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08/19/11
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Villeneuve and Tagliani to start 1-2 in Montreal  Former Formula 1 champion Jacques Villeneuve thrilled fans in his native Canada Friday afternoon, as he captured the pole for Saturday’s NAPA Auto Parts 200 NASCAR Nationwide Series race on the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve road course in Montreal. The circuit is named for Jacques’ late father.

Villeneuve posted a lap of 95.835 miles per hour in the No. 22 Dodge Challenger normally driven by Brad Keselowski. That speed was tops among the 46 drivers setting times and gave the popular Canadian his first NNS pole in seven career starts - conveniently at a Canada race to help slumping ticket sales.

Starting on the outside of Row 1 will be Montreal native Alex Tagliani, who drove the No. 12 Penske Dodge to a speed of 95.708 mph - again conveniently o help slumping ticket sales. zzzz

Lineup

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CAR DRIVER MAKE SPONSOR SPEED TIME BEHIND
1 22 Jacques Villeneuve Dodge Discount Tire / Ruby Tuesday 95.800 101.800 Leader
2 12 Alex Tagliani Dodge Hot Wheels 95.673 101.935 -0.135
3 38 Jason Leffler Chevrolet Great Clips 95.457 102.165 -0.365
4 33 Scott Speed Chevrolet Rheem Heating, Cooling & Water Heating 95.346 102.284 -0.484
5 18 Michael McDowell Toyota Sherwin-Williams / Fix Auto 95.273 102.363 -0.563
7 66 Steve Wallace Toyota 5-Hour Energy 95.155 102.490 -0.690
8 99 Patrick Carpentier Toyota NAPA Auto Parts 95.149 102.496 -0.696
9 23 Alex Kennedy Chevrolet Media Master 95.087 102.563 -0.763
10 31 Justin Allgaier Chevrolet Florida Gulf Safe 95.071 102.580 -0.780
11 153 Andrew Ranger Dodge Quebec Dodge Dealer Association 95.017 102.638 -0.838
12 30 Boris Said Chevrolet Great Clips 94.989 102.669 -0.869
13 5 Ron Fellows Chevrolet Canadian Tire 94.714 102.967 -1.167
14 60 Billy Johnson Ford Fastenal 94.614 103.076 -1.276
15 164 Jason Bowles Toyota Fuel Doctor 94.554 103.141 -1.341
16 7 Danica Patrick Chevrolet GoDaddy.com 94.398 103.312 -1.512
17 2 Elliott Sadler Chevrolet OneMain Financial 94.101 103.638 -1.838
18 16 Trevor Bayne Ford 3M 94.078 103.663 -1.863
19 6 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford Fastenal 94.077 103.664 -1.864
20 11 Brian Scott Toyota Shore Lodge 93.975 103.777 -1.977
21 88 Aric Almirola Chevrolet Grand Touring Vodka 93.707 104.073 -2.273
22 167 J.R. Fitzpatrick Ford Go Canada Racing 93.703 104.078 -2.278
23 97 Kyle Kelley Chevrolet NEMCO Motorsports 93.673 104.111 -2.311
24 32 Reed Sorenson Chevrolet Dollar General 93.665 104.120 -2.320
25 09 Kenny Wallace Toyota Toyota 93.643 104.144 -2.344
26 01 Mike Wallace Chevrolet G&K Services 93.443 104.367 -2.567
27 62 Michael Annett Toyota Pilot Flying J 93.120 104.729 -2.929
28 19 Mike Bliss Chevrolet Del Monte 93.050 104.808 -3.008
29 44 Jeff Green Chevrolet TriStar Motorsports 92.752 105.145 -3.345
30 175 Chris Cook Ford "Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked" 92.748 105.149 -3.349
31 113 D.J. Kennington Dodge drivenmale.com / DriverBoutique.com 92.720 105.181 -3.381
32 103 Jean-Francois Dumoulin Chevrolet North Texas Pipe 92.435 105.505 -3.705
33 15 Timmy Hill* Ford Rick Ware Racing 92.072 105.921 -4.121
34 21 Tim George Jr. Chevrolet Applebee's / Potomac Family Dining Group 91.903 106.116 -4.316
35 14 Eric McClure Chevrolet Hefty BlackOut / Reynolds 91.895 106.125 -4.325
36 39 Luis Martinez Jr. Ford King Taco 91.741 106.304 -4.504
37 141 Tomy Drissi Ford "Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked" 91.729 106.317 -4.517
38 40 Josh Wise Chevrolet Key Motorsports 91.704 106.347 -4.547
39 87 Kevin Conway Toyota NEMCO Motorsports 91.649 106.410 -4.610
40 51 Jeremy Clements Chevrolet Clements Racing Engines 91.385 106.718 -4.918
41 70 Blake Koch* Dodge Daystar.com 91.369 106.736 -4.936
42 55 Brett Rowe Chevrolet Imperial Bedding Company 91.207 106.926 -5.126
43 142 Chase Miller Chevrolet Key Motorsports 90.794 107.412 -5.612
44 81 Maryeve Dufault Dodge Quebec Dodge Dealer Association 90.308 107.990 -6.190
45 28 Derrike Cope Dodge Maxelence.com 89.120 109.430 -7.630

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