Kyle Busch wins pole for UNOH 225 at Kentucky Speedway

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Photo Credit: Simon Scoggins
Photo Credit: Simon Scoggins

With only approximately 40 seconds left on the clock in the final round of knock-out qualifying, Kyle Busch and group left pit road to hit the track for their make or break lap. Hitting the stripe just before the clock expired, Busch’s next lap was the one that would count and the driver of the No. 51 Toyota Tundra made it count as he posted the quickest lap.

Busch’s lap of 30.702 seconds will allow Busch to lead the field to green for the 15th time in his career and the third time this season. Busch has made four previous truck starts this year, winning each of those previous starts.

Darrell Wallace Jr. qualified second to give Kyle Busch Motorsports their first front row ever in the Camping World Truck Series. Jeb Burton qualified third as he continues to jell with ThorSport Racing, followed by rookie Ben Kennedy and Johnny Sauter.

German Quiroga qualified sixth, followed by Timothy Peters, Ron Hornaday, Joey Coulter and Ryan Blaney.

Austin Dillon would get into the wall during his lap, resulting in repairs having to be made to his truck before tonight’s race.


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Joining mid-2013 season, Ashley McCubbin is now the Managing Editor and contributes to each racing division as needed. Since studying journalism at the University of Guelph-Humber, Ashley has published articles on a couple of different websites, while serving as a public relations representative for different short track teams. Born in North York, Ontario, Ashley currently lives in Bradford, Ontario and spends her weekend at the local short tracks in the area. She has spent her entire life at the short track level, falling in love with the sport at the age of five. Beyond her love of short track racing, she also has grown an interest for both NASCAR and the IndyCar Racing Series. She also enjoys taking photos and working on websites, while playing a couple rounds of Candy Crush afterwards.

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