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Sammy Smith Earns ARCA Pole at Pocono

For the third time in his ARCA Menards Series career, Sammy Smith will lead the field to the green flag. Smith won the pole for the ARCA race at Pocono Raceway on Friday (July 22) after inclement weather forced series officials to prematurely end the practice session and cancel qualifying. As a result, Smith will start first in the 28-car field, with zero DNQs.

After winning the most recent ARCA race this season at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Taylor Gray will start second.

Jesse Love qualified third and points leader Rajah Caruth will start in fourth place. The top four all are making their first career ARCA starts at Pocono.

Nick Sanchez paced the field in the pre-race practice session on Thursday, and he will round out the starting top five in fifth place.

See also
ARCA Preview: 2022 General Tire Delivers 200 at Pocono

Brandon Jones has won both his ARCA starts this year, and he’ll start sixth.

Connor Mosack, Jake Finch, Daniel Dye and Kris Wright complete the top 10 in sixth through 10th place, respectively.

Due to an on-track incident, Greg Van Alst will go to a backup car.

Van Alst therefore will drop from his 13th place starting spot to the rear of the field before the start of the 80-lap race.

ARCA Qualifying Results from Pocono

Smith will lead the ARCA field to green in the General Tire Delivers 200 later today at 6:30 p.m. ET with TV coverage provided by FOX Sports 1.

About the author

Mark Kristl joined Frontstretch at the beginning of the 2019 NASCAR season. He is the site's ARCA Menards Series editor. Kristl is also an Eagle Scout and a proud University of Dayton alum.

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