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Jesse Love Snags ARCA Pole for Season Finale at Toledo

Jesse Love emerged late in qualifying for the ARCA Menards Series race at Toledo Speedway (Oct. 8) to put his No. 20 on the pole for Venturini Motorsports.

The pole is the third of Love’s career. Love recorded a lap of 113.586 mph to take the top spot.

The 17-year-old will lead 24 drivers to green in the Shore Lunch 200 later on Saturday, which will serve as the season finale for the series.

Daniel Dye, who sits two points behind Nick Sanchez for the championship, will start on the front row. Dye’s GMS Racing teammate and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series playoff driver Grant Enfinger qualified third.

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Taylor Gray and Sammy Smith completed the top five.

Sanchez experienced a scare early in the day when he suffered engine issues in his No. 2 during practice. The team was able to swap engines in time for Sanchez to qualify. The series points leader will start eighth.


Qualifying immediately began with drama when Jeffery MacZink lost control of his No. 65 in turn 1, spinning into the outside wall. MacZink did not complete his lap. Morgen Baird also did not make a lap during the session.

ARCA Qualifying Results from Toledo

The season finale will take off at Toledo at 4 p.m. ET, with TV coverage on MAVTV and streaming on FloRacing.

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Luken Glover joined the Frontstretch team in 2020 as a contributor, furthering a love for racing that traces back to his earliest memories. Glover inherited his passion for racing from his grandfather, who used to help former NASCAR team owner Junie Donlavey in his Richmond, Va. garage. A 2023 graduate from the University of the Cumberlands, Glover is the author of "The Underdog House," contributes to commentary pieces, and does occasional at-track reporting. Additionally, Glover enjoys working in ministry, coaching basketball, playing sports, and karting.

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Jan Gorney

Your article is labeled ARCA Toledo qualifying results. Yet you only mention the 1-5 positions.
Please stay true to your journalistic principles and list ALL of the qualification results or change the title of your article.
Just bad journalism as it stands now.

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