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Kyle Busch Secures Pole for Active Pest Control 200

Kyle Busch will lead Saturday afternoon’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Active Pest Control 200 field to the green flag alongside veteran Matt Crafton. The driver / owner of the No. 4 Toyota led both rounds of qualifying Saturday morning to score his 19th career Truck Series pole and only his second at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Kyle Busch Motorsports teammates Noah Gragson and Spencer Davis, who has five starts scheduled this season, will start fourth and fifth, respectively. Justin Haley rounds out the top five.

Rookie Dalton Sargeant starts sixth, followed by Stewart Friesen, whose performance his improved exponentially since partnering with GMS Racing last season. Cody Coughlin will start eighth, followed by Daytona winner and teammate Johnny Sauter. Brett Moffit rounds out the top 10.

Travis Kvapil and Scott Stenzel both failed to post a lap during the first round. Stenzel made the field on owner’s points, while Kvapil and Tim Veins will not race.

In nine previous starts at Atlanta, polesitter Busch has four victories, though none have come behind the wheel of KBM equipment. In fact, last year when Christopher Bell started on the pole and won the race was the first time the organization found Victory Lane at the 1.5-mile oval.

The Active Pest Control 200 will follow the NASCAR XFINITY Series race at approximately 4:30 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1.


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