Kyle Busch Motorsports owner/driver Kyle Busch, in the No. 51 ToyotaCare Toyota Tundra, won the pole for Friday night’s SFP 250 at Kansas Speedway, a track that has been a problem for Busch in the past. Darrell Wallace Jr. qualified 21st in knock-out qualifying.
Busch’s fast lap of 178.921 mph (30.181 seconds) in the third round of knock-out qualifying put him on the pole next to Camping World Truck Series regular Ryan Blaney, who starts on the outside pole after a lap of 178.873 mph (30.189 seconds).
Johnny Sauter, Brian Ickler, Joey Logano and Jeb Burton qualified third through sixth. Austin Dillon, Timothy Peters, Matt Crafton, former KBM driver Joey Coulter, John Wes Townley and Brennan Newberry round out the top 12 at Kansas.
Wallace Jr., in the No. 54 Toyota Time Sales Event Toyota, left the track in the second round of knockout qualifying with smoke pouring from his truck. He had previously run a lap of 173.366 mph (31.148 seconds) before leaving the racing surface.
The Truck Series SFP 250 goes green at 7:30 p.m. CT tonight. Keep up with the action at www.kylebuschmotorsports.com.
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