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Nelson Piquet Jr. Wins 1st Career Pole in Inaugural Good Sam Roadside Assistance 200 Qualifying at Rockingham

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HAMLET, N.C. – The first Camping World Truck Series race at Rockingham Speedway is going to be paced to the green flag by a first-time polesitter. Nelson Piquet Jr. scored his first pole position in qualifying for the Good Sam Roadside Assistance 200 in his 33rd attempt in the series. Paulie Harraka will be starting to his outside after scoring his first top-10 start as the fastest rookie in qualifying. Timothy Peters, Jason Leffler and Brad Sweet rounded out the top five.

Piquet’s lap of 24.933 seconds is officially a Truck Series record at the Rock, since the trucks had never raced at the track before. Piquet’s pole time equates to a 144.387-mph lap.

Although Sweet qualified fifth, the truck will start at the rear of the field on Sunday (April 15) because Kasey Kahne will be coming back from Texas to race in the event. Chad McCumbee qualified the No. 92 truck in 18th position but it will also move to the back on Sunday when David Reutimann returns from Texas to jump behind the steering wheel.

Five drivers failed to qualify on time for the race: Clay Greenfield, Jennifer Jo Cobb, Chris Fontaine, Wes Burton and Brian Weber.


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