Kyle Busch returns after two races off, earns pole for tonight’s Trucks race at Kentucky, seeks 5th win of 2014

10402421_10152092281556370_2872884967725378793_nKyle Busch Motorsports (KBM) takes the front row for tonight’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) UNOH 225 at Kentucky Speedway.

KBM owner/driver, Kyle Busch, with a qualifying lap speed of 175.884 m.p.h., on Thursday, captured the Keystone Light 21 Means 21 Pole Award, while his driver/teammate Darrell Wallace, Jr. – who also won last week at Gateway –  will start on the outside pole with a qualifying lap speed of 175.615 m.p.h.

For Busch, this was his third series pole of the 2014 season, his fifteenth series career pole and his first series pole Kentucky Speedway.

Following the two KBM drivers to the drop the green flag tonight will be Jeb Burton (175.194 m.p.h.) starting third, series Rookie of the Year (ROTY) contender Ben Kennedy (175.046) fourth and Johnny Sauter (174.978) starts fifth.

He was the fastest in both practice sessions, but German Quiroga, Jr. (174.893 m.p.h.) will start sixth, while Timothy Peters (174.814) starts seventh, Ron Hornaday, Jr. (174.160) eighth, Joey Coulter (173.667) ninth and Ryan Blaney (172.966) rounds out the top-ten.

With only 32 drivers attempting to fill the 36-truck field, no one failed to make the starting lineup.

The 4th annual UNOH 225 is set to get underway around 8:20 p.m. (ET) tonight, and FOX Sports 1 will provide television coverage beginning with their 7:30 p.m. (ET) pre-race show.

UNOH 225 Qualifying Results
Pos. Car # Driver Best Speed Best Time Behind
1 51 Kyle Busch (i) 175.884 30.702 Leader
2 54 Darrell Wallace Jr 175.615 30.749 -0.047
3 13 Jeb Burton 175.194 30.823 -0.121
4 31 Ben Kennedy # 175.046 30.849 -0.147
5 98 Johnny Sauter 174.978 30.861 -0.159
6 77 German Quiroga 174.893 30.876 -0.174
7 17 Timothy Peters 174.814 30.890 -0.188
8 30 Ron Hornaday, Jr. 174.160 31.006 -0.304
9 21 Joey Coulter 173.667 31.094 -0.392
10 29 Ryan Blaney 172.966 31.220 -0.518
11 88 Matt Crafton 171.892 31.415 -0.713
12 32 Tayler Malsam 174.379 30.967 -0.265
Eliminated From Round 2
13 23 Max Gresham 173.645 31.098 -0.396
14 19 Brad Keselowski (i) 173.416 31.139 -0.437
15 92 Corey LaJoie 173.255 31.168 -0.466
16 99 Bryan Silas 173.099 31.196 -0.494
17 5 John Wes Townley 172.905 31.231 -0.529
18 8 Joe Nemechek 172.866 31.238 -0.536
19 9 Chase Pistone 172.756 31.258 -0.556
20 35 Mason Mingus # 171.168 31.548 -0.846
21 75 Caleb Holman 171.092 31.562 -0.860
22 02 Tyler Young # 170.983 31.582 -0.880
23 20 Austin Dillon (i) 173.611 31.104 -0.402
24 07 Todd Shafer 168.834 31.984 -1.282
Eliminated From Round 1
25 50 TJ Bell 168.408 32.065 -1.363
26 08 Jimmy Weller III # 166.929 32.349 -1.647
27 10 Jennifer Jo Cobb 164.319 32.863 -2.161
28 63 Justin Jennings 163.567 33.014 -2.312
29 42 Charles Lewandoski 163.344 33.059 -2.357
30 57 Norm Benning 159.981 33.754 -3.052
31 71 Adam Edwards 140.231 38.508 -7.806
32 0 Rayan Ellis (i) 0.000 0.000 30.702

(i) Ineligible for Driver Points in this Series, # – Rookie

 

 

 

 

 

 

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