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Gio Ruggiero on Pole for ARCA East at Nashville

Venturini Motorsports driver Gio Ruggiero will lead the ARCA Menards Series East field to the green flag tonight at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway. 

Ruggiero’s lap of 19.420 seconds was five-hundredths of a second farther than William Sawalich’s time, who will share the front row with him. It’s Ruggiero’s first career pole, coming on a track that he returns to for a second time in his ARCA career.

Behind Ruggiero and Sawalich in row two will be Isabella Robusto, who starts third, and Dover Motor Speedway winner Connor Zilisch. For Robusto, it’s her second career ARCA-sanctioned start, and first since the race at Phoenix Raceway in March where she finished sixth.

Rounding out the top five will be Zachary Tinkle, who will share the third row with Andrew Patterson, who starts sixth.

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Entry List: 2024 Music City 150

The remainder of the top 10 has Tyler Scofield rolling off the grind seventh, with Hunter Wright in eighth. The CW Motorsports duo of Caleb Costner and DL Wilson will share row five, beginning the race ninth and 10th, respectively.

Seventeen of the 18 cars entered for the race turned a qualifying lap, with the lone exclusion being Tanner Reif. The Cook Racing Technologies driver was fifth in practice, but he will start 18th at the wave of the green flag this evening.

ARCA Nashville Starting Lineup

The green flag for this evening’s Music City 150 at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway is set to fly at 9:30 p.m. ET with coverage coming exclusively on FloRacing. 

About the author

Josh joined Frontstretch in 2023 and currently covers the ARCA Menards Series. Born and raised in Missouri, Josh has been watching motorsports since 2005. He currently is studying for a Mass Communication degree at Lindenwood University

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