Suárez Claims the Truck Pole at Kentucky

SPARTA, Ky. — Daniel Suárez will lead the field to the green flag in tonight’s Camping World Truck Series race at Kentucky Speedway.

The driver of the No. 51 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota scored the pole for the Buckle Up In Your Truck 225 after posting a new track record time of 29.511 and a speed of 182.983 mph. It’s his first pole in 21 career starts in the Camping World Truck Series, first of 2016, his fifth top-10 start of the season and first pole in two races at Kentucky.

Brett Moffitt will start second in his No. 11 Red Horse Racing Toyota after posting a time of 29.535 and a speed of 182.834 mph. William Byron will start third in his No. 9 KBM Toyota after posting a time of 29.590 and a speed of 182.494 mph. Daniel Hemric will start fourth in his No. 19 Brad Keselowski Racing Ford after posting a time of 29.598 and a speed of 182.445 mph. Tyler Reddick will round out the top-five starters in his No. 29 BKR Ford after posting a time of 29.627 and a speed of 182.266 mph.

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Parker Kligerman will start sixth in his No. 05 Athenian Motorsports Chevrolet. Kyle Busch will start seventh in his No. 18 KBM Toyota. Matt Crafton will start eighth in his No. 88 ThorSport Racing Toyota. Ben Rhodes will start ninth in his No. 41 TSR Toyota. Christopher Bell will round out the top-10 starters in his No. 4 KBM Toyota.

Cameron Hayley will start 11th in his No. 13 TSR Toyota. Cole Custer will round out the 12 drivers that made the final round of qualifying in his No. 00 JR Motorsports Chevrolet.

No car was sent home.

Eighteen Chevrolet’s, three Ford’s and 11 Toyota’s will comprise the field for tonight’s race.


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