Hornaday Jr. grabs pole for Las Vegas truck race
Las Vegas, NV (Sports Network) - Ron Hornaday Jr. captured the pole for Saturday's Smith's 350 Camping World Truck Series race after topping current points leader Austin Dillon in qualifying at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Hornaday Jr., who claimed his series record-extending 50th win earlier this month at Kentucky, posted a lap at 176.056 mph for his 27th career pole but his first since October 2010 at Talladega. It was also his second pole at Las Vegas, with his first one here coming in 2008.
The four-time series champion has yet to win a race at this track.
Dillon, the defending race winner, secured the outside pole with a lap at 175.793 mph.
Parker Kligerman qualified third, followed by Johnny Sauter and Matt Crafton.
James Buescher, Nelson Piquet Jr., Brian Ickler, Ricky Carmichael and Miguel Paludo completed the top-10.
Dillon holds just a three-point advantage over Buescher, while Sauter is 19 points out of the lead.
All 34 drivers who attempted qualifying made the starting field.
The 146-lap race at Las Vegas is scheduled to start just after 3:30 p.m. (et).
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