Alex Tagliani Wins Pole at Canada

By Staff report |

Wheeling the No. 29¬†BK¬†Racing¬†Ford at 110.539 mph in a second-lap attempt, road course veteran¬†Alex¬†Tagliani¬†earned the Keystone Light Pole Award at Canadian¬†Tire¬†Motorsport¬†Park¬†in Saturday’s two-round qualifying session. The Quebec native and road course veteran shattered the previous track record with a 80.084-second lap around the track.

This marks Tagliani’s first¬†Camping¬†World¬†Truck Series start of 2015.

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Tagliani’s late run took the top spot away from¬†Erik¬†Jones, who settled for second with a fastest lap of 110.466 mph in his No. 4¬†Kyle¬†Busch¬†Motorsports Toyota.

Reigning series champion¬†Matt¬†Crafton¬†(110.113 mph), BKR’s¬†Tyler¬†Reddick(110.002 mph) and JR Motorsports’¬†Cole¬†Custer¬†(109.777 mph) rounded out the top five.

Reddick led the first round, propelling his No. 19 Ford at 110.276 mph, while teammate Tagliani drafted with him.

Robert Mitten brought out the red flag in the first round of qualifying when he smacked the tire wall off Turn 8, leaving his No. 53 Dodge nearly vertical. Mitten climbed out unharmed and ultimately secured a 22nd-place starting position.

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series is back on track Sunday at 1:30 p.m. ET for the Chevrolet Silverado 250 (FOX Sports 1).

Full qualifying results


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