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Ben Rhodes Wins Truck Series Pole at Pocono

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For the second time in his Camping World Truck Series career, Ben Rhodes will start on pole.

Turning a lap of 52.931 seconds (170.033 mph), Rhodes topped Kyle Busch by only 0.011 to win the pole for Saturday’s Overton’s 150 at Pocono Raceway. The pole, his first of 2017, is the second of his 39-race Truck career, winning the pole at Martinsville Speedway last spring.

Christopher Bell led final practice on Friday and qualified third in his No. 4 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota. Ryan Truex was fourth with Chase Briscoe in fifth.

Justin Fontaine spun his No. 66 truck off Turn 2, backing into the wall to bring out the red flag. He will start from the rear of the field.

John Hunter Nemechek in sixth followed by Johnny Sauter, Noah Gragson, Matt Crafton and Austin Hill the top 10.

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About the author

Growing up in Easton, Pa., Zach Catanzareti has grown his auto racing interest from fandom to professional. Joining Frontstretch in 2015, Zach enjoys nothing more than being at the track, having covered his first half-season of 18 races in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in 2017. With experience behind the wheel, behind the camera and in the media center, he thrives on being an all-around reporter.

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