Kyle Busch wins NCWTS UNOH 225 Pole
SPARTA, Ky. - Kyle Busch Motorsports swept the front row in qualifying for tonight's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series UNOH 225.
Team owner Kyle Busch's bid to remain unbeaten in Camping World Truck competition this season will start from the pole after the driver of the No. 51 KBM Toyota posted the fastest speed in the final round of qualifying for the UNOH 225 with a lap of 175.884 mph.
Darrell Wallace Jr. qualified on the outside of Row 1 with a 175.615 mph lap in the No. 54 Toyota that Busch's team owns.
"It's great for the company and it means a lot for Bubba (Wallace), I'm sure, to be qualifying up front and running up front and being successful like he should be," said Busch, who is entered in all three races scheduled this weekend at Kentucky Speedway. "Knowing our stuff's pretty good, it helps solidify our stature here in the series."
Busch won a pole for an ARCA Racing Series race in 2003 at Kentucky Speedway, but this is his first for a NASCAR national series race. It's his 15th career truck series pole.
A 39-time winner in the trucks, Busch is a favorite to pick up No. 40 tonight. After all, he's won each of the four Camping World Truck races that he's entered this season, and five consecutive dating to last season.
Wallace is coming off a victory two weeks ago at Gateway Motorsports Park.
Series points leader Johnny Sauter will start fifth in the No. 98 ThorSport Racing Toyota.
Sprint Cup regulars Brad Keselowski and Austin Dillon will start farther back than that. Keselowski qualified 14th in the No. 19 Ford while Dillon slapped the wall. He is shown as having qualified 23rd but will have to start at the back of the field.