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Nick Sanchez Wins Truck Pole at Texas

Nick Sanchez won the pole for the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race at Texas Motor Speedway, going 185.51 mph in qualifying on April 1.

It’s the second pole of the season for the Rev Racing rookie.

“Honestly, we were focusing on drive by ourselves,” Sanchez told Frontstretch. “We knew that just like [Las Vegas Motor Speedway], single truck runs should [we] be top three. We’re just really focusing on traffic and getting myself acclimated to traffic and just understanding what I need if I’m behind another truck.”

Jack Wood starts alongside Sanchez on the front row, while Ty Majeski and Corey Heim make up the second row. Carson Hocevar rounds out the top five.

Christian Eckes begins sixth, Stewart Friesen is seventh and Tyler Ankrum starts eighth. Jake Garcia and Ben Rhodes completes the top 10.

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Matt DiBenedetto, Tyler Hill, Kaden Honeycutt and Spencer Boyd didn’t make a qualifying lap.

Kaden Honeycutt crashed after he blew a right-front tire and missed out on qualifying. However, since 36 trucks were entered, he would still make the race. The Roper Racing team doesn’t have a backup truck so it withdrew, as did Tyler Hill.

Eckes was quickest in practice, with a single lap speed of 184.559 mph.

Truck Starting Lineup For Texas

Coverage for the SpeedyCash.com 250 at Texas starts at 4:30 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1.

About the author

Joy joined Frontstretch in 2019 as a NASCAR DraftKings writer, expanding to news and iRacing coverage in 2020. She's currently an assistant editor and involved with photos, social media and news editing. A California native, Joy was raised as a motorsports fan and started watching NASCAR extensively in 2001. She earned her B.A. degree in Liberal Studies at California State University Bakersfield in 2010.

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