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Kyle Busch Wins Pole for North Carolina Education Lottery 200 with New Track Record

May 16th, 2014 at 7:10 PM
By Mark Eddinger

Kyle Busch used the best strategy in the third and final round of knock out qualifying for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Friday evening to win the pole for the North Carolina Education Lottery 200. Busch went off pit road as the 12th truck in the final group of 12 and used the draft to set a new track record with a lap of 29.384 seconds around the 1.5 mile track.

'Kyle Busch and Samantha' photo (c) 2013, Raniel Diaz - license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

The pole is the is the 14th of his Truck Series career and second of the 2014 season. Busch has won the first two Truck Series races he was entered in this season and looks to make it four wins in a row dating back to the 2013 season.

Starting alongside Busch on the front row is defending Truck Series champion Matt Crafton. Brad Keselowski will start third, Ron Hornaday Jr fourth, Brian Ickler fifth, Ben Kennedy sixth, Johnny Sauter seventh, Jeb Burton eighth, Timothy Peters ninth, and Ryan Blaney tenth. Rounding out the 12 drivers that made round three were Darrell Wallace Jr in 11th and Max Gresham in 12th.

Brian Ickler was fastest in round two of qualifying. Not making it out of round two were Austin Dillon, who will start 13th, Justin Lofton in 14th, John Wes Townley 15th, Joe Nemechek 16th, Joey Coulter 17th, Scott Riggs 18th, Tayler Malsam 19th, German Quiroga 20th, Jake Crum 21st, Mason Mingus 22nd, Tyler Young 23rd, and JJ Yeley 24th.

Jeb Burton was fastest in round one of qualifying. The 33 trucks entered all made the race. The North Carolina Education Lottery 200 can be seen live on Fox Sports 1 tonight at 8:30 p.m. ET.

Tags: Austin Dillon, Brad Keselowski, Brian Ickler, Camping World Truck Series, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Jeb Burton, Johnny Sauter, Kyle Busch, Matt Crafton, Motorsports, NASCAR, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, North Carolina Education Lottery 200, Ron Hornaday Jr., Ryan Blaney

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