CALE CONLEY CAPTURES POLE POSITION FOR CASINO ARIZONA 50
Cale Conley captured pole position for Saturday night’s Casino Arizona 50 K&N Pro Series West race at Phoenix International Raceway. Conley, from Vienna, West Virginia, topped the 35-car field with a speed of 131.363 mph and a lap time of 27.405.
Michael Self, who currently ranks sixth in points (493), finished second with a speed of 131.047 mph (27.471). Derek Thorn, who currently ranks third with 551 points, qualified third with a speed of 130.966 mph. Points leader Dylan Kwasniewski, who entered the weekend with a two-point lead (580) over Greg Pursley (578), qualified fourth with a speed of 130.842. Pursley qualified 11th with a speed of 128.466 mph.
Other top qualifiers included Brett Thompson, who finished fifth with a speed of 130.218 mph, Bryan Ortiz (6th, 129.983), Chase Elliott (7th, 129.269), Johnny Borneman (8th, 129.213), Cameron Hayley (9th, 129.162) and Ben Kennedy (10th, 129.023).
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NASCAR star Kasey Kahne, driver of the No. 5 Great Clips Chevy SS for Hendrick Motorsports, attended Wednesday’s Phoenix Suns home game versus the Charlotte Hornets at Talking Stick Resort Arena. Kahne was in the Phoenix area to promote the start of the 2016 NASCAR season, the Daytona 500, and the Good Sam 500 at Phoenix International Raceway, which is scheduled for Sunday, March 13.
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