Kroger 200 Qualifying Rained Out; Darrell Wallace Jr. wins pole

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With rain persistantly falling down on Martinsville Speedway, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series qualifying for hte Kroger 200 was rained out. As a result, the starting line-up was set based on the practice speeds from yesterday’s practice.

As a result, Darrell Wallace Jr. will lead the field to the green flag in his No. 54 Toyota No. 1 For Everyone Sales Event Toyota. Wallace Jr. finished top five in both races at Martinsville last year, scoring his first career win in the fall event.

“We were fast here in the spring last year so we’re backing that up again,” Wallace commented yesterday following practice. “We had a little heart attack moment when (Ryan) Blaney knocked me off of the top so we bolted on another set of stickers and went out there and took it back from him. He wasn’t too happy, but I had to keep it going. Very, very happy about my Toyota Tundra.”

He will be joined on the front row by fellow sophomore driver Ryan Blaney, followed by Timothy Peters, Erik Jones and Ron Hornaday Jr. Hornaday Jr. is hoping to run the full schedule this year with Turner-Scott Motorsports, but it’ll depend on sponsorship moving forward.

Rookie Ben Kennedy will start sixth, followed by Brian Ickler, German Quiroga, Cole Custer and Matt Crafton. Custer is making his first career truck series start this weekend. Last year’s spring winner Johnny Sauter will start 14th later this afternoon.

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series are hoping to run the full 200 lap event this afternoon once the rain stops.

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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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