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Cole Custer Wins Pole for Drivin’ for Lineman 200 at Gateway Motorsports Park

June 14th, 2014 at 7:13 PM
By Clayton Caldwell

Sixteen-year-old Cole Custer took the pole for Saturday night's Drivin' for Lineman 200 at Gateway Motorsports Park. It's Custer's first career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series pole in just his third start. Custer took the pole at a speed of 136.426 mph. In the process Custer became the youngest pole sitter in NASCAR's three national touring series at 16 years, four months and 22 days.  Starting alongside Custer on the front row is Darrell Wallace Jr. 

Starting in the third position is Erik Jones with Gray Gaulding starting in the fourth position. Starting in the fifth spot is Chase Pistone with Jeb Burton starting from the sixth spot. Starting in the seventh position is Tyler Reddick with Joey Coulter starting from the eighth spot. Starting ninth is German Quiroga with teammate Timothy Peters rounding out the top ten. Starting in the 11th position is points leader Matt Crafton with youngster John Hunter Nemechek rounding out the top 12. 

'IMG_1401' photo (c) 2012, Parker Anderson - license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/

There were three separate sessions of qualifying at Gateway Motorsports Park and positions 13-24 were set in the second round of the qualifying session. 

Starting in the 13th position is Johnny Sauter with Ryan Blaney rolling off from the 14th spot. John Wes Townley will start from the 15th spot with veteran Ron Hornaday Jr rolling off from the 16th position. Starting in the 17th spot is Ben Kennedy with Tayler Malsam starting 18th. Mason Mingus and Ray Black Jr make up row 10 of the starting grid with Justin Jennings and Tyler Young following in the 21st and 22nd positions. Starting in the 23rd spot is Bryan Silas and rounding out the top 24 is TJ Bell driving for MAKE Motorsports

Another notable in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series field is Norm Benning who will start in the 27th spot. 

There were only 32 entries for the Drivin' for Lineman 200 at Gateway Motorsports Park so everyone that made a qualifying lap made the field. 

The Drivin' for Lineman 200 at Gateway Motorsports Park will start at 8:49 p.m. ET and will be televised on Fox Sports 1.  

Tags: Cole Custer, Darrell Wallace Jr., Drivin' For Lineman 200, Gateway Motorsports Park, Motorsports, NASCAR, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

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