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Nick Sanchez Wins Truck Pole at Homestead

The penultimate qualifying session of the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series season took place Friday afternoon (Oct. 20) at Homestead-Miami Speedway, as the Trucks qualified for the Baptist Health Cancer Care 200.

After 31 trucks took time at the South Florida 1.5-mile track, it was rookie and playoff contender Nick Sanchez grabbing the pole with an average speed of 167.084 mph. This marks Sanchez’s fifth pole of the season, and his first since Pocono Raceway back in July. 

Fellow playoff contender Carson Hocevar will fill out the front row with Sanchez, while two more championship hopefuls in Grant Enfinger and Ty Majeski make up the second row. Dean Thompson was the highest non-playoff qualifier, as he rounded out the top five.

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The third row was filled out by another TRICON Garage truck in Tanner Gray in sixth, followed by playoff drivers Zane Smith and Corey Heim in seventh and eighth, Stewart Friesen in ninth, and Christian Eckes in 10th.

The only playoff driver to qualify outside the top 10 was the 2021 Truck Series Champion Ben Rhodes, who timed in all the way down in 21st. 

Trevor Bayne failed to make a qualifying lap in the Rackley-WAR No. 25 due to transmission issues, and was joined by Jonathan Shafer and Armani Williams as trucks who failed to make a qualifying lap. All three trucks will make the field on owner’s points and will start at the back off the grid.

Truck Qualifying Results for Homestead

The Baptist Health Cancer Cure 200 from Homestead is set to get underway this Saturday, Oct. 21, at 12 p.m. ET. Catch all the action live on FOX Sports 1, MRN, and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.  

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Chase began working with Frontstretch in the spring of 2023 as a news writer, while also helping fill in for other columns as needed. Chase is now the main writer and reporter for Frontstretch.com's CARS Tour coverage, a role which began late in 2023.  Aside from racing, some of Chase's other hobbies include time in the outdoors hunting and fishing, and keeping up with all things Philadelphia sports related.

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