sevierville, Tenn. * American Mountain Rentals Toyota 30.805 123.642
19 59 Alex Bowman, Tucson, Ariz. * St. Jude Children’s Hospital Toyota 30.812 123.614
20 98 Chad Boat, Phoenix, Ariz. * Curb Records Chevrolet 30.876 123.358
21 11 Robert Johnson, Hamptonville, N.C. * Carolina Carports Chevrolet 30.899 123.266
22 21 Julian Albarracin, Bogota, Columbia * AAIC/Telmex/TWR Dodge 30.933 123.131
23 32 Dale Quarterley, Westfield, Mass. Van Dyk Baler Chevrolet 30.972 122.976
24 85 Tanner Whitten, Congerville, Ill. * Iowa State University Chevrolet 31.018 122.793
25 35 Andrew Ranger, Roxton Pond, Quebec Waste Management Recycling Chevrolet 31.052 122.659
26 27 Cale Conley, Vienna, W.Va. * PMC/Health Bridge Imaging Chevrolet 31.066 122.603
27 45 Michelle Theriault, Bristol, Conn. Pro Gold/VP Parts Warehouse Toyota 31.125 122.371
28 99 Travis Pastrana, Annapolis, Md. * Boost Mobile/PWR Toyota 31.125 122.371
29 23 Spencer Gallagher, Las Vegas, Nev. * Allegiant Air/1-800-Registry Chevrolet 31.146 122.289
30 8 Michael Cherry, Valrico, Fla. * Fueling Dreams Tour Toyota 31.297 121.699
31 04 Ryan Reed, Bakersfield, Calif. * Langers Juice/RyansMission.com Toyota 31.319 121.613
32 62 Andrew Smith, Pooler, Ga. * SavannahPawn.com Chevrolet 31.464 121.053
33 71 Eddie MacDonald, Rowley, Mass.+ NEMO/Grimm Construction Chevrolet No Time
34 03 Cody Hodgson, Escalon, Calif. *+ Ocala Gran Prix Dodge 31.465 121.049
35 08 Clay Campbell, Martinsville, Va. *+ Mountain Dew/Spraker Racing Chevrolet 31.641 120.375
36 63 John Salemi, Nashua, N.H.+ John Salemi Racing Chevrolet 31.667 120.277

DID NOT QUALIFY

POS CAR DRIVER TEAM TIME SPEED
37 12 Beto Monteiro, Recife, Brazil * Telmex/CCE/TWR Dodge 31.57 120.646
38 30 Jeff Anton, Russell, Mass. Glastonbury Surgery Center/ECR Chevrolet 31.607 120.505
39 43 Keith Flach, Ravena, N.Y. * Flach Crane & Rigging Chevrolet 31.648 120.349
40 26 Scott Bouley, Thomaston, Conn. Cutting Edge/Higgins Tree Service Chevrolet 32.413 117.508

* Denotes Sunoco Rookie of the Year candidate


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