Stenhouse Jr. wins pole for Chicagoland Nationwide

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Danica Patrick looks to the track during qualifying for the NASCAR Nationwide Series auto race at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill., Sunday, July 22, 2012. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Reigning NASCAR Nationwide Series champion Ricky Stenhouse Jr. has won pole position for Sunday afternoon's race at Chicagoland Speedway.

Stenhouse turned a lap of 176.916 mph in qualifying on Sunday morning. Austin Dillon qualified second, followed by Sam Hornish Jr., Kyle Busch and Parker Kligerman.

Danica Patrick qualified 13th. Patrick was second-fastest in practice on Saturday.

The Sprint Cup Series is off this week.