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Truck Qualifying Rained Out at Kentucky Speedway, Johnny Sauter On Pole

Johnny Sauter will start Thursday night’s (July 6) Kentucky 225 at Kentucky Speedway from the top spot after qualifying for the event was rained out earlier Thursday.

Qualifying was scheduled for 5 p.m. ET. but constant on and off showers prevented the trucks from ever taking the track.

The top 26 spots were set by owners points, placing Christopher Bell on the outside pole.

Chase Briscoe‘s No. 29 is third in the owner standings, but the rookie had a ferocious wreck in practice on Wednesday (July 5) when his tire went down. Briscoe deemed the wreck as the hardest hit of his life, and the crew had to pull out the backup truck. The No. 29 will likely have to start the race from the rear, as he was not able to record any laps in the backup.

Matt Crafton and Ben Rhodes will round out the top five in the starting lineup. John Hunter Nemechek, winner of the last two Camping World Truck Series races, will start in ninth.

NEMCO Motorsports’ No. 87 entry of Joe Nemecheck is the lone entry to fail to qualify.

The Kentucky 225 is set to start at 8:19 p.m. ET on Thursday night. The race will air on FOX Sports 1 and Motor Racing Network.

About the author

Michael Massie is a writer for Frontstretch. Massie, a Richmond, Va. native, has been a NASCAR superfan since childhood, when he frequented races at Richmond International Raceway. Massie is a lover of short track racing and travels around to the ones in his region. Outside of motorsports, the Virginia Tech grad can be seen cheering on his beloved Hokies.

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