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Jesse Love Scores ARCA Pole at Salem

Fittingly, as he clinched the ARCA Menards Series championship, Jesse Love scored the pole for the ARCA race at Salem Speedway on Saturday (Sept. 30) too.

Love captured his sixth pole award of 2023 and the 10th of his career. In addition, it’s his first pole at Salem too.

Love won the 2021 ARCA race at the Indiana short track and he is now poised to do so again, starting first in the 19-car field.

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ARCA Menards Series East champion William Sawalich will start alongside Love on the front row in second.

Will Kimmel will start third at his home racetrack. Kimmel is seeking his first career ARCA victory.

In his first ARCA asphalt oval start, Brent Crews lines up fourth, followed by Christian Rose in fifth.

Andres Perez de Lara, Frankie Muniz, Toni Breidinger, debutant Conner Popplewell and Zachary Tinkle complete the top-10 starters from sixth through 10th, respectively.

All 19 drivers will start tonight’s 200-lap race.

Qualifying Results from Salem

The green flag will fly at Salem at 7:30 p.m. ET with coverage provided by FOX Sports 2 and FloRacing.

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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