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Ricky Stenhouse Jr. leads Nationwide regulars in Bristol qualifying

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. stands at his car during qualifying for the NASCAR Nationwide Series Scotts EZ Seed 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. stands at his car during qualifying for the NASCAR Nationwide Series Scotts EZ Seed 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway.

By Lee Montgomery
lee.montgomery@nnsracing.com

BRISTOL, Tenn. - NASCAR Nationwide Series regular Ricky Stenhouse Jr. won the pole for Saturday's Scotts EZ Seed 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Stenhouse turned a lap of 126.071 mph to win his second career pole.

Jason Leffler starts second, with defending race winner Justin Allgaier third and Trevor Bayne fourth as Nationwide regulars took the first four spots.

Kyle Busch in fifth was the first Sprint Cup driver in qualifying.

The rest of the top 10 were Elliott Sadler, Carl Edwards, Kevin Harvick, Kasey Kahne and Joey Logano.

The 300-lap race is slated to begin shortly after 2 p.m. Eastern.

See the full lineup here.