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Kyle Larson claims second pole of weekend at Pocono

Kyle Larson
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Kyle Larson is on a roll when it comes to winning poles at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pa. After winning the pole starting spot on Friday for Sunday's 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race by setting a new track qualifying record, he followed up on Saturday with a 53.282-second/168.913 mph lap during Camping World Truck Series qualifying to claim the pole for Saturday afternoon's Pocono Mountains 150 Truck Series race. He'll be joined on the front row for the start of the truck race by fellow-Sprint Cup rookie Austin Dillon.

Tyler Reddick and Ben Kennedy posted the third and fourth-fastest laps times during the third of three rounds of Truck Series qualifying on Saturday to claim second-row spots on the starting grid. Timothy Peters rounded out the top-five.

Larson and Dillon combined to dominate the top of the scoring pylon throughout the qualifying session. Prior to going one-two in the final round, Dillon was fastest in round one, while Larson put up the fastest lap time in round two.

The third Sprint Cup driver who'll compete in the truck race on Saturday, Clint Bowyer, filling in for the injured John Wes Townley in the No. 05 Toyota, advanced to the final round and will start 10th. Townley wrecked in turn two at Pocono on Friday during qualifying for Friday evening's ARCA Racing Series event at the track. He was treated and released from an area hospital and is expected to be sidelined for a week.

Other drivers advancing to the third round and claiming spots six through 12 on the grid for Saturday's race include Johnny Sauter in sixth, Justin Lofton in seventh, Ryan Blaney eighth, Matt Crafton ninth, Joey Coulter 11th and Spencer Gallagher 12th.

The Pocono Mountains 150 will be four trucks short of a full race field of 36, as only 32 trucks made qualifying attempts in round one. The race is scheduled to take the green flag shortly after 1 p.m. ET and can be seen live on FOX Sports 1.

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